Use ORCID to uniquely identify you as a researcher

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NIH and ORCID are teaming up to reach a laudable goal: place researcher's biographical information in one place, so that it can be updated once and then shared with a long list of funding agencies, institutions, and profile systems. Read an early description of the effort here.

They call it ORBIT: ORCID Reducing Burden & Improving Transparency.


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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, community-driven organization that maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers. This registry is used to disambiguate researchers so that articles, chapters, books, datasets, and other research products are accurately and correctly attributed.


ORCID is an important part of the network infrastructure that supports research dissemination. If you want accurate information about your work shared easily between publishers, JHU, funders, collaboration networks, and research platforms, you should have an ORCID.


JHU is asking you to register for ORCID, if you haven't already. We also ask you to link that ORCID with JHU. That way JHU can share information about your employment with your ORCID record, and JHU can see the work you have shared on the network.

Register and Link to JHU

Click on the link above and follow these directions to link your ORCID to JHU.

  1. Register with your information if you do not have an account yet. Sign into your account if you do.

  2. You can use your JHED credentials to sign in.

  3. Give JHU access to your ORCID record. Check the box next to “Allow this permission until I revoke it”.

  4. If you want to pull in publications from other sources, go to Works-Add Works. Choose Scopus, Web of Science, Europe Pubmed Central, and/or CrossRef to add your publications.

What is ORCID?