ORCID iDs

Register for an ORCID iD, an alphanumeric code that links you to your professional activities and distinguishes you from other researchers.

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" so ORCID can help you connect to other profile systems and tools.
  2. Connect your ORCID iD to Stanford
    • This allows Stanford to reduce administrative burden for all researchers across a growing number of systems.
    • Check the box to allow Stanford to add the publications on your Stanford Profile automatically to your ORCID record.
  3. Set up your ORCID Record
    • You (or someone you choose) can set up your record to auto-update with new publications.

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.