Learn more about ORCID iDs and why you need one

ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and provides a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD over the course of your career. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services.

Why get an ORCID iD?

Benefits for researchers
Your ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is the persistent digital identifier which distinguishes you from every other researcher.

  • Ensures no more mistaken identity by eliminating name ambiguities
  • Is free, persistent, and portable. It stays with you throughout your career, even when you move institutions
  • Automatically links and updates your CSIRO research outputs from the Research Publications Repository and the Data Access Portal
  • Enables you to comply with organisations that require ORCID iDs, such as funders and publishers
  • Researchers enter information once, re-use many times (internally and externally)
  • Highlights your research – improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • Reliably and easily connects you with your research contributions and affiliations; ensuring correct attribution and credit
  • Gives you control over your ORCID record. You own and manage what information is connected and how it is shared
  • Provides interoperability and connection: it works with many institutions, funders, and publishers
  • Easy to register and use

Benefits for CSIRO

Research is managed across multiple systems at CSIRO, which means keeping track of researchers’ activities and outputs is a non-trivial task. ORCID iDs are a vital part of the “plumbing” for connecting all these systems together.

  • Consistent use of affiliation
  • ORCID iDs can be used as identifiers in other systems
  • Making the connection to and reporting of research outputs efficient and accurate for the benefit of all involved in research at CSIRO