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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a free, unique, persistent identifier (PID) for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We provide ORCID to researchers free of charge so that we may realize our vision of connecting all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.

People use “ORCID” or “ORCID iD” interchangeably, but what they’re talking about is a 16-digit number and the associated record (sometimes called a profile) that stores automatic links to all your research, and links all your research with you. By allowing trusted organizations to add your research information to your ORCID record, you can spend more time conducting your research and less time managing it.


Benefits of ORCID


  • It is free of charge
  • It accurately and uniformly identifies authors throughout their careers, eliminating ambiguities.
  • Ensures correct attribution of publications.
  • Improves visibility and impact of research results
  • The ORCID number is included among the author data of the main bibliographic databases and is synchronized with their corresponding identification systems.
  • It is integrated into the various scientific production management tools.
  • It is accepted as a signature or author identification element by the main scientific publishers.
  • Required by most funding agencies.
  • Simplifies research activity evaluation tasks.