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Open Researcher and Contributor ID

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of research institutions, publishers, funders, professional associations, and other stakeholders in the research ecosystem.

An ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher across disciplines, borders, and time.

Benefits of ORCID

Registration of the ORCID iD is free.

The 16-digit unique number is associated to your ORCID profile which records your professional information - affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more throughout your research career.

A researcher may share your same name, or you may publish using your middle name or initial. The unique ORCID iD disambiguates you, so that your research outputs and activities will be correctly attributed to you.

Facilitates manuscript submissions and grants applications as a growing number of publishers and funders are requiring ORCID iD from researchers.

You can also save time by allowing these trusted organisations to update your records whenever you have new outputs.

ORCID helps enhancing your visibility as a researcher. And most importantly, it belongs to you and is fully controlled by you.