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ORCID Registration Information

What is ORCID?

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization sustained by fees from member organizations like USC.

ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. It  provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other contributor.

Unlike other research IDs, your ORCID iD is universal. It's not tied to any institution or database, and it can follow you wherever your research takes you. Publishers, funders, research and other organizations are increasingly adopting or supporting ORCID. 

Get Registered!

  1. Sign up for your ORCID record via their website
  2. Add your info
    • Link your works from another system (recommended)
    • Import a BibTeX file of your works 
    • Manually type in information about your works (least preferred)
  3. Use Your ORCiD
    • For grant submissions
    • For publication submissions