ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a free, unique and permanent digital identifier which identifies and distinguishes researchers from one another. ORCID is not an online CV, social network, profile or repository but it connects with many other tools and platforms that serve these purposes.
ORCID is a permanent identifier for researchers. There are many reasons to sign up for an ORCID identifier, even if you've also created a Google Scholar profile. It protects your unique scholarly identity by ensuring your work is correctly attributed to you. Many funders and publishers are also beginning to require ORCID iDs for new submissions, and it is becoming increasingly required in research workflows.
ORCID helps keep your publication record up-to-date with very little effort by collecting your publications and other outputs, and aggregates metrics from across several information systems so that you can receive author-level metrics for your scholarly outputs
ORCID is becoming increasingly required in research workflows.
ORCID promotes your identity as a scholar.
ORCID increases your research visibility.
ORCID provides you with total control over your record.
ORCID saves you time.