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)
Register for your ORCID iD
Create your ORCID iD at the ORCiD website:
To register, enter your first and last name and RMIT email address. Note: it is recommended that you add another personal email address to ensure access if you change institutions.
After entering a password and reviewing the notification settings you will be asked to set the visibility settings for your profile: 'Everyone'; 'Trusted parties'; or, 'Only me'. 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.
Link your ORCiD with RMIT
It is suggested to link your ORCID with RMIT to ensure information can be shared between systems. To do this: