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Register for an ORCID iD

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.


First name is your given name or the name you most commonly go by.

Last name is your family name.

You will have a chance to add additional names after you have created your account by updating Personal Information.

More information on names

Must be 8 or more characters and contain:

  • at least 1 numeral: 0 - 9
  • at least 1 of the following:
    • alpha character, case-sensitive a-Z
    • any of the following symbols:
      ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) ~ `{ } [ ] | \ & _
  • optionally the space character,
    i.e ' ' and other punctuation such as . , ;

Example: sun% moon2

Who can see this?
  • everyone
  • trusted parties
  • only me
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