ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID

What is an ORCID iD?

An ORCID iD is a persistent unique digital identifier that distinguishes You across national boundaries and work places. It supports automated linkages between You and your professional and research activities. ORCID iDs are free for individuals.


An ORCID iD is a 16-digit number randomly assigned by the ORCID registry and expressed as http uri:


Why get an ORCID ID?

With an ORCID iD, all your work and research products (awarded grants, data sets, theses, peer reviewed articles, conference posters and presentations, etc.) can be linked to You! 


ORCID iDs work with metrics tools that help measure your influence.


ORCID iDs are used by funding agencies to simplify the application processes, track grant funded outputs (data sets, publications, patents, and other research products), and work with metrics tools that help measure the impact of those outputs.  ORCID iDs link with SciENcv, the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, the researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies.


ORCID iDs are used by publishers to identify authors, improve author search, and simplify the paper submission process.


Where to get an ORCID ID?

Get your ORCID iD today at http://orcid.org/

The process is quick, simple and free!


Use the tools provided to build your ORCID record and add your research products, affiliations, awarded grants, etc.


Use your ORCID iD on your CV, in your email signature, web page, twitter profile, etc.


Need help getting your research products and publications into your ORCID record, or have questions?  Contact the MBLWHOI Library: library [at] mbl [dot] edu (subject: ORCID%20)