ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
Your ORCID iD links to an ORCID record that you can populate with your career and research information.
ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization sustained by fees from member organizations, including MIT.
Why use ORCID
Eliminate name ambiguity: Distinguish yourself from people with identical names, connect different forms of your name, and create a record that persists even if you change your name.
Link your work to you: Correctly link you to your publications, grants, and other professional activities and research outputs. ORCID even has integrations to automatically add publications, datasets, peer review, and grants to your record from trusted sources.
Streamline publication, grant application, and other processes: Use your ORCID login for grant application and journal submission systems, pull data from your ORCID record rather than entering it again, and connect your research activities across many systems in one place.
How to get an ORCID
Sign up for an ORCID or link your current one to your MIT accounthere!
Get support directly from ORCID if you forget your password or no longer have access to your account.