In order for scholarly work to be found in a global network of researchers, it is essential to differentiate authors. Author identifiers such as ResearcherID, Scopus ID and ORCID make it easy by attaching an unambiguous identity to publications, funding and other research activities. As researchers collaborate across disciplines, institutions and geographic borders, having a unique author or researcher ID ensures credit. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and link research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID has become embedded in the research lifecycle. Many publishers and funding agencies now require or encourage authors to apply for an ORCID. This session will introduce ORCID and situate it within the larger author identifier landscape.
– What is ORCID and why is it important?
– The current author identifier landscape.
– How to create and populate your own ORCID.