An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier that can be added to your research outputs to ensure that your work is easily distinguished from that of other researchers. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research related services. It is becoming an international standard with over 2.9 million iDs registered by researchers.
It is also a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms. You will need ORCID to complete a Research Data Management Plan using national tools such as the DMP Builder. If integrated into existing internal and external research management systems such as the Canadian Common CV (CCV) used by the Tri Agencies, ORCID can automate the movement of research information between systems reducing manual data entry, thus minimizing the administrative burden on faculty. Watch the Why ORCID? video to learn more.
Faculty, staff and students can register for an ORCID iD by completing the registration form. We recommend that you use your Guelph email address, but you can add other email addresses to your profile once registered.
Your publication list will grow as ORCID locates articles from the sources you identify. You can also create a manual record for anything that might not be imported automatically, for example from publishers that have not yet integrated with ORCID.
For each research entry you can choose among three levels of security: public (anyone can see the entry); limited (you choose who can see the entry); private (entry can be seen only by you.) When the ORCID account is first created, the default security level is public.
When applying for a grant or submitting an article for publication. You can also add it to your web profile, your CV, or any other place you list your research.
Your ORCID iD is portable; it is not tied to a particular institution.
Learn more about ORCID at Welcome to ORCID.
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