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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...

What Information is Available About Me on ORCiD's Website?

You have full control over your ORCID profile, what it contains and what is publicly visible.

Once you have registered, the minimum information visible will be your name and your ORCID iD. However you can choose to make more information visible, such as your publications, education and employment history.

What Information Can I Add to My ORCID Profile?

You can list your Education, your Funding awards, your Work Experience, and your Works (publications).

Your publication list will grow as ORCID locates articles from the sources you identify.

You can also manually enter information that is not imported automatically.

What Does an ORCiD Look Like?

The ORCID iD is a 16-digit number randomly assigned by the ORCID registry.

An example ORCID identifier would have the following structure: 0000-0001-5109-3700. It can be expressed as a URL like this: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8255-5303.

When Should I Use My ORCiD?

When applying for a grant or submitting an article for publication with a funder or publisher that has integrated with the ORCID registry.

You can also add it to your CV, business cards or personal website.

Will My ORCiD Profile Automatically Update?

If you are a student or new member of staff creating an ORCID iD you can populate your profile by importing a BibTeX file.

ORCID can also import articles from CrossRef and other sources.

What if I Leave UVic?

Your ORCID iD goes with you; it is not tied to a particular institution.