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ORCID Profiles: What is ORCID?

Managing an ORCID ID for Researchers

What is ORCID?

Why Use ORCiD?

  1. Offers a unique author identifier that is widely used and recognized
    • Some pay-for-use databases (WoS, Scopus) have AuIDs only for the articles they index
    • Others like Google Scholar, ResearchGate, PubMed don’t have AuIDs
  2. Allows an author to easily collect ALL their publications from multiple sources
    • WoS, Scopus, PubMed only search their specific set of indexed journals
    • Google Scholar, ResearchGate collect or host your citations, but don’t meet criteria 1 or 3
  3. Can be imported directly into NIH/NSF’s SciENcv Biosketches
    • Provides required information to the "Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae"

Curating Your Digital Identity


Kelli Marshall, How to Curate Your Digital Identity as an Academic.  Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 2015.

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