You need to be able to easily and uniquely attach your identity to research outputs such as datasets, equipment, articles, media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and notebooks.
By using ORCID you can ensure that all your research activities and outputs are easily discoverable.
One of the big problems for attributing research activities and outputs correctly to a researcher is name ambiguities:
By registering and using an ORCID ID you can easily distinguish yourself and assure that your work is attributed only to yourself.
An ORCID ID can reduce repetitive data entry. As ORCID is increasingly implemented into other systems the exchange of profile or publication data is being better facilitated.
This can be data:
By using ORCID's API the system works as a hub to connect many research activities.