ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
"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." From the ORCID website
Over time, this collaborative effort will reduce redundant entry of biographical and bibliographical data into multiple systems. Your ORCID iD will belong to you throughout your scholarly career as a persistent identifier to distinguish you from other researchers and ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work.
Are you required to get an ORCID?
- The University expects all research active researchers to register for and manage their ORCiD record.
- Funders such as Wellcome and NIHR require an ORCIDs for PIs
- Publishers such as Wiley and PLOS are starting to require ORCIDs for authors
- Professional associations like the Modern Language Association are incorporating ORCID iDs into membership renewal