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Faculty Resources: ORCID

Information, Tools, and Resources for faculty at URMC

What is an author identifier?

Author identifiers provide a reliable method of connecting a researchers work with their name(s).  This includes publications, data sets, biographical information and other scholarly information.  This can be helpful by:

  • Providing a method of removing ambiguity between scholars with similar names
  • Providing a method of linking one's scholarly output to one identity even if a scholars name has changed over their career
  • Allowing for grant funders to easily find your research output
  • Ensuring that all of a scholars work is properly attributed to the correct scholar.

What is ORCID?


What does ORCID stand for?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID

How do I obtain an ORCID?

You can register for an ORCID via the ORCID Registration page. Link your ORCID account with the University of Rochester and learn more here

Why should I obtain an ORCID?

ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier that allows researchers to distinguish themselves from every other researcher.  The ID offers a mechanism to distinguish individuals with common names, and are not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent first-name abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.

How can I associate publications with my ORCID?

Most scholarly publishers accept ORCID's during manuscript submissions. If you give publishers permission to do so, they can automatically update your ORCID profile when the submitted article is published.

You may also import publications, patents, grants and other works into your record any time.

You will then be given several options for searching for, importing or uploading publications to your profile.