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Distinguish Yourself with an ORCID iD

Distinguish Yourself and Your Research with an ORCID iD

An ORCID iD is a unique, persistent code (e.g. 0000-0001-2345-6789) assigned to an individual researcher.  It helps to distinguish you from every other researcher and ensures work is correctly attributed - this includes publications, grants, data sets, and all research inputs, employment, education, funding and scholarly works.

You maintain control of your ORCiD record and what is visible and can set the privacy settings for any item linked to your ORCID iD to be visible to only you, trusted parties, or everyone.   The information contained on an ORCID record can also be exported in a variety of formats, including the Canadian Common CV.

ORCID iDs are increasingly being used by research organizations, publishers, funders, professional associations, and other stakeholders across the research ecosystem. ORCID member logo

Your ORCID profile is managed by you and can be linked to a range of information such as publications, grants, education and employment history.