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Create an ORCID

ORCID

  • Why Should I Create an ORCID?
  • ORCID: Distinguish Yourself and Your Research
    Narrated slideshow of information session presented by Dr. Todd Vision, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina and a member of the ORCID Board of Directors.
  • ORCID: Distinguish Yoruself and Your Research
    Video recording of information session presented by Dr. Todd Vision, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina and a member of the ORCID Board of Directors.
  • How Do I Create and Use ORCID?
  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
    Register for a free, persistent digital identifier that allows you to manage a record of your research activities.
  • Create an iD
    How-to register for an ORCID iD and choose privacy settings.
  • Getting Your ORCID iD
    How-to find your 16-digit ORCID iD once you have registered.
  • Add Information
    How-to add personal information, change your privacy settings and manually add works to your ORCID Record.
  • Import Works
    How-to import publications from databases into your ORCID Record.
  • Connection to Other Sites
    How-to link other author identifiers and profiles to your ORCID Record.
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Create a ResearcherID

ResearcherID

  • ResearcherID
    Register for a free author identifier, online community and search system integrated with Web of Knowledge.
  • Training Videos
    Short training videos on creating a ResearcherID profile, adding publications to your profile and sharing data between your ResearcherID and ORCID.
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Learn More About Author Identifiers

 

What are Author Identifiers?

Author identifiers are unique identifiers that allow authors distinguish themselves from other researchers and to unambiguously associate themselves with their work. 

Author ambiguity in the scholarly community is a persistent problem due to:

  • One author publishing under multiple variations of the same name
  • Common names
  • Name changes, e.g. marriage
  • Cultural differences in naming

 

  Distinguish Yourself!                     

 

Comparison of Author Identifiers

 ORCID
(Open Researcher & Contributor ID)

ResearcherID Scopus Author Identifier
What is it?

Persistent digital identifiers for researchers

Free alphanumeric author identifier, online community and search system Automatically generated identifier number within Scopus
Integrated with...
Open, non-profit community effort that has partnered with multiple universities, commercial research organizations, national agencies, publishers and professional societies Web of Knowledge
Scopus
Create your own profile?   Yes Yes No, but can request to merge profiles if you have multiple Author Identifiers
How do I add publications to my profile?

 Import from partner organizations, e.g. Web of Science, Scopus

Enter manually

Search Web of Knowledge, Web of Science or your EndNote Web library

Upload RIS file

You can only request that changes be made to your profile
Features

Add external identifiers, e.g. ResearcherID, Scopus Author Identifier

Link to other systems or profiles, e.g. Google Scholar, LinkedIn

You choose what information to make public

Provides citation metrics for Web of Knowledge publications

Registered and non-registered users can search for and view author profiles

Labs tools allow you to view your collaboration and citing article networks

You choose what information to make public

Provides citation metrics

Best used for...

Managing research activities and author identifiers in one place

Grant and manuscript submissions: several publishers and funding organizations have implemented or are planning to implement ORCID

Organizing and tracking publications

Allows others to easily locate your publications in Web of Knowledge databases

Ensures that your publications are properly attributed in Scopus

Allows others to easily locate your publications in Scopus

Where can I get it? Register for free at ORCID Register for free at ResearcherID

Check profile at Scopus

Follow these instructions for requesting corrections to your profile

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