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Why use ORCID?

Having An 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)

It is also often a requirement when you submit journal articles or grant applications. Currently there are approximately 5 million live ORCID iD's in existence, and this number is growing rapidly.

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