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Manage Your Research Identity: What is ORCID?

  • Founded in 2012 by a free, global, not-for-profit organization, ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) or ORCID iD is a unique 16-digit number that connects researchers with their scholarly output and grants.

  • ORCID is an interoperable, persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

  • ORCID is self-curated, hence you are in control of what is viewable on your account.

  • ORCID iDs are collected and used internationally by many institutions including publishers, repositories, professional associations, universities, funders, and research organizations. 


                             Photo source: ORCID. (2014, June 2). What is ORCID? [Video]. Vimeo.