What are the benefits?
Benefits to you, the researcher:
ORCID allows and encourages users to link their ORCID record to other identifiers. For example, researchers can link their Scopus Author ID to ORCID, or link to ORCID from their ResearcherID record, and in both cases synchronize publication data with their ORCID record. The ORCID identifier structure is compatible with the ISO 277729 standard established by International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI).
How will this help with my workflow?
Unlike other platforms and databases which may only cover a portion of your total output, or only certain types of outputs, you can add all of your publications, works and activities to your ORCID profile to create a comprehensive listing in one place, including outputs like datasets, peer review activities and more.
An ORCID ID can reduce repetitive data entry:
Enter once, reuse often!
What will happen if I leave UTA?
Your ORCID ID and profile goes with you. Its not directly attached to UTA, but its is attached to you, the researcher. It is yours to keep for a lifetime and will be with you every step of the way in your career.