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ORCID: About

Provides information on how to create and manage your ORCID profile.

What is ORCID?

What is ORCID ?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID.

ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. It addresses the name ambiguity problem that arises from name change, cultural differences in name order, and inconsistent use of first name abbreviations and different writing systems.

ORCID is a URI (unique resource identifier) with a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729)


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What can ORCID do?

  • A persistent digital identifier that disambiguate you from every other researcher

  • An open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a method of linking research-related items, such as articles, to these identifiers. 

  • International service that integrates with other researcher identifiers

  • Provide tools to automate the connection between researchers and their creative works

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