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Research Impact Challenge: 1. Register your ORCID Identifier

Register your ORCID Identifier

Obtaining an ORCiD (short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID) allows you as a researcher to reliably and unambiguously connect your name with your work throughout your career, including your published papers, research data, institutional affiliations, or work history.  Having an ORCiD helps you as a researcher by:

  • Providing a means to distinguish between you and other authors with identical or similar names.
  • Linking together all of your works even if you have used different names over the course of your career.
  • Making it easy for others (grant funders, other researchers, etc.) to find your research output.
  • Ensuring that your work is clearly attributed to you

ORCiD is a non-proprietary, non-profit, global, community-based registry of research identifiers and is widely used by research institutions, funders, and publishers.

  • ORCID IDs are universally recognized and not tied to any specific database or publisher
  • ORCID enables authors to unambiguously link their name to all their scholarly outputs - articles, data, presentations, etc.
  • ORCID enables institutions to accurately know what their affiliated authors are creating
  • ORCID allows authors to control what information is shared in their ORCID profile. Only the ORCID ID is automatically shared.
  • ORCID makes it easy to import research output from other sources and integrates with systems of many scholarly publishers, research funders, and organizations.

For more information about ORCiD and how it helps you make a greater impact as a researcher, see our ORCiD research guide.

Monday Challenge: Register for an ORCiD

Obtain your ORCiD

  1. Registering is free, privacy-protected, and quick. Go to ORCID's registration page. Once you have the ID, add your CWRU email address to ensure your ID is linked to CWRU as an institution.

Build and manage your ORCiD profile

  1. You also have the option to build your profile through the “import works” button, associating your papers, data sets, and other research output with your ID. You can then include the ID as a link on your CV or web page.
  2. Use your ORCiD whenever you publish or apply for research grants. Many scholarly publishers integrate ORCiDs into their manuscript submission processes, saving authors time during the submission process and enabling automatic updating of author bibliographies when articles are published. Grant funders often require ORCiDs to streamline the application process.
  3. To complete the challange, send us the link to your ORCiD profile.


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