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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 consistent 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.
ORCiD works like your researcher fingerprint, driver's license number, or your TWU ID -- providing a number that is uniquely you.
Your ORCiD goes with you wherever you go. If you change positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCiD stays the same.