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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