ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID to identify individual researchers.
How do researchers benefit?
ORID ID is a unique, persistent identifier free of charge to researchers. ORCID iDs eliminate the ambiguity caused by multiple researchers with the same name, and the use of variant names by the same researcher.
How to use your ORCID iD?
Use your ORCID iD whenever there is an opportunity to provide it, especially when publishing or when applying for grants. Your ORCID iD will then be linked to your grants and publications. You can include your ORCID iD:
In your curriculum vitae
On your homepage
In manuscript submissions
In grant applications
In your e-mail signature
How to import your works from other ID systems to your ORICD profile?
Check this page to import your works from ResearcherID (Web of Science), Scopus Author ID, or other IDs to your ORICD profile.