ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based registry of unique researcher identifiers. All who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time through ORCID ID. An ORCID ID consistently identifies you throughout your career.
ORCID ID creates links between a researcher’s profile and a large array of scholarly outputs, prestige, and honors, including journal articles, data sets, patents, grants received, awards, and membership, to name a few. Thus, many kinds of professional contributions are recognized.
By creating a permanent, clear and unambiguous digital record of a researcher, ORCID helps to distinguish a researcher from other individuals with similar names. Additionally, ORCID ID is not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent first-name abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.
With ORCID, you maintain all key information in one place and control privacy settings, including what information is displayed publicly and what is shared with trusted partners.
Professional benefits to registering for an ORCID ID include:
- Your professional activities are clearly linked back to you
- You don’t waste time entering repetitive data when reporting on your past activities
- Funders, institutions, and societies can easily identify you and your research
- You can easily comply with funder mandates
The ability to quickly and confidently identify you and your work is critical to your reputation and career. Funders, publishers, scholarly societies and associations, fellow researchers and potential collaborators need to be able to identify your work. UCR also needs to be able to identify your work, for many reasons from institutional benchmarking to research recordkeeping.