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Researcher Identifiers: Types of Researcher Identifiers

Types of Research Identifiers

Examples of some commonly used researcher identifiers are:


ResearcherID training videos include:

  • Creating a ResearcherID Profile
  • ResearcherID: Adding and Editing Publications
  • ResearcherID and OrCID Integration

The videos can ve viewed here.


ResearcherID is owned by Clarivate Analytics.

  • Launched in 2008, there are now 550,000 profiles worldwide
  • Fully integrated with the Web of Science
  • Provides various bibliometrics
  • Use EndNote to add non-Web of Science publications - see guide
  • Bidirectional data flow with ORCID.

For more information go to ResearcherID FAQs

See also University of Tasmania LibGuide

RID - ORCID Integration

ResearcherID and ORCID identifiers complement each other and you can easily link one account to the other:

Associate an ORCID account with ResearcherID



ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID)

ORCID is a non-profit initiative.

  • Launched in late 2012, there are already more than 4.5 million ORCID iDs
  • Links all current author ID schemes to one persistent digital identifier
  • Can attach ID to research objects e.g. datasets, articles, media stories and patents
  • Can include the ID in manuscript and grant submissions.

For more information go to ORCID FAQs

See also University of Tasmania LibGuide

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