Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a registry of persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars from around the world. When you register with ORCID, you’ll be assigned a unique 16-digit identifier and a profile page (ORCID record) that you can populate with your professional information, including employment history, scholarly output, and links to other profile pages, etc.

Why Should You Obtain an ORCID Identifier?
  • Ensure that your works are associated with you and not someone else - especially someone with a similar name
  • Publishers are beginning to require that authors include their ORCID iD during the manuscript submission process - See ORCID's open letter on publishers requiring iDs as part of their publication workflows
  • The ORCID iD is being included as a searchable field in bibliographic and abstracting databases (e.g. PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science)
  • Aide in automatically populating your NIH biographical sketch via ORCIDs partnership with NIH Science Experts Network (SciENcv) - Visit the tab entitled My NCBI: SciENcv on our NIH Public Access Policy LibGuide for instructions
  • The ORCID iD has been integrated into eRA Commons so you can link your ORCID publications to your grants - See the news release from the electronic Research Administration at NIH
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The MSK Library developed ORCID@MSK so that you can send us your ORCID iD or create one if you haven't already.  While logged in, you can update your ORCID record with your MSK affiliation, MSK publications from Synapse and your Synapse profile URL.  Your ORCID iD will be added to your Synapse profile and used to verify your affiliations. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about ORCID and the process of getting an iD.
To better understand and make an informed decision about accepting ORCID's terms regarding accessibility or privacy, see: