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ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.
The University Library of the Erasmus University Rotterdam supports EUR-researchers in creating and using their ORCID iD and ORCID record.
In this LibGuide you find practical information on
how to register for an ORCID iD
how to add publication data and other information to your ORCID record and
how to use your ORCID iD in other systems.
Your ORCID iD - your persistent digital identifier
Why should you register for an ORCID iD? These are the benefits of using an ORCID iD:
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 ORCID iD.
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.