ORCID iDs

Register for an ORCID iD, connect it to Stanford, and set up your record.

ORCID Support

Stanford GSB affiliates can Ask Us for additional support; others should contact their primary library.

What is an ORCID iD?

An ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an alphanumeric code, kind of like a social security number, that links you to your professional activities and distinguishes you from other researchers.

Register for an ORCID iD

  1. Register for an ORCID iD
    • We recommend setting the visibility to "Everyone" for the most benefits.
  2. Connect your ORCID iD to Stanford
    • Let Stanford read and update your ORCID record to help reduce administrative burdens.
  3. Set up your ORCID Record
    • You (or someone you choose) can import existing works and set up auto-updates.

Why You Should Get an ORCID iD

All the cool kids are doing it :) And, registering for an ORCID iD will:

  • Ensure you stay connected to your work, no matter how your name appears in publications or if you change institutions.
  • Distinguish you from other researchers with similar names.
  • Help you fulfill requirements from funders like NSF and publishers.
  • Make your work more discoverable by others.
  • Help you create biosketches and other research profiles more efficiently.
  • Give you a single login you can use with many research-related tools.

Watch a 3 minute video about ORCID iDs.