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Managing your Academic Identity

What is ORCID?

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 Registry is available free of charge to individuals, allowing them to:

  • Manage their activity record.
  • Find others in the Registry.
  • Get a unique identifier (ORCID code)

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.