ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides unique alphanumeric codes that identify particular academic authors. This is a permanent identifier that will follow you through the course of your career.

Why should I get an ORCID ID?

An ORCID ID allows others to easily distinguish your work from that of other researchers, especially those with similar names. It also allows your work to be identified if you change your name later in your career, where different naming conventions are used (e.g. surname-name/name-surname) or if you are inconsistent with your use of middle initials. This is important for bibliographic databases (such as SCOPUS, Web of Science, and PubMed), as well as the UWL Repository, as it will help to ensure you get the credit for the research you produce.

ORCID IDs are internationally recognised as a standard identifier, with over 4,000,000 IDs now issued. They are mandated by a growing range of funders and publishers, including: NIHR, Wellcome Trust, PLOS, eLife, IEEE, Science, Wiley, Hindawi, JMIR and Frontiers.

If you complete your ORCID profile fully, adding your personal details and publication record, this will reduce duplication of effort in some submission systems (e.g. for journals and grants).

All UWL researchers should sign-up for and use ORCIDs as required by the UWL Publications Policy.

Where can I use My ORCID ID?

You can use your ORCID ID in an increasing number of grant and journal submission systems.

How do I obtain and connect my iD with UWL Repository

The simplest way to sign-up is to click on the Manage ORCID Permission tab once logged into UWL Repository. From here you can click on the "Create or Connect your ORCID iD" button.


If you already have an iD, please also click on the Manage ORCID Permission tab once logged into UWL Repository and then the "Create or Connect your ORCID iD" button. Once you have granted permissions for reading and writing between ORCID and the UWL Repository, you will have two new buttons in your Manage deposits area, "Import from orcid.org" and "Export to orcid.org". These allow you to push and pull descriptive records between UWL Repository and ORCID.