ORCID stands for: Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create:
An ORCID identifier will help you to distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names, and make sure you get credit for your work.
ORCID identifiers are increasingly being used by:
ORCID identifier provides a:
Please note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.
On 17 November 2016 the University Executive endorsed a compulsory ORCID for all University of Melbourne academic staff.
All academic staff should:
Taking these steps will:
For more information see the ORCID Registration and Connection page on the Staff Hub.
University of Melbourne staff can access the ORCID guide for a comprehensive guide to setting up an ORCID and linking it to Minerva and other research identifiers.
All University of Melbourne graduate researchers are required to include an ORCID on the title page of their thesis. See Preparation of Graduate Research Theses Rules.
Academic staff and graduate researchers should add their ORCID when submitting:
Registration for an ORCID identifier is free and fast: go to https://orcid.org/register and enter your name and email address and create a password.
NOTE: If you have more than one university email address, it is important that you make sure that your ORCID profile has all your email addresses associated with it to avoid duplicate ORCID identifiers being created.
You can then link your ORCID identifier to, and import information from, other sources such as:
Once you have registered you can include your ORCID identifier:
It's very simple to import records from your Google Scholar profile into your ORCID profile.
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