View the video below for more information, or simply go to the ORCID website--http://orcid.org/ to register.
An ORCID ID is a permanent 16-digit unique identifier used to distinguish you from other researchers. Your personal data that is captured in ORCID includes your name, other names, emails, social media profiles, brief biography, education, employment, works, funding, etc.
Your ORCID iD identifies YOU and ONLY YOU. It is also a effective tool to display and communicate your research and scholarly accomplishments--and keep other systems up to date.
Once you have an ORCID iD, be sure to let everyone know about it!
Include your ORCID iD in your CV, resume, e-mail signature, websites, homepage, business cards and anywhere else you have a public profile.
Add your ORCID when submitting manuscripts or grant applications. Be sure to provide your ORCID iD whenever the option is available. This will increase the visibility and the discoverability of your work.
Be sure to display your ORCID iD as a URL so that people know it is an ORCID iD and can easily navigate to your account page.
Import your additional works into ORCID by linking your account to other research systems e.g. Scopus and Web of Science.
The ORCID Registry can be accessed freely by all. This simply means that Google Scholar indexes Registry's contents. Hence having an ORCID iD ensures that your Google Scholar profile is accurately kept up to date.