Answered By: Sandra Desjardins
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2023     Views: 878

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify authors and contributors of scholarly communication. It is a persistent digital identifier that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

ORCID IDs are free to create and maintain, and they can be used across all disciplines and throughout your research career. You can add your ORCID ID to your manuscript submissions, grant applications, and other research outputs. This will help to ensure that you are properly credited for your work and that your research is easily discoverable.

To create an ORCID ID, simply visit the ORCID website and enter your basic information. You can then add additional information to your ORCID record, such as your education, employment, and publications. To find someone's ORCID ID, go to the ORCID website and enter the person's name in the search bar. The ORCID search function will return a list of results, including the person's ORCID ID, if they have one. You can also look up someone's ORCID ID by searching for their name on Google Scholar or other scholarly search engines. Many scholarly search engines now include ORCID IDs in their search results.

Here are some additional tips for looking up someone's ORCID ID:

  • Use the person's full name, including their middle name and any suffixes.
  • If you know the person's affiliation, you can also include that in your search.
  • If you are searching for a person with a common name, you may need to narrow down your search by adding additional criteria, such as the person's specialty or research area.

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