The primary mission of ORCID is to create a permanent iD for researchers and scholars. To be useful to the research community, ORCID iDs must be actionable and linked back to the ORCID Registry. Whether on your website, in the metadata for research works, in the submission process for a conference, or any other venue where the iD can be expressed, we recommend that ORCID iDs be displayed as a URI, with hyphens between every 4th digit, as such:
In the event that space is limited, the URI can be shortened to orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097.
More information on display and usage guidelines, including downloadable iD icons, is available on our Website, at http://about.orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines.