What is ORCID

ORCID is a nonprofit helping create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time.

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The ORCID Team

ORCID is governed by a Board of Directors with wide stakeholder representation. ORCID is supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable professional staff, led by Executive Director Laure Haak and Technical Director Laura Paglione.

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The ORCID Community

The ORCID community includes individual researchers, universities, national laboratories, commercial research organizations, research funders, publishers, national science agencies, data repositories, and international professional societies, all of whom have been critically affected by the lack of a central registry for researchers. ORCID coordinates with the community through Working Groups and bi-annual Outreach meetings.

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Membership

Individuals may use ORCID services freely. ORCID membership is open to any organization interested in integrating ORCID identifiers. All member fees are used to sustain and develop ORCID for the benefit of the research community.

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Documentation

ORCID works with the research community to identify opportunities for integrating ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as manuscript submissions and grant applications. ORCID encourages third parties to develop applications that interact with and enhance the utility of the ORCID Registry. We provide tools, use cases, documentation, examples, and open-source code to support your integration efforts.

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News and Events

ORCID posts information on our activities and tools on Twitter (@ORCID_Org) and in our blog and newsletter. We also sponsor bi-annual Outreach Meetings.

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