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What is ORCID iD?

ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier for researchers—an ID number that can help make your scholarship easier to find and attribute so that you get credit for all that you do.

Having an ORCID iD 

Distinguish Yourself in Three Easy Steps

1. Register for an ORCID iD (Please use your Pitt email address)

2. Verify your information

3. Use your ORCID iD

  • Will make your work discoverable by others
  • Connects your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
  • Distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
  • Minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research or applying for grants
  • Is being required by major journal publishers and funders

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ORCID for Faculty/Researchers

 

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ORCID is a hub connecting the research landscape

Here's how having an ORCID iD can help you get credit for all of your research:

Just one ID

  • ORCID is currently most widely adopted cross-platform identifier

ORCID is used by many different publishers, reducing the need for keeping track of different identifiers for each different platform.
Your ORCID iD can connect with other scholarly ID systems (like Web of Science and Scopus). Thus you only have to keep track of and use one ID, not several, to search for and link to all your research outputs.


And we do mean all

  • ORCID can track not just your journal articles, but your presentations, videos, pre-prints, and other digital scholarly outputs all in one place.

Am I J. Smith, J. A. Smith, or Jane Ann Smith?

  • Do you have a very common name? Have you published some articles with your middle initial, some with your first and middle initial, and others with your full name? Have you changed your name at some point during your research career?
  • Name differences are NO PROBLEM with ORCID! Collect all of your work in one profile, no matter what name it is under, making it easier for other researchers to find the work you have done.

Today Pitt, tomorrow the world!

  • Your ORCID iD goes with you wherever you go. If you change or add positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCID iD stays the same.

Submit a manuscript or apply for a grant a grant

  • Is being required by major journal publishers and funders
  • ORCID minimizes the time you spend filling forms when working on research publications and applying for grants.
  • Just enter your ORCID iD in a journal’s online submission system or a grant application and let ORCID fill in the fields for you, saving you the time of data entry.
  • ORCID can also help funding agencies become familiar with your work and research interests, thus facilitating the grant application process.

Save time, save keystrokes

  • When you publish or create a new item with your ORCID iD attached to it, your ORCID profile will be updated to include your new work.

Connect with Pitt information systems

  • ORCID integrates with many Pitt information systems--such as PeopleSoft, the Faculty Information System, InfoEd, PI Dashboard for the IRB, and D-Scholarship@Pitt--streamlining the process of building your digital CV, tenure portfolios, and completing compliance reports.

 

ORCID and Privacy

ORCID users can set certain information to "private"—including their IDs. Learn more about ORCID Privacy Settings.

ORCID is an open, nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain an international system of researcher IDs.

When it comes to publishers and funding agencies, ORCID does not restrict with whom it works. ORCID’s goal is to work with all such entities in order to connect you and your research and to make your scholarship highly discoverable through many different platforms and systems.

The information in your ORCID Record—positions held, articles published, grants received, e-mail addresses, organizations affiliated with—is non-sensitive and available from other, public sources.

ORCID and Pitt

Pitt is an institutional member of ORCID. Sharing your ORCID iD and profile with Pitt allows the University to

  • More easily showcase your scholarly output
  • Showcase the scholarly output of your department, school, or even the entire University
  • Populate local systems to support networking, collaboration, and reporting
  • Automate administrative reporting

 

What about other research identifiers?

Before ORCID was created, some database vendors, including Web of Science and Scopus, attempted to identify scholars' specific works and distinguish them from other authors with similar names. These services are now compatible with ORCID. More importantly, ORCID iDs are used more widely.

ORCID iDs are:

  • Cross-disciplinary and not geographically specific.
  • Starting to be used more frequently by publishers in manuscript submissions and data repositories
  • Used by some funding agencies to easily find a scholar's work.
  • And employed by other funders—such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH)--to facilitate forms submission. For example, NIH is integrating ORCID iDs into the new NCBI SciENcv, which automatically generates the required Biosketch.



ORCID for Graduate Students

ORCID helps you build your reputation as an early career researcher

Showcase your accomplishments

  • It’s early in your career as a researcher, so every accomplishment counts
  • Your ORCID iD lets you connect all your professional and scholarly accomplishments and highlight them to colleagues, scholars, academic departments and programs, employers, and funders

Help others find your thesis or dissertation

  • You’ve worked long and hard on your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD)—now help others find it and learn about your research interests
  • When you upload your ETD to D-Scholarship@Pitt, add in your ORCID iD. This will help others find your work now and in the future, as your career progresses

Let’s collaborate

  • Using your ORCID iD can help others discover your work—and as with other researcher profiling systems, this may lead to collaboration with colleagues—across the country or around the world--who have similar research interests

Submit a manuscript or apply for a grant a grant

  • Is being required by major journal publishers and funders
  • ORCID minimizes the time you spend filling forms when working on research publications and applying for grants
  • Just enter your ORCID iD in a journal’s online submission system or a grant application and let ORCID fill in the fields for you, saving you the time of data entry
  • ORCID can also help funding agencies become familiar with your work and research interests, thus facilitating the grant application process

Save time, save keystrokes

  • When you publish or create a new item with your ORCID iD attached to it, your ORCID profile will be updated to include your new work

Just one ID

  • ORCID iD is currently most widely adopted cross-platform identifier.
  • ORCID iD is used by many different publishers including (insert examples here), therefore reducing the need for keeping track of different identifiers for each different platform.
  • Your ORCID iD can connect with other scholarly ID systems (like Web of Science and Scopus). Thus you only have to keep track of and use one ID, not several, to search for and link to all your research outputs.

And we do mean all

  • ORCID can track not just your journal articles, but your presentations, videos, pre-prints, and other digital scholarly outputs all in one place

Am I J. Smith, J. A. Smith, or Jane Ann Smith?

  • Do you have a very common name? Have you published some articles with your middle initial, some with your first and middle initial, and others with your full name? Have you changed your name at some point during your research career?
  • Name differences are NO PROBLEM with ORCID! Collect all of your work in one profile, no matter what name it is under, making it easier for other researchers to find the work you have done

Today Pitt, tomorrow the world!

  • Your ORCID iD goes with you wherever you go. If you change or add positions, titles, departments, or universities, your ORCID iD stays the same

ORCID and Your Data

ORCID is an open, nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain an international system of researcher IDs

When it comes to publishers and funding agencies, ORCID does not restrict with whom it works. ORCID’s goal is to work with all such entities in order to connect you and your research and to make your scholarship highly discoverable through many different platforms and systems

The information in your ORCID Record—positions held, articles published, grants received, e-mail addresses, organizations affiliated with—is non-sensitive and available from other, public sources

ORCID and Privacy

ORCID users can set certain information to "private"—including their IDs. Learn more about ORCID Privacy Settings.

ORCID and Pitt

Pitt is an institutional member of ORCID. Sharing your ORCID iD and profile with Pitt allows the University to:

  • More easily showcase your scholarly output
  • Showcase the scholarly output of your department, school, or even the entire University
  • Populate local systems to support networking, collaboration, and reporting
  • Automate administrative reporting

What about other research identifiers?

Before ORCID was created, some database vendors, including Web of Science and Scopus, attempted to identify scholars' specific works and distinguish them from other authors with similar names. These services are now compatible with ORCID. More importantly, ORCID iDs are used more widely.

ORCID IDs are

  • Cross-disciplinary and not geographically specific
  • Starting to be used more frequently by publishers in manuscript submissions and data repositories
  • Used by some funding agencies to easily find a scholar's work
  • And employed by other funders—such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH)--to facilitate forms submission. For example, NIH is integrating ORCID iDs into the new NCBI SciENcv, which automatically generates the required Biosketch

 

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