ORCID stands for: Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create:
ORCID helps 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:
For example the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), suggests that researchers with an ORCID include it in their Research Grant Management System (RGMS) user profile.
You should register for an ORCID identifier to get a:
Please note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.
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 account has all your email addresses associated with it to avoid duplicate ORCIDs being created.
You can then link your ORCID iD to, and import information from, other sources such as:
Once you have registered you can include your ORCID iD: