Get an ORCID iD to increase the visibility of your research and to save time with manuscript submissions or grant applications.
What is an ORCID iD?
An ORCID iD is a personal identifier for researchers. ORCID is free, open, non-commercial and community-driven.
It is what ISBN is for books and DOI for articles and data. Each ORCID iD is a unique string of 4 times 4 digits: 0000-0001-6022-2666. This ensures that research systems and services know who you are, even when you have a lot of (near) namesakes in the same discipline.
It provides you with a unique and persistent personal identifier and a webpage, on which your research output will get updated automatically. Your ORCID iD is interoperable between different institutions so you can use the same ORCID iD no matter where you work or who funds your research.