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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): Connecting Researchers and their Research

What is ORCID?

ORCID is a registry of research identifiers. Its purpose is to distinguish scholars from one another (regardless of name variants) and provide those scholars with a means of linking to and sharing their research objects with others, including journal articles, data sets, multimedia projects, and patents. ORCID's goal is to provide one central service that links with other research identifiers. This eliminates scholars' need to enter and re-enter the same data and information in different systems. ORCID's services are for scholars in any discipline, type of organization, or geographic location. 

Mission Statement

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

Benefits to Researchers

  • Reliably connects you with your contributions and affiliations
  • Saves you time – “enter once, re-use often”
  • Improves recognition for you and your research outputs
  • Increases discoverability of your research outputs
  • Alleviates mistaken identity
  • You own and control your record, managing what information is connected and how it is shared
  • More and more systems you already use are connected with ORCID
  • Free to register and use