Answered By: Julie Shedd Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018 Views: 7
The ORCID iD is a randomly assigned https URI with a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729), also known as the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), e.g. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789. Also known as a persistent identifier, an ORCID iD is a long-lasting reference or label, to, in this case, a person. Only the ORCID Registry can assign ORCID iDs.
Your ORCID iD:
- distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
- reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
- reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
- improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
- is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
- is persistent (enduring)
Your iD is yours throughout your career, no matter where you work, who funds you, whether your name or field of research changes, or if your name appears in different forms in different places.