What is ORCID?
ORCID – which stands for ‘Open Researcher and Contributor ID’ – is a system whereby researchers are given a unique digital identifier, which distinguishes them from other researchers. This can be very useful when you share the same name with other people and you can keep this throughout your research career.
In addition, by using an ORCID ID during the publishing process and other professional activities (e.g. grant applications), this will facilitate automatic linking of these activities and published works.
How to set up an ORCID ID and link it to City Research Online
Other ways you can use and publicise your ORCID
Your ORCID can be used in many ways. Here are some suggestions:
- Grant applications, e.g. for Wellcome Trust grants.
- Certain journal submissions (e.g. Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals).
- Your webpages and profile pages.
The benefits of ORCID
To sum up, the benefits of an ORCID include:
- Having a unique identifier which distinguishes you from other researchers.
- It is an identifier which you can keep with you, even if you move institution.
- It can save you time by linking your grants and publications together.
- By adding your ORCID to the City Research Online Publications database, this will help the Publications database to pull in the outputs which have your ORCID attached to them.
- Remember to do a manual check of the Publications database, to make sure that all your publications have been recorded correctly.