Distinguish yourself with ORCID

An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier which can be added to your research outputs to ensure that your work is easily distinguished from that of other researchers. ORCID is becoming an international standard with over 1.5 million iDs registered by researchers, and now used by an increasing number of publishers, funders and universities.

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Your ORCID profile is managed by you and can be linked to a range of information such as publications, grants, education and employment history.

Find out more about ORCID at Imperial at the ORCID Project, or by reading Your name is not good enough: introducing the ORCID researcher identifier at Imperial College London.

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Why get an ORCID iD?

You will get credit for your work and others will find it easier to find your research.

An ORCID iD will move with you across institutions, ensuring continuity of identity across your academic career.

You will easily be able to keep track of and report on your work to funders, publishers and institutions.

You need an ORCID iD for grant applications to Wellcome Trust as from August 2015.

Most of your academic colleagues at Imperial already have an ORCID iD.

ORCID is a community-driven project, open to all researchers in any discipline and at any career stage.

From May 2016 researchers can connect their ORCID iD in the Research Councils’ grants system (Je-S).

The following journals and publishers require it:

  • The Royal Society
  • PLOS
  • eLife
  • EMBO Press
  • American Geophysical Union
  • IEEE
  • Hindawi
  • Science journals
  • ScienceOpen
  • Frontiers
  • JMIR Publications
  • Grupo Cominicar Ediciones
  • Military Technical Courier
  • The Company of Biologists
  • IDEA (Instituto de Estudios Avanzados) de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)
  • Faculty of 1000
  • Japan Epidemiological Association

Where to use an ORCID iD

Add your ORCID iD to your Symplectic profile and any items tagged with your iD will automatically be claimed by Symplectic.

From August 2015 in grant applications to the Wellcome Trust.

As of July 2015 Research Councils UK are investigating ORCID integration with its systems.

With systems of over 150 members including publishers, funders and research management tools.

What is ORCID?

Watch the video to find out more about ORCID

What is ORCID?