How-Tos

ORCID iD

Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier (ORCID)

Individuals supported by the NIH, AHRQ, and CDC via research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards are required to have an ORCID iD. See NOT-OD-10-109.

ORCID iDs are unique, persistent digital identifiers that distinguish individual investigators and can be used to connect researchers with their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affiliation. These free identifiers are assigned and maintained by the non-profit organization ORCID.

An ORCID record allows you to:

  • Sign in to various systems (journal article submission, grant application, research information systems, etc.)
  • Transfer your information to employers, funders, and publishers via ORCID
  • Allow “trusted parties” (organizations that you are affiliated with) to add relevant info, such as newly published articles, to your ORCID record for you
  • Use the “print view” to easily and quickly create a CV or resume.

Additionally, the SciENcv tool integrates with ORCID, enabling users to populate the Biographical Sketch by importing data directly from ORCID records rather than having to manually enter all the required information.

ORCID iD Resources

For more information or support with your ORCID iD, visit Becker Medical Library’s ORCID Subject Guide, or contact them at publicationsupport@wustl.edu.

The Value of Using Unique Identifiers for Researchers (PDF)

SciENcv