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.  

Register for an ORCiD ID

Use your ORCiD ID

There are many ways to use your . A few starting points are listed below.  Contact your librarian or browse the ORCiD help topics for additional assistance.

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. 

What is ORCID?