ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. Scholars can register with ORCID in order to better track their research and differentiate their publications from those by researchers with similar names. The graphics below courtesy of the Florida International University Libraries detail some important points about ORCID.
Oftentimes researchers will enroll with ORCID because a journal or granting body requires them to do so. However, rather than creating an ORCID and forgetting it, it's wise to get the most out of the service.
In fact, certain publishers automatically create ORCID profiles for authors who publish in their journals and do not already have this identifier (source). It's wise to claim your ORCID profile so that you can be sure the information on the site is correct and that your preferred privacy settings are in place.
For more information, please see the links below. ORCID encourages users to reach out to their support with questions and concerns.
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