An ORCID ID is a digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.  

Having a unique identifier ensures that the data about you and your body of work is accurate and correctly linked to your researcher profile. It also improves the visibility of the research.  

It is important you register for an ORCID identifier.  

There are two possible ways you can do this:  

  1. ORCID's website  
  2. Symplectic (University publications database) – go to “My Actions”, select “Add ORCID” and register your details.  

For more information on the uses and benefits of ORCID, please see the Increase research visibility page of the Researcher Support website