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Research Identity - ORCID iD

ORCID for your research

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Dear researchers and members of the KU Faculty, welcome to the LibGuide for ORCID

This guide has been created in order to include all necessary information about ORCid, so that you are fully prepared in case you would like to create your personal profile.  Don't miss the chance to distinguish yourself from the millions other researchers and promote your work.  

*Hint! Name confusion is a particular problem if you come from a country where some family names are very common, such us in South Korea, where over half the population share only three family names - Kim, Lee and Park. 

ORC iDs are increasingly being used by publishers, funders and other organizations to confirm identity and improve their workflows. Their use has been compulsory from 2016 for some funders and publishers.


Please, do not hesitate to contact us on the matter would you have questions.

This LibGuide was created with information from the ORCID official website and other similar LibGuides.


ORCID is an open, non-profit, publisher-agnostic community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers as well as a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.  It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.  

The ORCID organisation is funded through membership. Current members include government agencies, universities and research organisations, publishers, funding agencies, learned societies, manuscript tracking services and database providers. 

Team members are listed in the official website.