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This guide provides information about ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) and its utility for researchers at Gonzaga University

The Basics

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier) is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit institution. ORCID enables transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations by providing an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

What is an ORCID iD?

  • A persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you.
  • Your ORCID iD is yours throughout your career, no matter where you work, who funds you, whether your name or field of research changes, or if your names appears in different forms in different places.
  • You control your ORCID iD. You control when and where you use your iD. You manage connections to your iD, including deciding who gets to add what information, and whether and by whom this data may be viewed and accessed.

What is ORCID?

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