What is an ORCID ID?

ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit organization created by the research community for the benefit of all stakeholders, including you and the organizations that support the research ecosystem.

ORCID provide a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers and a record that supports automatic links among all your professional activities. Your ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account you own and manage.

ORCID's name was formed from the acronym "Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier" -- but just call us "ORCID"! Our vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations across time, disciplines, and borders.

ORCID is financially sustained by membership fees from organizational members who come from all sectors of the research community -- associations, funders, publishers, repositories, research organizations, facilities, and more. We do not use data to support advertising services, and we do not have advertising revenue.


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ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services

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Register for your ORCID identifier and connect it to CLoK

You can register for your ORCID identifier through CLoK and connect your ORCID and CLoK accounts at the same time. See link below


Why register? Your ORCID iD:


Having an ORCID iD is also a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms.


Register and connect your ORCID to your CLoK account here!


Learn more about ORCID here