ORCID is an author identification registry resource that helps to eliminate any ambiguity regarding common author names. It allows any eligible researchers to register and receive a unique ID, manage their account, and search for others in the ORCID Registry.
Organizations may also become members. An organizational membership allows the organization to link their records to ORCID identifiers, update ORCID records, receive updates, and to register their employees and students for ORCID IDs as well.
ORCID helps to distinguish between authors with common names and helps those authors ensure they are receiving the appropriate acknowledgement of their works.
ORCID IDs can be cross-linked with both the ResearcherID and SCOPUS identifier and, as of January 2014, Medline includes Author NameID (AI) as a field that will include ORCID ID numbers.
ORCID stands for: Open Researcher & Contributor ID
Once you have created your ORCID ID, you can sign in here: https://orcid.org/signin
You can enrich your registration by adding your professional details. Details to consider adding are those that would be publicly available from your publications, such as your institutional address, contact information, and areas of research interest. You can also add linking to other identifying agencies, such as ResearcherID and SCOPUS.
Include your ORCID ID in any web pages, blogs, grant applications, etc. to ensure that your work is recognized as your own and that you receive appropriate credit for it!
It is possible to delegate access to your ORCID account to another person or persons. If there is a person you trust with your ORCID account, you can assign them as a "Trusted Individual" and they will be able to edit and/or update your data, and grant permissions to other services to read, write to, or access your ORCID data. They will not be able to change your password or grant "Trusted" status to others.
To make someone a trusted individual:
For more information on delegating trusted individuals, please see the Knowledge Base.