Answered By: Open Access Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 Views: 26
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique identifier for researchers (e.g. 0000-0002-2851-7402). It's kind of like a DOI for people. You can use your ORCID when applying for research grants, submitting manuscripts to publishers and reporting to funders through services like ResearchFish. You can also add it to your Liverpool Elements account.
ORCID helps to disambiguate you from other researchers with the same name and, by signing up for an ORCID, you also get some extra functionality. You can develop a non-institutional research profile that allows other researchers to find out about you and your research activities.
Find out more and get your ORCID (it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up) on the ORCID website.