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.
For those looking to apply for federally funded grants, the NSPM-33 White House Memo has brought changes to requirements for federally funded research. Briefly, the memo states that identifiers, such as ORCID, are required when applying for grants. To find out more about funder requirements, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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
ORCID Pop-Up Table
Experts: Christina Miskey, Amanda Koziura, and Alyssa Renteria
Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Lied Library Lobby
Drop by this pop-up table to create your ORCID account, ask questions of UNLV Libraries experts, and pick up some swag!
Reservations are not required.