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(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)


  • ORCID is the acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. This open source, not-for-profit community-driven initiative helps all who participate in scholarly research and innovation to be uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, countries as well as time.

  • ORCID provides a standard unique author identifier that:
    • Increases your research visibility
    • Connects your research to you throughout your career
    • Distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
    • Minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research for publication or applying for grants
    • Is being required by major journal publishers and funding organizations

View the video below for more information, or simply go to the ORCID website-- 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.  

To create your own ORCID ID, simply go to the ORCID website-- -- and register.

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.


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