Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue23 26–30 June 2017

What is an ORCID?

Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID) is a global initiative that provides researchers with a free, unique identifier that can automatically link and attribute your research activities to you. By registering you automatically link to your research outputs from Scopus and Web of Science.

How can getting an ORCID iD help you?

ORCID is a single identifier that is used by the major citation services, publishers and increasingly funders to help identify individual researchers (including Web of Sciences and SCOPUS) ORCID enables researchers to be associated with the publications, grants and awards that are theirs, reduces confusion over similar names, and prevents others claiming their research Funders are increasingly requiring an ORCID ID, so researchers will need one for grant applications (yes, coming to an ARC and NHMRC near you) Publishers are requiring an ORCID iD for manuscript submission and author/reviewer databases.

See: ORCID Integration Chart

ORCID helps researchers automatically build their publication lists – generally a single click of a button aggregates publications to their profile

And of course it takes but a minute or two to set up a profile iD.

Remember to make your profile public and share your number with us!

Sharing your ORCID iD with the University will mean that we can reduce the duplicate work reporting publications and better manage your research profile.

For more information contact Elke Dawson, Manager, Open Research


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