Do you have your ORCiD yet?

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Research news

17 December 2015

If you are an active researcher and the title of this blog post makes you wonder why I'm talking about colourful (misspelt) flowering plants, the time has come for you to get an ORCiD!

What is it exactly? An ORCiD is a unique and persistent identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities- ensuring that your work is recognised.

Having an ORCiD will help:

  • make your work discoverable by others
  • connect your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
  • distinguish you from other researchers with similar names
  • minimize the time you spend entering data when submitting research for publication or applying for grants.

In case the above isn't enough reason to join the ORCiD crew, prominent funders such as NIHR, the Research Councils, and Wellcome Trust have all started encouraging or even requiring ORCiDs for Principal Applicants on grant applications.

Registration is easy! Head over to the ORCiD website and in 3 simple steps, distinguish yourself in the research landscape.


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