What is ORCID?
ORCID stands for Open Researchers and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes every researcher and is recognised internationally. ORCID allows research activities undertaken over the course of a career, publishing and winning grants, to be linked together.
Why use ORCID?
- ARC and NHMRC recommend all researchers submitting funding applications have ORCIDs (see the joint statement at: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/policy/nhmrc-and-arc-statement-open-researcher-and-contributor-id-orcid)
- Many international publishers, patenting offices, granting bodies, repositories, media outlets are now including ORCIDs in their workflows
- ORCIDs are increasingly being used by institutions all around the world in their HR, finance, research management systems, HDR student management, and institutional repositories to connect researchers to their work.
- ORCID supports any type of scholarly output (from books to artistic performances). Check http://members.orcid.org/api/supported-work-types
- The ORCID creation process will also help clean Scopus profiles. At the moment many UC researchers have their publications spread across multiple Scopus profiles. Having clear Scopus profiles is important as the Scopus citation database is used by the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 University ranking, by ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) and was used for internal reporting by UC.
There is more on http://blog.impactstory.org/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-orcid-right-now/
Information on how to create your ORCId account is available from the attached file. The Library can also help you set up your ORCID identity.