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Your researcher ID (ORCID)


An ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is a unique and permanent identifier for researchers. It distinguishes you from other researchers and connects you with your research publications and professional activities. It is strategically important because it enables all databases to automatically link publications to you by your ORCID. An ORCID iD is free, easy to get and stays with you throughout your academic career.

ORCID is growing fast as the international identifier for researchers. More and more journals and funders request or even require an ORCID iD if you send in your manuscript or grant application.

ORCID and the UMCG

The Central Medical Library started an ORCID project, together with the Groningen University Library, to:

  • optimize researchers' use of ORCID, as ORCID looks set to become the default author ID
  • link excisting ResearcherIDs and Scopus Author IDs to ORCID for optimal exchange and interaction
  • register all author IDs in PURE
  • make updating publications into Pure much easier and more efficient with your ORCID

Read more about ORCID and how to create an ORCID iD in our Researchers Guide

Last modified:04 June 2020 3.24 p.m.
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