ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit project that aims to assign a unique code to each author of a scientific article. The main task of the identification code is to eliminate the discrepancies in the author’s names.
The ORCID ID system assigns each scientist a unique number (ORCID ID), similar to a bar code (UPC code) in a store. It is a 16-digit numeric code. It looks like this: //orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789.
ORCID ID does not encode any information about a person’s identity. ORCID ID helps to identify exactly what publications, grants and patents belong to this scientist. It allows you to compile information from various sources about the publications and grants in which the scientist is or has been involved.
What is needed for ORCID ID registration?
The author needs to complete a free registration on the official ORCID ID website. After that he /she will need to enter information about his / her publications. After filling in all the fields of the questionnaire, the author is assigned his or her ID code and from that moment he /she can use the ORCID system. When filling in the profile in the personal account, the authors can adjust the circle of communication with people themselves, making it public, limited or personal only at their discretion.