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Managing Your Scholarly Record with ORCiD


What is ORCiD?

ORCiD is short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID​. It's a persistent author identifier that's associated with an online record that displays your scholarly contributions: publications, funding received, positions held, and more. It's open source, non-proprietary, and free for everyone.

This guide will show you how to sign up for an ORCID iD, add works to your record, and link your ORCID iD to other scholarly systems to save you time and increase your research visibility.

Why get an ORCID iD?

  • Distinguish yourself from others who have the same or similar name. Your ORCID iD will remain the same throughout your career, even if you change your name or start a new job.
  • Increase the visibility of your research by linking your ORCID iD with other researcher profile tools.
  • Many funders and journals require that their authors have an ORCID iD.
  • Requires little maintenance when you publish with your ORCID iD.