An ORCID® identifier (iD) is a persistent personal ID. Using your ORCID iD is more accurate and secure than a name: many people can have the same name but each ORCID iD is unique. An ORCID iD provides an easy way to distinguish yourself from other people with similar names guaranteeing that you will get credit for your work. For more about ORCID, visit our website.
View a sample ORCID iD profile
Things to know about ORCID iDs
Connect other identifiers
Unlike other closed systems, for-profit researcher profiles, ORCID works well with a variety of other systems (and a growing number!). Connect your ORCID iD with:
A good first step while setting up your ORCID iD is to make an inventory of all of your research outputs. This inventory should include:
Next, you need to track down where your work is located online. Below are some examples.