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ORCID: About

Register for, set up, and connect your ORCID profile.


ORCID stands for Online Research Contributor iD. ORCID is a freely available tool for researchers.   

When researchers sign up for an ORCID ID, they receive their own unique identifier that helps to distinguish them from other researchers, especially those with similar names. It has become an essential tool for researchers, and is highly recommended if you apply for grants or awards, engage in any type of publishing, present papers at conferences, or wish to maintain an online profile of your works. 

NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announced in July, 2019 that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCIDs beginning in FY20. (See details: Notice Number NOT-OD-19-109)

Uses and benefits:

  • Online profile for your scholarly works (increases visibility) 
  • Link your ORCID to populate your publications when submitting grant applications (SciENcv, NSF Biosketch) 
  • Link your ORCID when submitting manuscripts on publishers websites
  • Add to your email signature, CV
  • Experts@Syracuse profile content linkage
  • Use your ORCID to locate your publications in large literature databases via the Author search (e.g. IEEE Xplore, Scopus, Web of Science)
  • Link to and populates other identifiers (e.g. ResearcherID, LinkedIn)

Questions about ORCID

If you have questions about setting up or managing your ORCID account: