ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
An ORCiD can be particularly useful if you have a common name, changed your name, or do not consistently use the same name format when publishing.
Register for your ORCiD at orcid.org/register.
Registration takes 30 seconds.
Complete your ORCiD record with your professional information, link to your other identifiers, and fill in your scholarly record.
Include your ORCiD on your website, when you submit publications, and apply for grants.
Names alone are not enough to ensure credit for your work in the digital haystack and sometimes fail to connect researchers with their research outputs. Learn how ORCiD can ensure that your research outputs and professional activities are connected with you every time.
ORCiD works like your fingerprint, driver's license number, or your JMU e-ID -- providing a digital identifier that is uniquely you.
Your ORCiD goes with you wherever you go. If you change names, positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCiD stays the same.