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Pathways to scholarship series

Outline or Agenda

Researcher IDs or author IDs provide a unique identifier for each researcher. Having a distinctive author name is essential for academics’ work to be found among a global network of researchers.

“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.”

Many publishers and funding agencies now require or encourage authors to apply for an ORCID iD. The ORCID iD provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from others and supports you in your manuscript and grant submission activities.

Benefits of author IDs include:

  • distinguishing between authors with the same name
  • attributing publications to a single author despite inconsistent use of first names/initials, name changes, publications in different writing systems, etc.
  • providing stable URLs to authors and lists of his/her research outputs

Learning Outcomes

At this workshop, you will learn more about ORCID iDs, how to create your own ORCID iD account, and how to populate it with your works from a variety of databases.

In class activities and instruction

At this workshop you will:

  • Create an ORCID account
  • Populate your works from a variety of databases
  • Make your works public
  • Collaborate with colleagues around the world

Post class assessment and course feedback

References/ additional readings

For further information, workshop attendees are encouraged to review the following information page on ORCID iDs, developed by Inba Kehoe, UVic's Scholarly Communications librarian:

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