ORCID™ gives you as an author a single unique ID which works across the whole global research landscape.


8 reasons to have an ORCID ID:

  1. Distinguish yourself - Ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  2. Quickly becoming an international standard - in use by publishers, research funders, and universities across the world, e.g., Wellcome Trust, ScholarOne, Harvard and Oxford.  1,500 journals now require an ORCID ID.
  3. It's mandated - in Wellcome Trust and NIHR grant applications, and recommended as mandatory for the next REF
  4. It's open to all, non-profit and community-driven - a non-proprietary service maintained for the benefit of  researchers in all disciplines and at all career stages
  5. Your ORCID ID belongs to you and stays with you throughout your career
  6. Recognised by our RMS – with the objective that university systems will be able to synchronise information in the future
  7. Researchfish can now exchange data with ORCID. If you already have an ORCiD account, you can use this to automate parts of your Researchfish submission.
  8. ..and it's quick and easy - as little as 30 seconds to register


To get started:

Further information

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