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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 consistently use the same name format when publishing.
ORCiD works like your fingerprint, driver's license number, or your TWU ID by providing a number that is uniquely you. If you change positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCiD stays the same.
ORCiD helps uniquely identify you as a researcher and is the most widely adopted cross platform identifier.
With an ORCiD you can mostly easily showcase your accomplishments.
If you're a student or early career, every accomplishment counts. Gather together all your research outputs from articles to posters in one scholarly profile. ORCiD allows you to connect all your professional and scholarly accomplishments to feature them to departments, potential collaborators, employers. and funders.