Use ORCID to uniquely identify you as a researcher

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Joanne Helouvry
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What is ORCID?

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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 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. 

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. 

If you need any assistance, email us at scholcomm@jh.edu.

ORCID helps organize and promote your academic & research career

Your ORCID creates a link between you and your work by creating a unique ID number and permanent URL for your entire CV. Your ORCID record stays the same, regardless of name changes, changes in workplace or affiliation, updates to credentials, and additions to your publication and service record.

You can share your ORCID iD and URL on your CV, social media, repositories, publications, and more. Get credit for your work and ensure that readers clearly understand who you are and your research history. Collect all types of scholarly output into one easy-to-share location.

You can share your ORCID on your CV, social media, and LinkedIn. When submitting new publications, data sets, and funding applications, you can usually link your ORCID with your work so your readers know you're the author. If you’re the corresponding author or PI, ask your publisher or funder about how to ensure your coauthors’ ORCIDs are connected to the publication.

Some funders and publishers require authors to use ORCID

Many funding organizations, publishers, and institutions now require ORCID iDs for authors and researchers. ORCID integrates into these entities’ systems and make it easy for you to comply with requirements. 

•    The SciENCV and BioSketch systems used by NIH, NSF, and IES requires use of ORCID.
•    Grants.gov, the funding portal for agencies such as Dept. of Education, NEA, NEH, and IMLS, also utilizes ORCID for portions of its functionality.
•    JHU may set up systems in the future that utilize ORCID.

You can set up your ORCID so that it is automatically updated with your work, publications, and funder information by connecting it to trusted third-party services like JHU, your publishers, and your funding bodies. You can also connect your ORCID to your JHED ID to be sure your department, college, division and colleagues are able to find all your work in one trustworthy place.

Key takeaways

•    ORCID follows you wherever you go and is free for anyone to use, regardless of institutional affiliation.
•    Connecting your ORCID to Trusted Organizations makes sure all of your work is automatically updated and associated with your profile.
•    Connecting your ORCID to your JHED makes it possible for your colleagues and administrators to find all of your work in a trustworthy place.
•    ORCID is free to use and you can get assistance from JHU Libraries in setting it up.
•    Johns Hopkins University is a proud supporter of ORCID.