ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID
What is ORCID?
An ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier for researchers -- an ID number that can help make your scholarship easier to find and attribute so that you get credit for all that you do throughout your career.
Having an ORCID iD will:
Make your work more discoverable by others;
Distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names;
Connect your research to yourself throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication;
Minimize the time you spend entering data when submitting research for publication or applying for grants!
Pitt is an institutional member of ORCID. Be sure to share your ORCID iD with Pitt as a 'trusted party' to allow the University to:
- More easily showcase your scholarly output and that of the entire University
- Populate local systems to support networking and collaboration
- Automate annual reporting efforts
ORCID iDs are used more and more:
- by publishers in manuscript submission and data repositories
- by professional societies to manage membership, authorship and conferences
- by funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to facilitate forms submission. For example, ORCID iDs can be linked to SciENcv to generate required NIH and NSF biosketches.
ORCID at PITT : Register Today!
Not one of the six Schools of the Health Sciences at Pitt? Visit the University Library System's ORCID@Pitt: What is ORCID?
Special note: Major publishers such as Science, Public Library of Science (PLoS), IEEE, eLife, EMBO and Hindawi are requiring ORCID iDs with manuscript submission in 2016. Be prepared!
I just got my ORCID iD. What can I do with it now?
Assign a delegate to manage your ORCID account
ORCID and Your Data
ORCID is an open, global, nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain an international system of research IDs.
The information in your ORCID profile -- positions held, articles published, grants received, email addresses, organizations affiliated with -- is non-sensitive and available from other public sources. ORCID users can set certain information to "private," including their iDs. However, there are good reasons for you, your program, and for the University to share at least some of your profile information with a trusted party like Pitt.
Learn more about ORCID Privacy Settings here.
Andrea M. Ketchum, MS, MLIS, AHIP
Research & Instruction Librarian/ Scholarly Communication Liaison
Health Sciences Library System
200 Scaife Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261