"In this way, the university is making an important contribution to the promotion of open science communication and laying the foundation for easier reporting of the research outputs of our scientists - not least thanks to the possible (future) integration into internal university systems such as the university bibliography (Hochschulbibliographie) and the Research Information System (FIS Forschungsinformationssystem),"
explains Anne Lehmann, a member of staff at the Research Data Management Service Office at the University of Erfurt.
Names are rarely unique. And so, if the names are the same, confusion with other researchers can occur. But also the change of names (e.g. after marriage), e-mail addresses or employers makes it difficult to clearly assign people to their scientific achievements. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) offers an internationally recognised, unique, persistent personal identification number for free use by researchers.
The ORCID ID is a global standard for uniquely identifying researchers and associating them with their research achievements. With the ORCID ID, scientists have full control over their own data and can improve the visibility and discoverability of their research. The broad support of ORCID by publishers, research institutions and funding bodies also simplifies data management, for example thanks to automatic import options for publications.