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ORCID at Emory

This guide will help you understand the benefits of an ORCID iD and how to use it.

What Is ORCID?

ORCID iDs--or Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers--are unique identifiers that you can use to ensure you are always correctly associated and connected with your academic work. The iDs help funders, publishers, scholarly societies, and other researchers quickly find and distinguish your work from materials created by other researchers with similar names. ORCID iDs are being used increasingly by publishers such as the Royal Society, PLOS, the American Geophysical Union, BMJ, Wiley, and dozens more. Many funders also now recommend or require researchers to have an ORCID iD; examples include the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and NIH T-, F-, and K-series training grants.

Note that "ORCID" is pronounced  just like "orchid" (the flower).

To get started with ORCID, follow these three steps:

  1. Get an ORCID iD for free: Navigate to https://orcid.org/register. Use your Emory email to register.
  2. Add your scholarly works: Once you’ve created your ORCID iD, you can add works to your record, set up automatic updates, or delegate management of your account to someone else.
  3. Use your ORCID iD: Include your ORCID iD on your webpage, when you submit publications, on grant applications, and in other research workflows to ensure that you get credit for your work.

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, and you will reap all the benefits of having an ORCID iD. Note: your email address(es) are always kept private. More info here.

Guide Credit

This guide is based on the ORCID Guide at Washington State University Libraries by Talea Anderson, which carries a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) International 4.0 license