What is ORCID
ORCID is a nonprofit helping create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time.
ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.
ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.
ORCID is a not-for-profit organization, sustained by fees from our member organizations. Our work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. We are guided by the principles of privacy and researcher control, and the vision of identifier-enabled research information infrastructure. We make decisions collaboratively, involving our staff, Board, those who support our mission, and the researchers and community that are the purpose of our work.
We take a global view. We have a diverse team, deployed internationally in our "virtual office." We engage with a wide range of organizations and people to ensure broad viewpoints. We strive to be a trusted component of research infrastructure with the goal of providing clarity in the breadth of research contributions and the people who make them.
The ORCID Community
The ORCID community includes individual researchers, universities, national laboratories, commercial research organizations, research funders, publishers, national science agencies, data repositories, and international professional societies, all of whom have been critically affected by the lack of a central registry for researchers. ORCID coordinates with the community through Working Groups and bi-annual Outreach meetings.
ORCID works with the research community to identify opportunities for integrating ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as manuscript submissions and grant applications. ORCID encourages third parties to develop applications that interact with and enhance the utility of the ORCID Registry. We provide tools, use cases, documentation, examples, and open-source code to support your integration efforts.