It began in 2016 when a growing list of journals and publishers, including PLoS, Wiley, the American Chemical Society, EMBO Press and others, required authors to have an ORCID number. Now, starting on January 25, 2020, the National Institutes of Health or NIH will require ORCID ID’s for researchers who are receiving research training, fellowship, education, and career development awards.
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and it gives scholarly researchers a unique identifier that distinguishes them and all of their hard work from everyone else.
One might ask: Isn’t my name enough?
No, it isn’t.
Because there are many similar and even identical names out there that have contributed to the scientific global community. You and your research deserve to be represented and noticed among many worldwide. Not only is ORCID free, but it is easy to use.
Shine a light on your contributions and register here for an ORCID ID.
If you need help, or have any questions, please contact: Caroline McKinley, Research Services Librarian at 914-594-3176 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.