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Research: Author IDs (Identifiers)

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Why should you get an ORCID?

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Reasons to get and use an ORCID iD!

  • ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from every other contributor and supports automated linkages among all your professional activities. Your ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account you own and manage
  • ORCID helps you assert your researcher credentials by enabling you to connect your iD in a verified manner to all of your works and professional affiliations which are visible to everyone
  • Your ORCID iD is a resolvable internet address, with the structure
  • Your ORCID iD is visible to everyone but you can choose the privacy setting for all other information on your ORCID record - control who and which information you would like to share
  • ORCIDr will differentiate you from all other researchers who may share your name or initials 
  • Signing in (authentication) ensures that only you can access your ORCID record, and enables you to control permissions to obtain your iD and the data in your record
  • Manage your online identity - your education, affiliations, publications, awards
  • improve the discoverability and recognition of your work
    • connect your other profiles with your ORCID (Scopus ID, Researacher ID, Kudos, Loop, Mendeley, or Publons)
    • connect your social media profiles with your ORCID
    • connect with Crossref to automatically update your publications list (when your publication has a doi)
    • use ORCID ID when submitting a manuscript or a grant - many systems now require an ORCID ID
    • connect with Publons to show your peer-reviewer and editor work


10 good reasons to create your ORCID researcher identifier (CIRAD)
Ten reasons to get - and use - an ORCID iD! (Alice Meadows)
ORCID website


Suppor for ORCiD iDs

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Support for ORCID in Australia

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier

The use of ORCID may help streamline research administration and reporting for researchers and administering institutions through:

Members: 40 institutions - 36 universities, the Heart Research Institute, CSIRO, the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC

Uptake of ORCID by Researchers and Publishers

Registering and Setting up your ORCiD Account

Your Digital ID

Scopus Author Identifier (Elsevier)

Scopus author ID is ORCID compliant and also used by SciVal database.

The Scopus author profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications indexed by Scopus, total citations, total citations by documents, co-author counts, h-index, etc. The page also provides a Citation alert service (to follow a researcher), Add citations to ORCID (integrates and updates your ORCID iD) and Request author detail corrections (corrections and to merge IDs).

Check your Scopus author ID:

  • A Scopus author ID if is available only if an author has published in a journal indexed by Scopus
  • Scopus author IDs are created by the database
    • click HERE to check if your Scopus Author ID is correct
      • does it only include your publications?
      • do you have multiple Scopus author IDs?
  • Scopus to ORCID video: How to manage your autor profile (video tutorial)
  • your Scopus ID listed publications can be authorised to be pushed to you ORCID account

Researcher ID (Web of Science ) (Thomson Reuters)

ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant.

The ResearcherID profile profile comes with a variety of author metrics including the list of the author's publications (ones indexed by Web of Science or pulled in from ORCID), Total articles, times cited, average citations per article, co-authors, h-index etc.

Check your Researcher ID:

  • have you published in journal titles indexed in the Web of Science database?
  • Web of Science database does not generated an author profile
  • you will need register for a Researcher ID at http://www/
  • Author Identifiers in the Web of Science: ResearcherID and ORCID (video tutorial)
  • your ResearcherID both pushes and pulls information from ORCID. However, any metrics available on your Researcher ID do NOT include calculations on items pulled from ORCID.

Google Scholar Citations (Author Profile)

PubMed - My NCBI

My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually upload a citations file (eg RIS files from EndNote) or to enter citation information using My Bibliography templates.

My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others

Instructions on how to set up My Bibliography in NCBI