What's an ORCID iD?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a free 16-digit identifier that authors can use to distinguish themselves from other researchers with the same or similar names and ensure that their research is correctly attributed to them (even when published under a different name).
Why do I need one?
Having an ORCID iD also makes it easier to connect with other systems when submitting research for publication, applying for grants, and sharing your scholarship record with others.
Also, for those looking to apply for federally funded grants next year, the NSPM-33 White House Memo goes into effect in January 2023. Briefly, this means that identifiers, such as ORCID, will become required when applying for grants.
Learn more about the memo:
- U.S. government's guidance document on implementing the NSPM-33 (PDF)
- White House press release on the rules for research security and researcher responsibility
Complete today’s challenge!
Register for your ORCID iD in just four easy steps!
If you already have an ORCID account, make sure you are connected to other systems (such as CrossRef or Scopus) so that your record gets updated automatically when new scholarship is published.
Take it a step further and connect your ORCID to UNLVFolio!
Did you know that you can make it easier to update your UNLVFolio account each year for your FAAR? It’s quick and easy to connect your ORCID iD to your UNLVFolio account, and the best part is that you can pick and choose what gets imported into your Activities section.
For step-by-step instructions, check out the Importing Activities instruction guide.
Events to help with today’s challenge
Getting Started with ORCID
Instructor: Christina Miskey
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Location: Google Meet
This hands-on workshop will help you understand the benefits of ORCID, and how to populate your profile and maximize its impact.