ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) offers a unique and persistent digital identifier which
An ORCID iD is not a private identifier and it can be distributed publicly.
Your ORCID iD will follow you throughout your career no matter how often you change your job. Thus, your ORCID.org profile will compile all your CV and publication information. The profile will also keep track of all your former email addresses, providing your collaborators with your most recent contact information, when searching for the email address, they know.
If you already have a unique researcher identifier like the Thomson Reuters Researcher you can connect the two identifiers with just a few clicks. ORCID iD is not tied to a single, commercial publisher, but will allow the exchange of information across several platforms.
With an ORCID iD you will not need to type in the same information over and over again across research registration systems, funding applications ect. You will save time and still ensure that you are recognized for all your work.
Claiming your ORCID iD just takes a few moments.
You can control what information is displayed publicly and what information you allow to be exchanged between systems.