About ORCiD IDs
An ORCiD ID is a lifelong digital name for an individual researcher that consists of a persistent, unique, numeric identifier.
ORCiD IDs are an important tool for researchers as they:
Distinguish you from other researchers with the same or similar names.
Help you create a profile for your research activities, regardless of whether you have changed names, published under multiple variations of your name, or switched institutions.
Are required by major publishers such as PLoS and IEEE.
Are increasingly requested by funding agencies such as the Department of Transportation and the Wellcome Trust for grant applications.
Get an ORCiD ID
The form for obtaining an ORCiD ID can be completed online in about 30 seconds. It requires registration and your professional information.
Use your ORCiD ID
Increase the visibility of your research: Include your ORCiD ID on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.
Automate the process: Use your ORCiD ID to link accounts and automatically import content from other sources such as Scopus, Web of Science, and CrossRef.
Learn More About ORCiD IDs
This four minute video shows how ORCiD IDs can help you manage your scholarly profile to support grant funding and promotion, and to increase the visibility of your research.