ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a free, unique, persistent identifier (PID) for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. Create your ORCID iD at orcid.org/register. Once you have your unique 16-digit ORCID identifier, you can add information to your record manually or by importing from sources like Scopus and Web of Science. Use your ORCID identifier in all stages of your research workflow (grant applications, manuscript submissions, etc.) to make sure that you get credit for your work.
Register today to start using your ORCID iD. You control when and where you use your iD, and can manage connections to your iD in your ORCID account, including deciding who gets to add what information, and whether and by whom this data may be viewed and accessed.
Why should you register? Your ORCID iD:
distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
is persistent (enduring)
Federal funding mandates resulting from NSPM 33 may require ORCID iDs for future NIH and NSF grant applications.
Starting in October 2023, NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch section of an NSF proposal. Adoption of a single, common researcher profile system for federal grants reduces administrative burden for researchers.
SciENcv will produce an NSF-compliant PDF version of the biographical sketch. Proposers must save this document and submit it as part of their proposal via Research.gov or Grants.gov.
Please contact your campus library for help updating your ORCID record information or linking it to other systems.
After you register, don't forget to
Adding information to your ORCID record now can save time in the future. You can choose to share data in your ORCID record with your institution, grant funders, publishers, and the public. Ideally, the effort to add information to ORCID profiles prevents duplicate work recording scholarly activity in disparate places and allows re-use information via ORCID.
Here are some tips to adding information to your record.
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