Answered By: Sarah Roughley Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018 Views: 69
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique identifier for researchers (e.g. 0000-0002-2851-7402). It's kind of like a DOI for people. You can use your ORCID when applying for research grants, submitting manuscripts to publishers and reporting to funders through services like ResearchFish. You can sign up to ORCiD from your Liverpool Elements account or add an existing one, if you’ve previously signed up to the service.
ORCID helps to disambiguate you from other researchers with the same name and, by signing up for an ORCID, you also get some extra functionality. You can develop a non-institutional research profile that allows other researchers to find out about you and your research activities.
You can find out more on the ORCID website.