What is ORCID?
The Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier (ORCID) is a 16-digit-number and associated record (sometimes called a profile) that stores automatic links to all your research, and links all your research with you for the duration of your career. It has become the standard mechanism for recording research, plays a key role in facilitating research performance assessment and is critical for accurate citation tracking.
As part of the research community at Flinders University all HDR students are in ResearchNow and can develop a profile to promote their research.
An important part of your ResearchNow Profile will be the creation of an ORCID account that you can do here: https://orcid.org/signin.
The benefits of using ORCID are:
- Improves discoverability, and thereby increases citation rates
- More time for research – you can set up automatic updates to your record as you publish
- Eliminates name ambiguity
- Connects your research outputs
- Stays with you throughout your career
- Read more here: https://info.orcid.org/researchers/
Creating a ResearchNow profile and ORCID ID also counts towards professional skill development activities within the Research, Employment and Skills Training Program (REST). Professional skill development is reported on during each milestone completion. You can find out more about where to map this activity to on Page 2 of the Research Strategy and Funding Resource Book.