What is ORCID?
ORCID provides researchers with a unique identifier (an ORCID iD) plus a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD. ORCID is open, non-proprietary, transparent, community-based, and available free of charge. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services.
Why should you register?
Your ORCID iD:
- distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
- reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
- reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
- improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
- is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
- is persistent (enduring)
It is also a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms.
The UofM Libraries are working to integrate ORCID into our existing services and systems. We recommend any graduate students and faculty members who would like to enjoy these benefits to claim your ORCID iD today. Keep an eye here or the UML news feed to learn about integrations and updates to services as they become available.
To view ORCID’s instructional video, watch below:
Learn more about ORCID, and how to connect your ORCID iD with other author profile systems on our ORCID guide: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/orcid