#TuesdayTip: you're going to need an ORCiD

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: #tuesdaytip

6 December 2016

Applying for funding, publishing articles, advertising your work to collaborators, and the like, are tasks that are easier if researchers can be easily and definitively identified.

With one ID crossing multiple publishing houses and application websites, it becomes much more efficient to identify yourself, and to link together your portfolio.

Applying for funding, publishing articles, advertising your work to collaborators, and the like, are tasks that are easier if researchers can be easily and definitively identified. With one ID crossing mutiple publishing houses and application websites, it becomes much more efficient to identify yourself, and to link together your portfolio.

ORCiD provides this facility. Its technology allows you to create a profile for yourself, eliminating cases of mistaken identity or incorrect paper assignation.

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities.

Some publishers will soon require an ORCiD account to be linked to article authors before publication, and funders (including the Research Councils) are also starting to ask for this information to make applying for funds much more straightforward.

Connecting the various sides of research life in this way should streamline much of the day-to-day of research, and give you the assurance that your work is unambiguously linked with your profile.

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