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The Scholarly Communication Cycle

About the Scholarly Communication Cycle, Including Relevant Whittemore Library & FSU Resources


ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a free, unique, 16-digit persistent identifier (PID) and associated profile for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

The global, non-profit ORCID organization provides ORCID to researchers free of charge so that they may realize their vision of having all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation be uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. By allowing trusted organizations to add your research information to your ORCID record, you can spend more time conducting your research and less time managing it.

ORCID helps you...

  • ...reduce the negative consequences of name changes so you will no longer be limited to the name you used when you began your career
  • ...distinguish yourself and claim credit for your work while controlling access to your data, no matter how many people have your same (or similar) name
  • all your research together, while you control the visibility of each piece of data - set your visibility to public to increase your discoverability
  • ...make it easier to submit manuscripts or apply for grants, as an increasing number of manuscript submission or grant application forms can be auto-populated when you log into their systems with your ORCID
  • ...easily share your data between your record and an increasing number of funding, publications, data repositories, and other research workflows


The ORCID Website

Register with ORCID