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ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) provides you, as a researcher, with a unique, 16-digit ID that you keep throughout your career to connect you with your research. Your ORCID iD can be integrated in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.

Registering through or linking your already existing ORCID iD to the NZ ORCID Hub enables the University of Otago to collect your verified ORCID iD and assert your affiliation with the University in your ORCID record. This helps to promote trust in the research system.

Why you should register for an ORCID iD

Your ORCID iD:

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

It is also a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms to include your ORCID iD.

Listen to what Otago academics have to say about their ORCID iDs

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, along with New Zealand organisations representing the scientific and research community, strongly encourages and is committed to supporting the use of ORCID as a common researcher identifier across New Zealand's research and science sector.

ORCID is a not-for-profit organisation, whose work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. Getting an ORCID iD means you are joining an international community who recognises the need for researchers to be uniquely identified and connected with their contributions and affiliations.

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Still have questions about ORCID? Contact your Subject Librarian

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