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ORCID: A Universal, International ID for Researchers Automatic new article notification: click and bookmark

A long-standing problem for researchers as they have progressed through their careers is ensuring that their various activities (publications, grants, employment record…) are coupled to themselves; this has been particularly problematic for those with “common” names who have changed affiliation a number of times. To combat this historically, the larger publication databases (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science) introduced their own researcher identifiers but this obviously led to one having to keep track of a number of ID numbers and for those in areas not particularly well covered by these databases, it didn’t really help much in any case.
In October, 2012, ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) went live. This is an international system from which a researcher can get a unique identifier for use in most aspects of their professional activity. The organization includes representation from major universities (e.g. MIT, Harvard), publishers (e.g. Blackwell-Wiley, Nature) and funders (e.g. Wellcome Trust) and as such is becoming the de-facto standard for researcher ID. Many journals already make use of these IDs as are the larger international funders. In Sweden, Vetenskapsrådet and the other larger funders are in the process of building up an application system based on ORCID.
At LiU, ORCID can be included with publications registered in DiVA and behind the scenes, we have the tools to couple your ORCID to all of your registered publications (i.e. retroactively). What we strongly recommend is that you register yourself at ORCID and get an ID and then send that to us (ep@ep.liu.se). We will retroactively add it to all your DiVA posts (it is searchable) and ensure that it is added to all your future posts. We will also pass the ID to LiU centrally, once a solution is developed there.
To get an ORCID:

  1. Go to http://orcid.org/
  2. Click on “Register now” (direct link: https://orcid.org/register)
  3. Fill in your name, email address etc.
  4. Send us your ORCID (a 16-digit number, often presented as a link: e.g. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3993-9985 (it is the number that is your ORCID)), ep@ep.liu.se . To make life easiest for us, include your LiUID. We will then see that your ORCID is added to all your DiVA posts.
  5. Start using your ORCID when submitting articles to journals and in grant applications.

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Last updated: 2017-02-21