What is ORCID?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier number that distinguishes you from other researchers.
Why get an ORCID?
Having a unique persistent identifier allows you to:
Additionally, several major scientific publishers and funding institutions are starting to require ORCID. You may be asked to sign up for an ORCID at some point during the publication process. ORCID iD has become the dominant standard for researcher identification.
What publishers require ORCID?
The list of publishers requiring ORCIDs continue to grow. See the Signatories list for the ORCID Open Letter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about ORCID
1) By linking your ORCID account to your Scopus author profile, you can automatically enter all the articles assigned to your profile in Scopus to your ORCID account.
2) To do this, scroll over the 'Add Works' button in the Works section of your ORCID account and select 'Search & Link'
3) On the subsequent page, scroll down and click on the 'Scopus-Elsevier' option and you'll be prompted to select the appropriate Scopus author profile.
How to populate your ORCID iD with publication and other research information:
In order to maximize the benefits of your ORCID account, you will need to populate your account either by linking your works from another system, importing a BibTeX file of your work, or adding works manually.
To link your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID profile, follow the instructions in the Scopus to ORCID Wizard. Once you set up the link between these two accounts, new publications will automatically transfer to your ORCID profile when they are added to Scopus. You can also link publications using the CrossRef metadata search; CrossRef is a database of all publications that have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). You can find publications via CrossRef search if you have a title, author, or DOI.
Once you have an exported BibTeX file from your Google Scholar Profile, you can import this information directly into your ORCID profile
One advantage to having an ORCID iD is the ability to automatically populate works in an NIH or NSF Biosketch.
You can control what elements of your ORCID record are publicly visible. For your personal information and information about your works, three settings are available:
GW researchers have the option of making GW a trusted organization. To learn more, visit the ORCID page from GW Libraries & Academic Innovation and select "Connect Your ORCID to GW" or "Create an ORCID and Connect to GW."
You can easily create a QR code for your ORCID that can be used on conference posters and other professional settings. Start by logging into your ORCID account and select the drop down menu next to your name. Go to "Account Settings" and under the Sharing section click on "Get a QR code for your ORCID iD."