Q. What is ORCID and why should I use it?

Answer

An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is a unique, persistent identifier for researchers that helps distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names to ensure you get credit for your work. It aims to connect researchers with all their research outputs, including publications, grants and datasets.

What are the benefits of having an ORCID?

  • By registering via Pure, you can link your ORCID to your Pure profile. Once set up as a "trusted source", Pure can update the publications list in your ORCID profile automatically.
  • Makes your research profile unique
  • Connects you with all of your research activities and outputs
  • Eliminates confusion over researchers with similar names
  • Ensures your profile is continuous, even if you change institutions
  • Can save you time managing information about your publications and grants
  • Saves reduce repetitive data entry into research systems - Enter Once, Reuse Often
  • May allow you to automate adding your publications to other systems like NIH grant applications
  • Gives you complete control over which systems can access your information

Which organizations use ORCID?

  • The Weizmann Institute of Science collects ORCIDs in the Research Publications Database (Pure) 
  • Many publishers now require ORCIDs during publication submission
  • Grant organizations collect ORCIDs
  • Many large databases include ORCIDs in their records, including Scopus, Web of Science and Crossref/DOI

How do I get an ORCID?
Contact the Library and Library staff will help guide you through the registration process.

It is quick and easy to register and connect your research to your new ORCID.

Don't forget to use your ORCID on every research activity or output to ensure your ORCID connects all of your research.

Already have an ORCID?
Add it to your Pure profile to improve the accuracy of your publication update search.

Need help?
Contact the Library (library@weizmann.ac.il) for assistance.

Tell me more about the ORCID organization

ORCID is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of organizations including universities, publishers, funders, professional associations, and other stakeholders in the research eco-system. Together, this global community has turned ORCID into a tool that links the many available author ID numbers under a single identifier and allows researcher data to be shared between systems. This persistent digital identifier acts like a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for researchers that can be used to link all of an individual's research outputs and feed them to other research systems.

  • Last Updated 04-Sep-2018
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  • Answered By Joan Kolarik

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