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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2024     Views: 7

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit organisation that has developed a researcher ID called ORCID-iD. The ORCID-iD is used by many publishers, funding agencies, universities and other research-related organisations around the world to identify researchers in a consistent way.

When an ORCID-iD is created, the researcher is assigned a unique 16-digit identifier in the format xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. This identifier is then used to link the researcher (including any name variants) to their publications, and to the organisations they are (or have been) affiliated with.

Creating an ORCID-iD

If you do not already have an ORCID-iD, you can easily create one on the ORCID website. Name and email address are all you need to register, but it is also possible to add research fields, curriculum vitae and more. You can link your ORCID ID to other IDs such as the Researcher Profile in Web of Science, Scopus Author ID or LinkedIn. You decide which information you want to make public on your ORCID profile.

As soon as you have registered your ORCID-iD, you can start using it when submitting an article to a publisher or applying for research funding.

Add your ORCID-iD to your profile page

You can also add your ORCID-iD to your profile page at Uppsala University. The link to your ORCID-iD is written with the prefix https://orcid.org/ followed by the 16 digits of your ORCID-iD in the format xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.

Entering your ORCID-iD in DiVA

DiVA contains personal records that include ORCID-iDs in order to facilitate better analyses and research evaluations. In this way, the individual and the publications are linked. You can enter your ORCID-iD in the appropriate field when registering or updating a publication record.

It is also possible to add your ORCID-iD to older publications. If you want to add it to all DiVA records containing your Uppsala University user ID, please contact the Library.