Answered By: Monique Ritchie
Last Updated: 06 May, 2015     Views: 385

ORCiD is a persistent open digital identifier for researchers who publish and disseminate research outputs, which helps you to manage your research profile globally. Any researcher - staff or student can sign up for a free ORCiD ID.

ORCiD is non-profit and helps researchers get full credit for their research outputs. In an international research environment it is easy to confuse researchers with similar names who work in similar areas. Or you may find that variations of your name are used on publications, dispersing your research across multiple identities in the bibliometric databases used to measure impact and influence, meaning your research impact may not be accurately represented.

Once you have signed up, you can edit your ORCiD record by logging on to the ORCiD website, and link your publications and other outputs to your ID, add your employment history and a bio, so that when you apply for research grants, seek promotion or apply for jobs you can make sure that funders, collaborators and employers are able to see all your outputs in a single place.

Staff researchers should sign up through BRAD. If you already have one, you should link it to BRAD. Details on how to do this are available on the Library's ORCiD page. Student researchers should sign up on the ORCiD website.

See the links below for further information on ORCiD's benefits and how to make the most of it.