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ORCID: Create your Unique Digital Identifier

A quick guide to AUB affiliates about ORCID, how to create an ORCID ID, and how this can help in solving the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications


Solve the Problem of Name Variation or Identical Names 

Maximize your Research Impact 











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Open Researcher and Contributor ID ORCID is a not-for-profit organization that provides unique identifiers for individuals to use along their names in all their research activities. The 16 digit identifier will ensure a better recognition and will eliminate any confusion with other author/researcher. Find out more

Benefits of ORCID:

  • Evade name ambiguity, distinguish yourself & assure that your work is attributed to you (we can help)
  • Enhance author/work discovery. It is indexed in Google Scholar, plus can be linked to Scopus & Web of Science, crossref & others
  • Improve the efficiency of your research impact
  • Enhance the university ranking
  • Identify faculty outputs
  • Track the research output at the university
  • Reduce repetitive data entry when submitting a manuscript or other systems (all publishers, funders, association are incorporating ORCId in their workflow processes)
  • Ensure persistency across your career. When you change affiliation ORCID moves with you
  • No duplication of ORCID IDs
  • Reduce time consuming in updating & maintaining records (push notifications from publishers)
  • ORCID IDs can be added in author profile databases, HR databases, websites etc...
  • Supports interoperability with external systems