An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier that helps researchers distinguish themselves from other researchers and develop a record of research contributions and affiliations. An ORCID iD does meet the requirement of some funders to provide researcher identifiers and all UTK researchers are encouraged to develop an ORCID iD and profile.
ORCID is analogous to a DOI for authors (article : DOI :: author : ORCID) and is designed for interoperability across many systems, regardless of discipline. For example:
Funders and publishers are building integrations using the ORCID API. Learn who is involved on the members page.
Among the many ORCID members are the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the British Library, CERN, the Modern Language Association, publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, and PLOS, and a growing number of universities.
After you have your unique iD, you can add your educational history and institutional affiliations. Then:
ORCID also has six suggestions on how to get the most from your ORCID iD. Learn more via this SlideShare from the Libraries:
Librarians recommend that all researchers register for an ORCID iD. (Registration is free and takes about 30 seconds.) Reasons to consider registering for an ORCID iD include:
Ultimately, establishing an ORCID identifier now will save researchers a great amount of time in the future because ORCID is designed to work across platforms. Here is an example of how an author might benefit: An author (or a publisher) posts a publication with the author’s ORCID iD. Then, an automated update is pushed to a funder’s report as well as the author’s institution without the author’s intervention. While this automation isn’t possible in all current workflows, authors will see these changes being incorporated into many publishers’ and institutions’ processes in the near future.
Not sure how to optimize your ORCID page? Some examples:
T.M. Young http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9564-6506
To create an ORCID page or optimize your ORCID page go to https://orcid.org/help
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