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Researcher Identity & Impact

This guide is designed to assist you with expanding the impact of your research by developing your researcher profile and explaining how metrics work.


What is ORCID?

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization with the aim of creating a place where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. ORCID strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals. It allows users to control what data is linked to their name.

Benefits of creating an ORCID iD:

  • Unique and persistent identifier that remains yours even if you change your career.
  • Edit and customize your profile free of charge;
  • Distinguish yourself, claim authorship of your work, and solve author identity issues due to name changes;
  • Easier managing of your work, which creates more time for research;
  • Increased discoverability of you and your work;
  • Customized visibility – you control what others see;

How to register for ORCID iD:

Click on Register with ORCID and create your account in a few easy steps. A unique ORCID iD number will be assigned to your name. You can add the information you want to your account (name/s; short biography; contact information; employment; publications; peer review work; etc.) and edit it anytime. Make sure to link your ORCID iD to your Web of Science ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID profile.