What Is an ORCID iD

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit system that provides unique identifiers to researchers across all disciplines. It is rapidly becoming a cross-disciplinary standard. It also works with other ID systems, which means it can connect different research systems and save you time on entering data.

What Is It Used for

List your ORCID on your CV, your web profile, your grants, and anywhere else where you provide a list of work.

Some financiers require ORCID. 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.

How to Get One

Go ORCID and fill in the form. 

How to Improve Your Profile and Correct Errors

You can add your Scopus author ID and ResearcherID (Web of Science) to your profile and publications associated with these ID:s will be automatically loaded.

You can import your registered publications from DiVA to ORCID ( step-by-step guide).

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. 

Further Reading


Short Introductory Video

Source: What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

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