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.

For more detailed information about ORCID or to register for an ORCID ID visit ORCID. View the national ORCID Vision 2023.

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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.

Benefits of a Consortium membership

  • premium membership
  • reduced membership fees
  • part of a national community
  • access to member reports
  • access to local technical support
  • local events and online events

Australian ORCID Consortium Members

Higher Education Organisations
Research Organisations