ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit organization which manages ORCID IDs which are unique identifiers for researchers. The ORCID ID allows for both researcher disambiguation and a method of accurately associating authors with all their works regardless of how their name and institutional affiliations change over time.

Further Resources

Akers KG, Sarkozy A, Wu W, & Slyman A. (2016). ORCID Author Identifiers: A Primer for Librarians. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 35(2), 135–144. doi.org/10.1080/02763869.2016.1152139

Covey DT. (2015). ORCID @ CMU: Successes and Failures. Journal of eScience Librarianship, 4(2), e1083. doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2015.1083

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