What is ORCID?
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an non-profit organization supported by a global community of researchers and organizations. The goal of this organization is to connect researchers and to enable collaboration in global scholarship. With an ORCID ID, each researcher gains a personal, unique identifier and gains control over their scholarly identity.
What are the benefits?
- Build your profile and enhance the visibility of your work.
- Personal, unique identifier distinguishes you from other researchers with a similar name
- Asserting agency over scholarly identity
- Your personal information is not shared, you control what you share
- Connection to a global community of researchers
- All of your scholarly activities can be listed in one place and only trusted organizations can be linked to you
- Data providers, including CrossRef and MLA International Bibliography populate ORCID profiles.
- ORCID ID is designed to be a career-long identifier; your ID goes with you regardless of your institution.
- Use your ORCID profile page to share information about your research activities and outputs.
Why bother with an ORCID ID?
- Some publishers require ORCID IDs before submitting work for peer review
- Some publishers require ORCID IDs for reviewers
- Some funding agencies embed ORCID IDs into funding workflows
- Some professional organizations and societies use ORCID IDs as part of their membership information and conference workflows.