What is an ORCID iD?


An ORCID iD is a free and unique persistent identifier for individuals that helps researchers identify themselves and their scholarship in their ORCID profiles.

Benefits of having an ORCID iD and profile:

  • Distinguishes you from others with similar names and keeps track of any name changes you make throughout your career in one profile
  • Many funding agencies require an ORCID iD
  • Scholarly publishers support ORCID iDs and many require them
    • Including your ORCID iD during manuscript submission helps your publications be added to your profile automatically upon publication

View a demo profile and FAQs from ORCID.

  • Last Updated Apr 03, 2023
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  • Answered By Kathleen Flynn

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