Research is conducted and communicated at organizations like yours - universities and private institutes, government and commercial laboratories, and other research institutions. Globally you employ and teach millions of individuals who are engaged in innovative research, teaching, and scholarship. You manage research information in many different systems. This makes it hard to keep track of your researchers’ activities and outputs within your own institution. And it’s even more challenging once you take into account the many grant application, manuscript submission, research profile, and other systems that they are interacting with outside of your institution. On top of that, researchers move around - after graduation, on sabbatical, on secondment, or to new positions.
Imagine a world where your researchers can spend more time making research contributions, and be less frustrated managing and sharing those contributions; and where you can more easily follow their professional activities throughout their career.
ORCID is a vital part of the toolkit you can use to make this vision a reality. ORCID iDs can distinguish your researchers and with our APIs can significantly improve the flow of research information within and between organizations at every stage of the research lifecycle, from grant application and publication to research information management reporting.
In addition to its use as a persistent identifier for your researchers, ORCID can help you take control of how your institution’s name is used across research systems. In combination with other persistent identifiers ORCID enables you to authoritatively assert your staff, faculty, and student affiliations with your institution. You can also use ORCID APIs to receive real-time notifications about research activities, to auto-update forms, and to follow your alumni’s careers.
ORCID offers a range of resources to support research institutions in using iDs, including best practice guidance and clear articulation of the potential benefits at every stage, and technical information.