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Scholarly Communication: ORCID@Pitt


  Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-109. NIH Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020. 

"The [NIH] requirement for ORCID identifiers will be implemented through the appointment process for those appointed to institutional awards and through the application process for those applying for individual awards," beginning with institutional awards in October, 2019, and individual awards in January, 2020.

now requires an ORCID iD to to publish in all Nature and Nature Research journals, as well as many BioMed Central, Springer and Springer Open journals. This applies to journal articles, book chapters and books. To comply with this new requirement, claim your free ORCID iD at Don't forget to grant trusted status to the University of Pittsburgh.

ORCID at PITT : Register Today!

HSLS  Register now! Claim your free ORCID iD at (Don't forget to grant trusted status to the   University of Pittsburgh.)

ULS  Not one of the six Schools of the Health Sciences at Pitt? Visit the University Library System's ORCID@Pitt: What is ORCID?

Major publishers such as Science, Springer Nature, Public Library of Science (PLoS), IEEE, eLife, EMBO and Hindawi are requiring ORCID iDs with manuscript submission. NIH now requires an ORCID iD when applying for institutional awards, and individual awards starting in January, 2020.

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.


    ORCID Hub of Interoperability                                                                                


Your ORCID iD is the hub in the scholarly communication environment, ensuring interoperability between you and your publisher(s), employer institution(s), and funder(s).

Researcher Benefits

Having an ORCID iD will:

Make your work more discoverable by others;
Automatically update publication lists;

Distinguish you from other researchers with similar names;
Connect you to your research throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publications;
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 integration with the Faculty Information System, Pivot Funding Opportunities, and D-Scholarship@Pitt--streamlining the process of building your digital CV, tenure portfolios, and completing compliance reports.
  • Automate updates and annual reporting

ORCID iDs are used more frequently

  • by publishers in manuscript submissions 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.


eRA Commons: Connect your ORCID iD to your Commons profile.
Revised 8/16/2019. Step-by-step instructions with links.

Extramural Nexus: Teaming with ORCID to Reduce Burden and Improve Transparency. by  
"... your ORCID iD now links to eRA Commons so that publications can be linked to associated grants. Keep up with NIH! Sign up for your ORCID iD at Pitt... Then link your ORCID iD to eRA Commons.

ORCID and AntibodyRegistry are now aligned, read all about it!
Learn how to connect your ORCID and Antibody Registry accounts at ( Soon original researchers will be able to make an antibody, register it with the antibody's RRID linked to their ORCID account, and get the deserved credit when that antibody is cited.

I just got my ORCID iD. What can I do with it now?

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.

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