An ORCID® identifier (iD) is a persistent personal ID. Using your ORCID iD is more accurate and secure than a name: many people can have the same name but each ORCID iD is unique. An ORCID iD provides an easy way to distinguish yourself from other people with similar names guaranteeing that you will get credit for your work. For more about ORCID, visit our website.
View a sample ORCID iD profile
Things to know about ORCID iDs
Connect other identifiers
Unlike other closed systems, for-profit researcher profiles, ORCID works well with a variety of other systems (and a growing number!). Connect your ORCID iD with:
Impactstory is a tool that gathers altmetrics from many sources under one roof. It is a way to promote, manage, and share your research and scholarship. Some researchers are using Impactstory as an alternative to a static online CV/resume. Impactstory is able to collect this information through ORCID.
View an example "new research impacts" email (example profiles on left)
Things to know about Impactstory
Book-based impact is very important for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines.
You can use the number of libraries that hold an item, or the number of patrons holds on an item as impact metrics.