In today’s world, maintaining an online presence for researchers is pivotal. To achieve this, researchers need to ensure that every research platform that has a researcher profile function should be linked to all the research indexed in that platform or related to other platforms. By so doing, cohesion is created and researchers get due credit for their work.
In other words, there are many ways you may not be getting credit for your work in a given profile.
The solution? Establish an ORCID and link all ID systems, such as Scopus and Web of Science to your ORCID
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It is a sixteen-digit permanent digital identifier for researchers. It is an international standard to help researchers to establish and maintain their scholarly identity.
For more information visit ORCiD website.
Eliminates name ambiguity
Researchers' names can appear in different formats and in some instances researchers can have similar names. In this situation, it becomes difficult to ensure that the right works are attributed to the right author. Thus, the use of ORCID as a unique identifier helps resolve this problem.
A link to your ORCID iD next to your name in databases, repositories, and other systems, enables people to easily click through to read more about all of your research output. These includes publications, conference papers, s, datasets, just to name a few. Including a link to your ORCID iD in your CV is an easy way to provide a comprehensive picture of your research activities.
Many publishers and funding organizations offer the option to connect your ORCID iD to your application. Rather than entering the same information in multiple different forms, connecting your ORCID iD autopopulates the required fields.
Stays with you throughout your career
Once you complete a graduate degree at one institution, go on to be a lecturer at another, and later take a position as a professor at a third, the information about your research activities is spread between these different institutions. Maintaining an ORCID iD provides a constant summary of your work, regardless of any changes in your institutional affiliation.