What is ORCID iD?


What is ORCID?


An ORCiD ID is a persistent, unique, numeric identifier for individual researchers and is free of charge. It helps distinguish you from other researchers with the same or similar names. It can create a united profile for your research activities, regardless of whether you’ve

  • changed names
  • published under multiple variations of your name
  • or switched institutions.

Several publishers, such as PLoS and IEEE, now require ORCiD IDs for submission. Funders such as The Department of Transportation and Wellcome Trust also requires ORCiD IDs for grant applications.

Linking Accounts to your ORCiD ID

ORCiD allows you to link accounts and automatically import content from other sources such as Scopus, Web of Science, and CrossRef. To learn more about how to add personal identifiers and link your existing profiles to ORCiD, please visit their help guide (available here). 


You're now able to link your ORCiD ID to your Experts@Minnesota profile. Learn how to create a new ORCiD ID through Experts@Minnesota (see our tutorial here) or link your existing ID to Experts@Minnesota (see our tutorial here).