The ORCID iD is a unique, persistent identifier free of charge to researchers.
You can connect your ORCID iD with your professional information via your ORCID profile to include institutional affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.
You can use your ORCID iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.
An ORCID iD:
It is also often a requirement when you submit journal articles or grant applications. Currently there are over 11 million live ORCID iD's in existence, and this number is growing rapidly!