ORCID’s (Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier) mission is to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.
We do this by providing three interrelated services:
ORCID is a global, not-for-profit organization sustained by fees from our member organizations. We are community-built and governed by a Board of Directors representative of our membership with wide stakeholder representation. ORCID is supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable professional staff.
An ORCID iD is a unique, persistent 16-character identifier assigned to you when you register at https://orcid.org. It's free to register and it's portable--your iD is not affiliated with a specific institution. Your iD serves as a mechanism by which you may collect your digital scholarship and connect with other systems to maximize workflows and efficiently disseminate your scholarship.
Why get an ORCID iD?
Find out what ORCID identifiers are all about in the video below.