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Boost Your Scholarly Profile: Scholarly ID

Create Your Scholarly ID

ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and ensures that your work is recognized. 

1. Register with ORCID and receive your unique ID. Register here for free.

2.  Create a personalized professional profile and link to your other identifiers (such as, ResearcherID).

3. Include your ORCID ID on your Webpage, when you submit publications, and apply for grants for research to ensure you get credit for your work. 

Registering with ORCID will help to increase visibility for your scholarly creative activities and ensure your name is properly associated with your scholarly work.  One of the most common problems for faculty visibility is name ambiguity and the challenge of distinguishing your research with that of others.  You need to be able to easily attach your identity to your research.  Your research is of high scholarship and importance.  Registering with one or both of these scholarly-focused options is a wise option to help you stand out in the crowd.

Creating a scholarly profile is important for several reasons:

  • The same authors name could be written in different ways, or more than one researcher may have the same name
  • There may be different versions of a name, or the use of initials could be used in place of a full name
  • Some researchers could change names because of marriage or other reasons
  • Registering with ORCID can help to eliminate any confusion between your work and that of a fellow researcher.

What is ORCID

ORCID and Digital Measures


Image: ORCIDORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and UT Arlington are teaming up to help you better disseminate you research, and track the progress of your scholarship.


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

Register for your ORCID ID today!  The 30 seconds it takes to register will benefit you for a lifetime.  ORCID's motto is; Enter Once, Reuse Often

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