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ORCID@Pitt: What is ORCID?

What is ORCID and how will it benefit me?

ORCID® = Open Researcher and Contributor ID

  • Solves researcher name ambiguity by creating a persistent unique identifier  (For example, there are 35 people named A. Smith at the University of Pittsburgh)
  • Serves as a linking mechanism between research objects such as books, articles, posters, data sets, and 30+ research formats
  • Is free and available to any researcher in any career phase
  • Transcends disciplines as well as geographic, national and institutional boundaries
  • Is NOT ResearchGate, SCOPUS, or Web of Science but easily can be used with each of these platforms
  • Import information about publications and other works into your ORCID record from other database
  • Is required by an increasing number of funders and publishers
  • Six Things to Do Now That You've Got an ORCID ID

Who Uses ORCID?

Infographic that illustrates the people who use ORCID, such as funding agencies, universities & research institutions, publishers, repositories, and research & scholarly societies