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.
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/