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ORCID and University of Texas Arlington Join Forces

ORCID can help UT Arlington to accurately and easily identify and connect researchers, scholars, and innovators with their professional activities and affiliations, by embedding iDs in your systems, such as personnel and membership databases, identity management systems, ResearchCommons, and research information systems.

Importantly, by using ORCID, UT Arlington can play a part in building a trusted research infrastructure by asserting the connection between researchers and scholars and their affiliation with UT Arlington, by:

  • Collecting validated ORCID iDs for employees, members, affiliates, and students to ensure associations with the preferred name (and organization identifier) of UT Arlington, and to enable cross-system tracking and analysis
  • Displaying iDs to signal to researchers and affiliates that our information systems are in place to support their use of ORCID
  • Connecting information about affiliation – and, if applicable, contributions – to an individual’s ORCID record, making it easy for them to share this trusted information with other systems and profiles they use
  • Synchronizing with UTA systems to improve reporting accuracy and speed

What Are Researcher ID's

Researcher Identifiers, also known as Digital Author Identifiers (DAI) or Scholarly Identifiers, are unique numeric codes that establish a unique identity for a given author or creator. Research Identifiers are becoming more important in today's scholarly and publishing systems because the number of authors and research outputs keeps expanding globally, challenging our ability to associate individuals with their works accurately and unambiguously.

Researcher IDs help distinguish between similar or identical names, differences in spellings or transliterations of names across languages, and changes in names or affiliations over a researcher's career. If you have ever tried to locate all the works of a particular John Smith; or worried that works under your maiden name are not being retrieved by interested parties; or if you are concerned about the occurrence of variant transliterations and spellings of your name in various citation databases or other research information systems, you would find benefits from using a numeric Researcher ID!