The benefits of having an ORCID iD and ORCID record are:

  • Solves researcher name ambiguity by creating a persistent unique identifier
  • Serves as a linking mechanism between research objects such as books, articles, posters and data sets
  • Is free and available to any researcher in any career phase
  • Improves the recognition and discoverability of their research
  • Transcends disciplines as well as geographic, national and institutional boundaries
  • Enables use of Wizards to quickly import your work
  • Is required by an increasing number of funders and publishers
  • Use as a curriculum vitae

Source: ORCID@PITT : What is ORCID

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