An ORCID iD aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and enable linking between ORCID and other researcher ID schemes. These identifiers can be linked to the researcher's output enhancing the scientific discovery process and improving the efficiency of research funding and collaboration within the research community.
An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier which can be added to your research outputs to ensure that your work is easily distinguished from that of other researchers. Your ORCID profile is managed by you and can be linked to a range of information including publications, grants and employment history. Your ORCID iD stays with you throughout your career even if you change institutions. ORCID is becoming an international standard with over 1.5 million ORCID iDs registered worldwide.
At Queen Mary we recognise the benefits of an ORCID iD and recommend its use by our researchers.
You can register for an ORCID iD at https://orcid.org/register.