What is ORCID? ORCID gives you your own persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities to ensure that your work is recognized -- and attached to you!
Today's challenge can be covered in three basic steps:
Already have an ORDIC iD? Skip to the bottom of this page to see suggestions for other ORCID-related activities.
Very important! When registering, make sure to click on "EVERYONE" in the "Visibility Settings" portion of the form. Doing so will make your research more visible and discoverable. Note: your email address(es) are always kept private. More info here.
Why register? Your ORCID iD . . .
You can add info in three ways:
To link your works from another system, choose Search & Link from the Add Works portion of your ORCID record. You can then select a database that's likely to contain most of your published work. We recommend CrossRef as a great interdisciplinary choice; it will have all bibliographic info for works with a DOI. See this ORCID explainer or watch this video for more detailed instructions.
ORCID strongly recommends using its Search & Link wizard since it will reduce or eliminate data transposition errors, and also enable a reliable link between your ORCID iD and your works. You can certainly use the other two options, however, if Search & Link will not work for you (e.g., your journal article does not have a DOI and is not included in any of the available databases).
Tips for maxing out your ORCID usability:
To display your ORCID iD in various digital and analog locations, use these tools that can be found on your record, just under your name: