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
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