How can I ensure I receive credit and recognition for all of my contributions? Shouldn’t there be a way to reduce time spent on administrative and reporting requirements? How can I maintain control over my own record of contributions?
What is ORCID?
ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers that is open, nonproprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (a 16-digit ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from every other contributor and supports automated linkages among all your professional activities.
Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier
Improve global recognition and discoverability of your research.
Spend more time doing research and less time managing it.
Control and manage a trusted and easily shareable record of your research activities and affiliations across organizations and disciplines.
ORCID for Researchers
Why Use ORCID?
Saves you time.As metadata in use by platforms and systems, it can be the connector that allows for the exchange of information to flow back and forth (e.g., using it, you can authorize CrossRef, the main DOI repository, to automatically add publications to your ORCID profile as you publish).
Avoids confusion in the scholarly record.As a name disambiguator (only one ORCID iD per distinct researcher), it helps ensure that only the right individual or individuals are attached to the publications and other forms of service that are theirs to claim.
Gets your work recognized in more places. Your institution now or will likely soon use automated systems to track scholarly productivity; with ORCID, just enter that one piece of data and avoid many of the manual updates needed on such systems.
Gets you noticed. Associate your ORCID iD with grant and award data so you can bring all the information to your profile automatically, and be more discoverable as the awardee in funding databases. Also, publishers integrating ORCID often include it in the byline on the article, linking readers right to your profile.
An ORCID is an integral "persistent identifier" in scholarly publishing that . . .