ORCiD profiles are already required by many journal publishers and likely to be come increasingly important element of federal grant funding. A well maintained ORCiD profile can be used to help create a SciENcv Biosketch or to generate a QR code for a a conference poster. Students and researchers associated with GW SMHS, SPH, and SON can complete the ORCiD Profile Evaluation form for tips on curating profiles.
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
One advantage to having an ORCID iD is the ability to automatically populate works in an NIH or NSF Biosketch.
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."