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Track and Envision Your Scholarly Output: ORCiD

What is ORCiD?

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is both a standard and a service to help researchers establish and maintain their scholarly identity. ORCID helps distinguish researchers with similar or identical names, differences in spellings or translations of names across languages, and change in their name or affiliations over their career.  - from TAMU

Yours for life

For your work,  ORCiD is a:

  • Lifelong digital identifier
  • Non-proprietary alphanumeric code linked to your publications
  • Universally-recognized accreditation system unfettered from an institution or database

No Mistaken Identity

Help users determine it really is you and get the credit you deserve!

About ORCiD

  • Non-profit organization
  • Sustained by fees from member organizations
  • Transparent and non-proprietary
  • Their goal is to empower researcher control

Enable Auto Updates

You can authorize CrossRef and/or DataCite to automatically update your ORCiD account whenever you publish. These are the two major DOI providing entities for academic publications. Let them do the work for you.

Here are instructions from ORCiD:

Relate Publications to Grants

The Electronic  Research Administration (eRA) released a statement in the eRA Commons User Guide saying that "the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID ) is used within NIH and GRANTS.GOV to relate publications to grants." (2018)

The Deputy Director of NIH Extramural Research announced an expanded integration with ORCiD and eRA commons. (2017)

Get Credit

ORCiD supports 37 types of scholarly output in four categories.

  • Publications
  • Conferences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Other

Get Recognized

Add your ORCiD to social media:

  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Mendeley
  • ResearchGate
  • Etc.

This allows users to link to your work immediately.

How it works

  • Does not store text files
  • Enables connections between ORDCiD number and the unique identifier (DOI) for documents
  • Quick to set up
  • Can import metadata from a variety of sources including
    • Scopus
    • Web of Science
    • PubMed
    • Europe PMC
  • Can export data in BibTex format