This guide introduces ORCID and shows you steps to work with your ORCID. For assistance, please contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
More than five millions ORCID iDs have been issued since 2012, and the number is growing. The major benefits of using ORCID iDs include:
ORCID refers to Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier, which is a registry of identifiers for participants in research, scholarship, and innovation. The vision of ORCID is to uniquely identify all researchers and scholars, thus they can be reliably connected to all of their contributions. An ORCID iD has 16 unique digits (e.g. 0000-0001-2435-6789). It is free to register and use in research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission. When you use your ORCID iD in your research workflows, your ORCID iD becomes a metadata in your research activities, which ensure that you receive credit for all of your work regardless of your affiliations.
ORCID is a non-profit making organization and is increasingly supported by worldwide organizations in the research ecosystem. When organizations collect researchers’ ORCD iDs in the research workflow, they can reliably connect research activities to the individual researchers. ORCID offers a robust digital infrastructure to support this collect and connect process and makes this process transparent and trustworthy. The types of organizations involved in the research ecosystem include:
You may find the full list of organizations by accessing the ORCID member organizations.