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Open Researcher and Contributors ID provides a persistent digital identifier for researchers

Your Profile

In order to say more about yourself you may add some personal and professional information. This is not a requirement, but it can help to raise your visibility.

  • Names: Add different variants of your name so that all of your work can be found
  • Biographical information: such as education and employment history
  • Professional affiliation: This helps anyone searching for your name to know it's you
  • Keywords: these describe your research interests
  • Websites: add links to other systems that you use, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearcherID, blog, personal or institution website
  • Email: you can provide alternative email addresses

You can choose different privacy settings for all entries individually.

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ORCID also enables you to add awarded grants to your profile by using the ÜberWizard for ORCID.

The continuously-updated ÜberResearch grant data include grants from funding organizations worldwide such as the NIH and NSF in the United States, the UK Research Councils and Wellcome Trust in the UK, the Austrian Research Council, and over fifty others.

It is also possible to add grant data manually to your ORCID record.

Education & Employment

You can also add information about your education and employment history to your profile.

Different privacy settings can be applied to individual entries.