Q. What is an ORCID and Why Should I Use It?


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. 


  • Link to your Pure profile for automatic updates to your ORCID profile
  • Connects you with all of your research activities and outputs
  • Eliminates confusion over researchers with similar names
  • Moves with you if you change institutions
  • Saves time managing publication and grant information
  • Reduce repetitive data entry into research systems - Enter Once, Reuse Often
  • Automate NIH grant applications  
  • Control which systems can access your information

Where are ORCIDs Used?

  • The Weizmann Institute of Science collects ORCIDs in the Research Publications Database (Pure) -- over 55% of WIS scientific staff already have ORCIDs!
  • Many publishers, during publication submission
  • Grant organizations 
  • Large databases, including Scopus, Web of Science and Crossref/DOI

How do I get an ORCID?
Library staff will guide you through the registration process.  Then you just need to use your ORCID on every research activity or output to ensure that your ORCID connects all of your academic impact.

Already have an ORCID?
We can add it to your Pure profile to improve the accuracy of your publication updates.

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. 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 20-Nov-2018
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  • Answered By Joan Kolarik

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