ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.
ORCID provides two core functions:
1. A registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and;
2. APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.
The ORCID ID
The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, allowing them to:
It is free to register and use ORCID in research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission. When you use your ORCID iD in your research workflows, your ORCID iD becomes a metadata in your research activities, which ensures that you receive credit for all of your work regardless of your affiliations.