ORCID – Why do we need a unique researcher ID?


  1. Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Wide usage and adoption of a researcher naming standard is a key component of effective research communication.
  2. Laurel L. Haak, Executive Director @ORCID
  3. Not a profile system – a switchboard. 
  4. Researchers need to know ORCID exists, and register.
  5. Publishers, funders and universities are integrating ORCID identifiers.  
  6. Speaker Martin Fenner @mfenner,  PLoS Article Level Metrics Project.
  7. Speaker: Daniel Pollock @Daniel_Pollock Digital Publisher. Nature.com

  8. Trying to minimize amount of typing, data entry.
  9. Working with professional societies to collect research presented at meetings.
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