What´s an ORCID iD?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit system to provide unique identifiers to researchers across all disciplines. It is rapidly becoming a cross-disciplinary standard, and it works with other ID systems as well, which means it can connect different research systems and save you time on entering data.
How to get one
Go to https://orcid.org/register and fill in the form.
What's it used for?
List your ORCID on your CV, your web profile, your grants, and anywhere else where you provide a list of work.
How to improve your profile and correct errors
You can add your Scopus author ID and ResearcherID (Web of Science) and publications association with these ID:s will be automatically loaded. You can also manually add publications and other information; when you sign in, you will have a chance to add publications and other biographical information.