What is ORCID?
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 a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.
Individuals can get a free ORCID ID. This digital identifier distinguishes individual researchers from other researchers and enables them to manage their records and search for others in the Registry.
ORCID in Australia
ORCID is a persistent identifier (an ORCID ID) that researchers own and control, distinguishing them from every other researcher. In Australia the Consortium provides local support, assists with member integrations and encourages national uptake of ORCID in organisations. The Australian ORCID Consortium helps members understand the benefits and how they can get the most value from their membership.