ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a unique identifier attached to researchers that enable consistent linkages between them and their scholarly publications.
ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.
Having an ORCID ID means other researchers are no longer confusing you with someone else!
That ID tags you, and only you, with your work and follows you throughout your academic career.
ORCID's tools and services provide you control over your registration, what is connected to your iD, and who can access your information. ORCID provides system security and protection to ensure that user control is maintained.
ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.