New: ORCID connecting Research and Researchers

Distinguish yourself and get recognized with ORCID iD! As a researcher it may have happened that your work has been quoted or cited and that it has been attributed to another researcher with a similar or almost similar name. Using ORCID will solve this problem but also enhances your findability as well. Let ORCID iD work for you!

What is ORCID?

ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor ID – provides researchers with a persistent unique identifier. The ORCID iD prevents name ambiguity and reliably connects publications, datasets and affiliations under your own independent identity record.

Benefit from the advantages of registering and using your ORCID!

  • Prevent name ambiguity
    • Personal names are often not unique and may change over time. ORCID prevents name ambiguity problems by providing a unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.
  • Enhance discoverability and visibility of your research
    • Linking your research publications to your ORCID iD increases the discoverability of you as a researcher and your professional activities. Databases – such as Web of Science and Scopus – further enhance this visibility when you connect their author systems to your identifier.
  • One ORCID iD throughout your scholarly career
    • ORCID functions independently, regardless of institution and/or country. A single ORCID iD therefore collects and showcases your linked outputs throughout the entirety of your career.
  • ORCID for funding and/or publishing
    • The new publishing environment and infrastructures require an author identification which guarantees interoperability. ORCID has been increasingly integrated into the workflows of publishers, research organizations and grant funders. The ORCID iD is used for applications, manuscript submission systems and/or peer review processes.
  • Save time – Enter once, reuse often
    • ORCID generates automated linkages between your identifier and your professional activities. The system supports data found from a variety of different outlets and outputs – articles, datasets, peer-review activities, conference papers and more. Having your professional activities bundled in one central registry allows you to easily transfer your research activities to new institutions and/or organizations. 
More information

The Library supports EUR researchers in creating and using their ORCID iD. Would you like to know more or create an ORCID? Check out our:

For further questions, please contact the ORCID support team via:

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