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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): ORCID

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

Keep Current on ORCID

 News & help at the ORCID Blog

Register for ORCID

To create your own ORCID ID, simply go to the ORCID website: and register.

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-proprietary, international ID that provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

ORCID links contributions through a researcher’s career, following the researcher across institutions and disciplines.  The ORCID identifier can be linked to other IDs, such as those from Scopus, ResearcherID, or LinkedIn, all of which will then be associated the output of the individual researcher.  This connection enhances research discovery and increases the efficiency of researcher collaboration and funding.

The ORCID Community

The following groups and organizations have adopted ORCID: