ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, community-driven organization that maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers. This registry disambiguates 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. Dr. Andrew Dunning, University of Toronto, shares why and how he uses ORCID as a master-list of his work. A 2018 piece in PNAS outlines the use of ORCID and an author taxonomy to combat poor authorship practices.
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. ORCID provides lots of help, also.
How To Register and Link ORCID
This how to video was created by Jaime Blanck. Lead Informationist, Welch Medical Library, and the Office of Online Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Value of ORCID