ORCID is an open, non-profit and community driven initiative.
The 16-digit Open Researcher and Contributor ID, or ORCID is a persistent and unique digital identifier which enables researchers and institutions to maintain a consolidated record of all of their research activities. It also facilitates eligible individuals and organisations in tracking research expertise globally, without naming ambiguity.
ORCID IDs are increasingly used as a search term/method for enhanced research visibility and discoverability.
The benefits of ORCID include:
Find out more at ORCID at RMIT (Access via RMIT Researcher Portal)
Researchers at RMIT University should use the RMIT Registration tool for an ORCID ID.
Editing your record
The default is 'Everyone’ but researchers might select 'Only Me’ until everything is set up.
You can review trusted organisations in the 'Account Settings' section. When you connect your ORCID to another organisation’s system, you will be asked to grant permission to that organisation to interact with your ORCID account. For example, a publisher may request permission to obtain your ORCID when you submit a manuscript.