Why ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identification)? The most important reason to have an ORCID iD is that it ensures that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you. You should set up an ORCID iD as soon as you are producing research outputs.

For other good reasons to have an ORCID iD see ORCID (York) AND Researcher IDs and Profiles (AUT).

What is ORCID? - ORCID

Why should you register? Your ORCID iD:

  • ensures that your research activities are correctly attributed to you
  • reduces the chances of you being confused with someone with a same or similar name
  • connects your identity across complex scholarly systems easily
  • reduces form-filling
  • improves your visibility and findability
  • is persistent (always traceable)
  • governed by a non-proprietary system
  • gives you greater control over your online identity

Your ORCID 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

Start by creating your ORCID iD and then follow our Researcher Profiles guide to link your ORCID, Scopus profiles/Researcher IDs to IRIS. ORCID can be populated in a number of ways and with varying degrees of automation. For information on how to populate your ORCID profile, see their help pages.

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World University Rankings

Need help?

  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.