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ORCID for Researchers: Why have an ORCID?

This guide provides information on Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID); a persistent identifier used for disambiguation of authors and as a way to connect a researcher to all their scholarly output.

Benefits of ORCID

"How can I ensure I receive credit and recognition for all of my contributions? Shouldn’t there be a way to reduce time spent on administrative and reporting requirements? How can I maintain control over my own record of contributions?" Having an ORCID can help with all of these issues, and more. Establishing and maintaining an ORCID addresses:

ORCID Benefits table.

Interoperable

ORCIDs are interoperable with a variety of systems meaning that you can "Enter Once, Reuse Often".