ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributer ID) is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars. Anyone can sign up for a free account and receive their 16-digit identifier in minutes. Signing up for an ORCID identifier and using it in your research workflows will ensure that you receive credit for your work. It can also simplify manuscript and grant submissions and improve author search results.
You can think of ORCID as the academic equivalent of your employee or student ID number. It ensures other research systems and services know who you are.
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