In November 2018, UniSA's Research Degrees Committee endorsed :
These changes will come into effect for candidates commencing in 2019.
Why is UniSA requiring an ORCiD be created?
ORCiD is used internationally by the research community, a unique 16 digit number that you can use throughout your career, to ensure that your research outputs (publications) are correctly attributed to you and not another researcher who has the same name. As part of your PhD, you may publish your findings and be required to enter your ORCiD when submitting your publication to a journal publisher system, and is also being included in other parts of the research lifecycle, such as applying for research grants.
Some frequently asked questions are listed here:
Q. How does having an ORCiD appear on my research outputs (publications)?
A. Some publisher systems will display the ORCiD ID badge next your your name, which includes a direct link to your profile on ORCiD.
Q. How do I get an ORCiD badge on my student page?
A. At this stage it cannot be done automatically, instead you can add your ORCiD as a html link.