Why should I get an ORCID ID?
Having an ORCID ID will help:
- Make your work discoverable by others
- Provides a means to distinguish between you and other authors with identical or similar names.
- Links together all of your works even if you have used different names over the course of your career.
- Makes it easy for others (grant funders, other researchers etc.) to find your research output.
- Ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you.
- Can help you minimize repetitive data entering – when submitting manuscripts for publication or applications for grants – systems using an ORCID ID will use ORCID to help pre-populate information.
Who uses ORCID IDs?
- Publishers in manuscript submission and data repositories
- Professional societies to manage membership, authorship and conferences
- Funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to facilitate forms submission. For example, ORCID iDs can be linked to SciENcv to generate the required biosketch.
- Metrics tools, such as impactstory.org
- Researcher profile tools