It only takes 30 seconds to register for your ORCID and it will last you a lifetime!
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) gives you as an author a single unique ID which works across the whole global research landscape.
8 reasons to have an ORCID ID:
- Distinguish yourself – Ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
- Quickly becoming an international standard – in use by publishers, research funders, and universities across the world, e.g., Wellcome Trust, ScholarOne, Harvard and Oxford. 1,500 journals now require an ORCID ID.
- It’s mandated – in Wellcome Trust and NIHR grant applications, and recommended as mandatory for the next REF
- It’s open to all, non-profit and community-driven – a non-proprietary service maintained for the
- It’s of benefit to researchers in all disciplines and at all career stages
- Your ORCID ID belongs to you and stays with you throughout your career. Recognised by our RMS – with the objective that university systems will be able to synchronise information in the future
- Researchfish can now exchange data with ORCID. If you already have an ORCiD account, you can use this to automate parts of your Researchfish submission.
- ..and it’s quick and easy – as little as 30 seconds to register
To get started:
- You can register for an ORCID ID from the RMS, from the Researchers’ tab on the portal and directly at ORCID
- Add your ORCID ID into your RMS profile
- Import your research outputs and add biographical information using their automated import wizards. (See our libguide on ORCID for further details)
- Use your ORCID when you apply for grants, submit publications, or share your CV.
- See the useful blog post Six things to do now you’ve got an ORCID ID
- If you have any questions please contact Lisa Haddow