Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): ORCID
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:
- Individual researchers
- Publishers and journal editors
- Research grant funders
- Research organizations
- Professional associations
- Government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)