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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018    

ORCID's name was formed from the acronym "open researcher and contributor identifier", which can provide a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID) that helps to disambiguate you from other researchers with the same name and, by signing up for an ORCID, you also get some extra functionality. You can develop a non-institutional research profile that allows other researchers to find out about you and your research activities.

You can find out more information on the ORCID website.

To register for an ORCID, please visit the ORCID registration page.