ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
What is ORCID
ORCID was designed to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. The goal is to prevent researcher ambiguity and distinguish one botanist named James A. Cook from another. Those of you who find others have the same name you do will find ORCID especially useful. ORCID can also bring all the forms of your name(s) together under one ORCID number.
You are encouraged to obtain an ORCID registration number and use it in your grant applications, publications, and Faculty180. This ID should eliminate the need for you to de-dup the Faculty180 file of publications from various databases that list your name in a variety of ways. For more information about ORCID, please see http://orcid.org/.