What is ORCID?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides an internationally recognized, unique, permanent personal identification number for free use by researchers. The ORCID iD is a global standard to correctly identify and link researchers and their achievements (publications, projects, research data, etc.). ORCID is operated by a non-profit organization in the USA and is supported and implemented by a large number of players in the scientific system, such as repositories, publishers and funding organizations.
Learn more at ORCID.orgor in the official ORCID Video
ORCID improves the visibility of your research and saves you time and hassle in the process!
- You are clearly identified, even with name variants, name changes or different spellings
- Your scientific contributions are clearly assigned to you and can be found in your publication list at any time
- Your ORCID iD and your information stored there (Record) can be used for life, independent of employers and institutions
- Your ORCID Record can be used as your digital business card for transparent and easy communication of your research achievements and projects with colleagues, publishers and funders
Privacy and informational self-determination are a high priority for ORCID: you maintain full control over your ORCID Record and your privacy
- Name and personal identification number are always public, but you can manage all other information in terms of their visibility to the outside world (only me|trusted parties|everyone)
- You determine which rights you grant to partners, so-called trusted parties (e.g. University of Erfurt, Crossref,)
- You can control and change privacy settings in your ORCID record via account settings at any time
- An expert report on behalf of the German Research Foundation (DFG) has confirmed that the ORCID system is generally compliant with data protection laws
How to get started with ORCID
You can let ORCID work optimally for you: The more information you provide, the more meaningful your record will be!
Please contact us, if you should have any further questions regarding ORCID.