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This guide explains what ORCID is, how researchers can sign up and manage their ORCID.

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes each individual researcher and ensures that one's work is recognized by linking to an individual researcher to their professional activities. 

Unlike other research IDs, an ORCID is universal. It is not tied to any institution or database, and it can follow a researcher wherever they go. 

Publishers, funders, research institutions, and other organizations are increasingly adopting and supporting ORCID. 

ORCID is easy to set up and easy to manage in three easy steps:

1) Get your ORCID

2) Add your works

3) Use your ORCID

Get your ORCID

Registering for your ORCID is quick and easy! Go to to get started. 

Adding your works

As soon as you've registered for your ORCID, you can easily add your scholarly works to your ORCID record. You can also enable automatic updates and delegate management of your record to someone else if desired. 

Using your ORCID

Include your ORCID on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure that you get credit for your work. 


Thanks to Cornell University Library for creating a wonderful Libguide on ORCID under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This guide borrows extensively from that work.