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ORCID at Purdue

Learn about the benefits of creating an ORCID iD, how to register, and how to add to your ORCID record.

What is ORCID?

About ORCiD

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, provides a unique, persistent identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.

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Benefits for the Researcher

More and more institutions, organizations, funders and publishers are adopting the use of ORCID iDs.

Here are a few of the benefits of having your own ORCID iD:

  • ensures work is discoverable and connected to you throughout your career
  • saves time spent entering repetitive data by syncing with other profiles
  • distinguishes your from other researchers ensuring proper attribution

Ready to get your own ORCID iD? See the Getting Started tab.