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Measuring your research impact

Citation analysis and Impact Factor

What is ORCID?

ORCID creates a unique online identifier that distinguishes a researcher from another and highlights their research output.

Why do you need an ORCID iD?

  • It distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • Reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
  • It reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
  • It improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • It is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
  • It is persistent (enduring)