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ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.

Distinguish Yourself with ORCID

1. Register for your ORCID iD




Get your unique ORCID identifier. Registration takes 30 seconds. You can register with your UCC network credentials.

Add your info to your ORCID




Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn).




Include your ORCID identifier on your Webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.


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ORCID iD is owned by the researcher and not any institution. ORCID is vendor neutral, a community-driven effort to distinguish researchers. ORCID iD distinguishes you from every other researcher and connects you to your research activities, so you always get the credit for your work. It is the most widely adopted cross platform author identifier.

  • Your ORCID iD can connect with other scholarly ID systems, such as Web of Science and Scopus.
  • You don’t waste time entering repetitive data when reporting on your past activities. Your professional activities are clearly linked back to you.
  • Many publishers use ORCID, reducing the need to keep track of multiple identifiers for different platforms.
  • Some funders and publishers will require you to have an ORCID iD to submit.  

Your ORCID iD remains the same regards of whether you change your name, your institution, your country or your field of research and provides a unique and permanent marker of your scholarly contributions.

What is ORCID?

Names are not enough to ensure credit for your work and are inadequate for reliably connecting researchers with their research outputs. Learn how ORCID can ensure that your publications, datasets, and other research outputs are connected with you every time.

Publishers using ORCID

More than 3000 journals already collect ORCID iDs from corresponding authors. In November 2015, a group of publishers published an open letter declaring that they will require ORCID iDs in the publishing process for their journals. Signatories include Springer Nature, Wiley, IEEE, PLOS, The Royal Society  and counting …

Publishers who require ORCID ids

ORCID Open Letter from Publishers

What is ORCID?

‚ÄčORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher

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Distinguish Yourself

Do you have a common name? Have you published some articles with your middle initial, some with your first initial, and others with your full name? Have you changed your name during your research career? ORCID solves these problems!

ORCID saves time

ORCID iD reduces repetitive data entry. You can link your ORCID iD to other identifiers such as Researcher ID and your Scopus author profile so that you don’t have to add new publications to each profile separately. You can set up your ORCID profile to auto populated from these trusted sources.

ORCID goes with you

Your ORCID iD goes with you wherever you go. If you change positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCID iD stays the same.