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Why do I need an ORCID identifier?

orcid connecting research and researchers

You might have heard of ORCID and wondered whether it applies to you. Or perhaps you already have an ORCID profile but haven’t yet filled it in. ORCID identifiers (iDs) are unique digital identifiers that distinguish individual researchers and that can be used to connect researchers with their professional contributions over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation. These free, 16-digit identifiers are assigned and maintained by the non-profit organization ORCID. ORCID … Read more