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ORCID (Unique Personal Identifier)

ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides scholars and students with unique, persistent identifier so that your professional activities can be recorded, shared, and moved no matter where you go in your professional life...

Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

Membership of ORCID.org is now available to Canadian higher education institutions through a national consortium arrangement operated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. The consortium is called ORCID-CA.

The University of Victoria recently joined this consortium, along with other stakeholders from across the higher education sector, including institutions, researchers, research libraries, museums, consortia for research networks, computing, and content management, funders, publishers, software developers and nonprofit organizations.

For research institutions supporting the work of their researchers, ORCID has the potential to: 

  • Improve data quality for showcasing the institutions complete research profile through improved visibility and discoverability of research outputs accurately linked to a researcher's ORCID iDs
  • Integrate existing internal and external research management systems such as the CCV; ORCID can automate the movement of research information between systems reducing manual data entry, thus minimizing the administrative burden on faculty.

For more information about the national consortium: please visit the ORCID-CA Consortium