ORCID

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. 

ORCID required by some financiers

If you plan to apply for funds from Formas, Forte or Vetenskapsrådet via their joint system Prisma, you need to have an ORCID iD set up.

Further reading

http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/

Short introductory video

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

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