What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an identifier which can be added to your research output to ensure your work can be easily identified and correctly attributed to you throughout your career.

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Why use it?

Improves discoverability of your research output

Improves connections between your profiles on different systems

Eliminates name ambiguity - ensures you are properly credited for your work

Stays with you throughout your career

Funders (e.g. UK Research Councils) and publishers increasingly require researchers to use an ORCID

 

It is quick and free to create an ORCID. For more information about ORCID and to register for your ORCID ID visit the ORCID website: https://orcid.org/