An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a persistent unique identifier that is used to accurately link researchers with their work.
Register for your ORCID iD using the instructions below. Then use your ORCID iD when you submit articles for publication and when prompted by funders .
As more systems (academic institutions, eRA Commons, PubMed) start to make use of ORCID IDs, using your identifier will pay off.
✽ See below for new NIH requirement for some individuals. ✽
ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides an open registry of unique persistent identifiers for researchers.
How to register, create, and update your profile?
Some publishers ask corresponding authors to submit their ORCID iDs during the publication process. Examples include Wiley, AAAS, The Royal Society, PLoS, eLife, and The Company of Biologists.
Many other publishers give authors the opportunity to include their ORCID iDs.
Here are other publishers who use ORCID iDs in some way.
If you submit your ORCID iD when you publish, it will be included in databases like PubMed and Web of Science, and it will be easier to connect you with your publications.
UW Office of Research information about NIH's new ORCID iD requirement
✽ Who does it apply to? Individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards.
✽ What is the requirement? Link your ORCID ID to your eRA Commons Personal Profile in FY 2020 beginning with Oct. 2019 appointees.
✽ How do I do it? Register for an ORCID iD if you don't already have one. Then in your Commons Personal Profile, click on Connect your ORCID ID. Log into ORCID. Authorize NIH to access your ORCID profile.