What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile. and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish YOU from all other researchers, linking all of your professional activities. For example:

  • Funding organizations like the U.S. NIH, Welcome Trust, and Portuguese FCT, are requesting ORCID iDs during grant submission and plan to use it to reduce the burden of grant submission.
  • Publishers are collecting ORCID iDs during manuscript submission, and your ORCID iD becomes a part of your publication's metawdata, making your work attributable to you and only you.
  • Universities and research institutes such as Harvard, Oxford, Michigan, Boston, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Texas A&M encourage ORCID adoption, and many are creating ORCID iDs for their faculty, postdocs, and gradute students.
  • Professional associations like the Society for Neuroscience and Modern Language Association are incorporating ORCID iDs into membership renewal.

Over time, this collaborative effort will reduce redundent 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.

To get started with ORCID you can claim your free ORCID iD by clicking the "Create or Connect your ORCID iD" button on your Scholar@UC account details page (or head over to orcid.org/register).

The Scholar@UC implentation of ORCID supports connecting to and displaying ORCID iDs, but does not support the ability to sign-in to Scholar with an ORCID iD