As a participant in an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education research program, you have the opportunity to learn alongside a prestigious group of scientists and researchers, many of whom were also once research participants like yourself. ORCID, a digital identifier tool, can help showcase your scientific accomplishments to represent the impact your program and ORISE both have in the research community.
Why do I need an ORCID?
By registering in ORCID, you can obtain a unique, permanent identifier that you can use throughout your professional and scientific career. This identifier will allow you to report your educational, employment and scholarly activities. It also provides prospective contacts with an overview of your scientific background. Your ORCID does not depend on your connection to ORISE or any other organization.
Whether you are an established researcher with a full ORCID record or an undergraduate just beginning your career, we strongly encourage you to join more than two million scientists and scholars worldwide who have connected their research activity, publications and conference presentations through ORCID.
ORCID iDs ensure you get credit for all of your work
Do you worry about getting credit for your research because your name is common, or because you have publications under multiple names? Do you struggle to keep track of all of your research outputs? Are you frustrated by having to enter the same information over and over in manuscript and grant-submission systems? ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars; it is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from all other researchers, automatically linking your professional activities. For example:
- Funding organizations such as the Department of Energy, DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, the National Institutes of Health, Welcome Trust, and National Science Foundation many times request ORCID iDs as a way to reduce the burden of grant submissions.
- Publishers are collecting ORCID iDs during manuscript submission, so your ORCID iD becomes a part of your publication’s metadata. This makes your work attributable to you and only you.
- Universities and research institutes worldwide such as Harvard, Oxford, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Washington University encourage ORCID adoption, and many are creating ORCID iDs for their faculty, postdocs and graduate students.
- Professional associations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Electrochemical Society and the Modern Language Association, and many more, are incorporating ORCID iDs into membership renewal.
Over time, this collaborative effort will reduce redundant entry of biographical and bibliographical data into multiple systems. Your ORCID iD will belong to you throughout your scholarly career as a persistent identifier to distinguish you from other researchers and ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work.