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Researcher Identification: ORCID

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What is ORCID?


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique and permanent identification number that separates you from other researchers, thus linking researchers and research correctly. ORCID can be integrated into key research workflows such as submission of manuscripts or fund applications, and can automatically associate all of your research activities together. It is already used by several Danish and foreign universities, private actors, founders, publishers, well-known citations databases and at the same time independent of commercial interests.

ORCID assigns a unique identification number to each researcher, which distinguishes between two different people with the same name and collects publications written by the same person, published under different name variations.

Your ORCID can follow you throughout your career, no matter how many times you change jobs. Your profile on may contain your CV and all publication information. The profile will also be able to keep track of all your previous email addresses, so that collaborators will be able to access your latest contact information by searching the email address they know.

Once you have linked your research to your ORCID, you can document your research simply by informing your ORCID. This facilitates administrative work around applications - not only for you, but also for the granting authority.

It is important to emphasize that the creation of an ORCID does not entail the release of rights to publications or other work. See ORCID's privacy policy.

If you already have a unique researcher identification number, such as Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Researcher ID, you can connect the two identification numbers to each other and reap the benefits of ORCID, which is not bound to one commercial publisher, but allows for the exchange of information across multiple platforms.

With an ORCID, you will be able to enter information across research registration systems, fund applications, etc. You will be able to save time while ensuring that your work can always be attributed to you.

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Who is behind ORCID?

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries.

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