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What is ORCiD?

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.

Why Should I Use ORCiD?

ORCiDs are:

  • Cross disciplinary
  • Used worldwide
  • Used by some publishers, universities, and repositories
  • Used by some funders

ORCiD helps uniquely identify you as a researcher and is the most widely adopted cross platform identifier. 

  • Many publishers use ORCiD, reducing the need to keep track of multiple identifiers for different platforms. 
  • Your ORCiD can connect with other scholarly ID systems, such as Web of Science and Scopus.
  • Some funders and publishers will require you to have an ORCiD to submit.

Build Your Research Profile

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. 

Save Time

  • ORCiD minimizes the time you spend filling out forms for research publications or applying for grants
  • ORCiD can help funding agencies become familiar with your research
  • With an ORCiD you can create an ImpactStory profile with one click