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ORCID Researcher IDs

What is ORCID?
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control. Your ORCID iD distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your ORCID iD with your professional information, such as your affiliations, grants, and publications. Certain publishers and funders now require you to have an ORCID iD.

ORCID is a global, not-for-profit organisation and registering for an ORCID iD is free at

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How to register
Registering for an ORCID iD is free, following these simple steps:

  • 1. Supply name and email address at
  • 2. Create password
  • 3. Select visibility and notification settings
  • 4. Accept terms of use
  • 5. Verify email address
  • 6. Once confirmed, add more information to your ORCID record

You can add a link to your ORCID profile from UCA Research Online (UCARO) by logging in and entering your ORCID iD number within your research profile on UCARO.

You can also export a list of your research outputs from UCARO and then import them into ORCID, to avoid re-entering the details manually. Contact for help.