Researchers: distinguish yourself with an ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to DISTINGUISH YOU from all other researchers, AUTOMATICALLY LINKING your professional activities. Using an ORCID ID in your research workflows will help ensure you receive credit for your work. It can also simplify manuscript submissions and improve author search results.


7 reasons to have an ORCID ID:

  • Distinguish yourself – Ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • Quickly becoming an international standard – in use by publishers, research funders and universities across the world, e.g., Wellcome Trust, ScholarOne, Harvard and Oxford
  • It’s mandated – in Wellcome Trust and NIHR grant applications and recommended as mandatory for the next REF
  • It’s open to all, non-profit and community-driven – a non-proprietary service maintained for the benefit of researchers in all disciplines and at all career stages
  • Your ORCID ID belongs to you and stays with you throughout your career
  • Included in the RMS – helping university systems to synchronise information and in the future this will help university systems to quickly synchronise information
  • …and it’s quick and easy – as little as 30 seconds to register


To get started:

  1. Register at:
  2. Import your research outputs and add biographical information using their automated import wizards.  You can also export your publication details from a GoogleScholar Profile (see:  We have gathered this information altogether in a libguide on researcher profiles
  3. Add your ORCID ID to your RMS profile


Add your ORCID ID to RMS in the 16 digit format xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx in your Profile (Editable information tab):



Research and Scholarly Communications Team




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