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Make sure your scientific contributions are tracked over time with an ORCID iD

May / June 2022 | Volume 21 Number 3

Starting in FY 2020, NIH required individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards to have Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers (ORCID iDs). These unique digital identifiers connect researchers with their scientific contributions over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation.

Infographic with the text: How ORCID Works: It’s a registry of unique persistent identifiers. It’s a hub that connects researchers with their professional activities and contributions. It’s a global community that enables researchers to share their data with other individuals, organizations, and systems. Courtesy ICDORCID is a registry of unique digital identifiers that connects researchers with their professional activities and contributions.

NIH systems that use ORCID iDs

eRA Commons

eRA Commons allows applicants and grantees to track applications through the entire grant process. Applications to many NIH grant programs will not be accepted if no ORCID iD is linked to an applicant's eRA profile.

Infographic with the text: What’s in a name? Most names are not unique: Many people have the dame name. Names change through marriage or other circumstances. People use different version of their name during their career. Individuals use different alphabets, abbreviations, or naming conventions.Courtesy ICDORCID iDs differentiate between authors with similar names and connect researchers with their scientific contributions across changes of name.

PubMed

PubMed is NIH's repository of biomedical and life sciences literature. Linking your ORCID iD to your PubMed bibliography allows for clear identification of authorship. This is especially important if you've changed names or have a similar name to other authors.

If your previously published work has not been associated with your ORCID iD, contact the publisher(s) so they can update past publications.

SciENcv

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. Linking an ORCID iD with a SciENcv profile simplifies the creation of biosketches for grant applications.  

Updated June 15, 2022


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