ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a signature that can be used on everything from online publications to research data, websites, blogs and social media to CVs and emails. A number of publishers already require at least the corresponding authors to have an ORCID ID. ORCID has been recommended as a national researcher identifier in Finland.
ORCID aims to solve common issues such as:
- Not getting credit for your research because your name is common or because you have published using a different version of your name.
- Struggling to find a central place to keep track of all your research outputs.
- Having to spend time entering the same information over and over in publisher and grant submission systems.
- Watch the video (4:16): What is ORCID?
- Read more about ORCID.
- Create your own ORCID ID. Update your profile (e.g. upload your publications and add your education and work experience).
- Search some of your colleagues from ORCID. Do they have ORCID profiles? Search also “John Smith”. You will understand one reason why ORCID is important.
Video (4:17): How to use ORCID
Video (5:14): ORCID and Scopus: Manage your author profile
Brown, J. 2016. Maintaining your research identity and streamlining systems. (Note! Audio recording and slides at the bottom of the page.)
Puuska, H.-M. 2015. ORCID – unique identifiers to support researchers. CSC Blog.
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