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What is an ORCID iD and why do I need one?

ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. It permanently connects your name with your work throughout your research career, including publications, grants, education, employment, and other biographical information.

ORCiD will help you to:

  • Distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names
  • Links together your body of work, especially if you have had or used different names during the course of your career.
  • Makes it easy for others including potential collaborators, funders, prospective employers, conference organizers, publishers to easily find your research output.
  • Ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you.


  • Many grant funders, such as NHMRC and ARC, are now insisting that applications include ORCID identifiers, have issued a policy or statement relating to the use of ORCID iDs. Read more about Funders’ ORCID policies.

Registering for an ORCiD is easy, quick, and free. Create your ORCiD here.

Once registered, make sure your ORCiD is public and set to the 'everyone' setting.

Don’t forget to add your ORCiD to your RIS (Pure) profile.

ORCiDs are integrated with the Charles Darwin University Research Information System [RIS (Pure)].

Activating ORCiD link in RIS (Pure) will automatically export your research outputs to ORCiD profile on regular basis.

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