ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. To learn about the benefits of ORCID, see our digital flyer

Register for an ORCID

Register to get your unique ORCID identifier. Registration takes less than one minute.

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Further assistance

Additional questions can be emailed to openisu@iastate.edu or contact your liaison librarian

More about ORCID

As researchers and scholars, you face the ongoing challenge of distinguishing your research activities from those of others with similar names. You need to be able to easily and uniquely attach your identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and notebooks. As you collaborate across disciplines, institutions and borders, you must interact with an increasing number and diversity of research information systems. Entering data over and over again can be time-consuming, and often frustrating. ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.

Sync with other identifiers

Your ORCID profile can automatically collect some of your research outcomes by connecting with other identifiers. If you have works in Web of Science, set up a ResearcherID to sync with your ORCID profile. You can also send publications listed in Scopus to your ORCID profile.