What is ORCID and how will it benefit me?
ORCID = Open Researcher and Contributor ID
An ORCID iD is a unique identifier for researchers. It allows research activities to be accurately attached to individuals over time, between institutions, and across multiple information systems. For more details visit: What is ORCID?
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Tips and Benefits:
Use the wizards to import work information from another system by clicking "Search & link" and selecting from the available systems (such as Scopus, Crossref and ResearcherID).
Using the Search & link wizard has the added advantage of letting you establish these organizations as Trusted Parties. You can then authorize them to automatically update your ORCID profile with information about new publications in the future, thus making it easier to keep your publications list up-to-date.
For more info, see this Tutorial on Importing Works.
Having an ORCID iD allows you to better manage your research profile and keep it up-to-date. In addition, publishers, funders, and other organizations are increasingly using ORCID in their manuscript submission and grant application procedures.
Your ORCID ID is the hub in the scholarly communication environment, ensuring interoperability between you and your publisher(s), employer institution(s), and funder(s).
For more information, see this Step-by-Step Tutorial.