ORCID - Open Researcher Contributor ID

What is an ORCID?logo - open researcher and contributor id

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributer ID - a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. 

Why should I get an ORCID?

Publishers, research organizations and funders are increasingly recommending or requiring that scholars in their communities adopt ORCID as their de facto standard for author identification. There are many reasons for this, but a key one is to help resolve issues around managing and accurately disambiguating name variants as well as to better support data exchange for publishing, funder and researcher workflows.

For more reasons to get an ORCID see this summary: Ten things you need to know about ORCID or see What is ORCID?  and Why ORCID?

Where can I get an ORCID?

The initial ORCID registration process is very quick and can be done in three easy steps from the main main ORCID site.  Once you've created an account, you can also use your MyCarletonOne credentials to login by selecting Institutional account from the log in page.  Facebook or Google account logins also supported.

What other Author ID systems should I be aware of?

In addition to the independent ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID), there is Thompson Reuters ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, and domain specific schemes such as the arXiv Author ID, and many others.

Let us know!

Need help with setting up your ORCID? Reach out to us with your ORCID questions at orcid@library.carleton.ca

Content last updated: September 28, 2018