ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID) is a nonprofit, scholar-led organization that issues unique ORCID iDs for individual researchers. The ORCID iD is a 16-digit string of numbers connecting to a profile that allows scholars to control their academic record, distinguishes them from others with similar names, and provides a persistent record regardless of name, affiliation, or translation changes. It can be thought of as a scholarly fingerprint.
ORCID is a powerhouse in the research ecosystem. Its innovative “enter once, reuse often” approach to citation has gained the attention of institutions, publishers, and funders that now require ORCID iDs to provide authorship, affiliation, and award information and populate a variety of interoperable platforms.
To learn more about how to claim your ORCID iD, visit Randall Library’s ORCID guide.
By becoming a member of ORCID, UNCW is continuing its commitment to the visibility and celebration of Seahawk scholarship and building open and sustainable research infrastructure. ORCID records can now be used to populate Watermark Faculty Success profiles through a linked import feature, and other UNCW systems are being investigated for connection. Bringing ORCID into existing campus systems promises to reduce time spent entering biographic and bibliographic information in different places.
Randall Library is excited to support ORCID at UNCW. Look out for future library ORCID events. Those interested can also attend ORCID’s ORCID Workshop for Researchers on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM (registration required). A recording of the workshop will be sent to all registrants.
For more information about ORCID, or if you have any questions about setting up your profile, please contact Allison Kittinger, Scholarly Communications Librarian.