Do you have your ORCID ID?


What is an ORCID identifier?

Open Research and Contributor ID

An ORCID identifier aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers as well as creating a linking mechanism between ORCID and other current researcher ID schemes. It aims to allow researchers to easily and uniquely attach their identity to research objects such as articles, experiments and datasets. ORCID records hold non-sensitive information such as name, email, organisation and research activities.


ORCID is a non-profit organisation supported by a global community of organisational members. These include publishers, funders, stakeholders and professional associations. It is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a professional team of people.

How to get your ORCID ID?

ORCID promotes a way of distinguishing yourself in three easy steps:

  1. Register (Get your unique ORCID identifier in 30 seconds)

  2. Add your info (You can enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers.

  3. Use your ORCID ID (Include your ORCID identifier on webpages, grant applications and in research workflows.)

Register for a free ORCID ID here.


The ORCID identifier will be making its way onto the EDGE system soon…watch this space!

If you are interested in finding more about ORCID then please visit their website here.