(Open Researcher & Contributor ID)
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.
You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors. Click here for video tutorials to learn more about getting started.
Register now and watch what ORCID can do:
- Correctly link you to your publications.
- Distinguish your work from the work of other people with similar names.
- Your ORCID ID is connected to you wherever you go.
- Visibility settings allow you to control what information is seen and added to your profile.
- Journal editors may ask for your ORCID when you submit a manuscript.
- Funders such as the NIH use ORCID iDs to to relate publications to grants. You can include your ORCID in your SciENcv account and your eRA Commons account.
- PubMed lets you search for authors by their ORCID (if the author published using an ORCID).
- Research networking sites like ResearchGate let you add your ORCID.
- An Auto-Update feature can update your ORCID profile automatically with new articles you've published.
How to register, create, and update your profile:
- Go to ORCID to register and receive an iD.
- Add your position title and affiliation to your ORCID record.
- Import your references from a source such as Scopus, Europe PMC, Dimensions, and/or CrossRef Metadata Search using "Link Works." References can also be added manually.
- Use "Account Settings" to manage your privacy preferences.