ORCiD: ORCiD for Research Degree Students

ORCiD for Research Degree Students

In November 2018, UniSA's Research Degrees Committee endorsed :

  • that the creation of an ORCiD be included as a formal requirement of the first year of the annual review of progress
  • that the ORCiD be displayed on the title page of the thesis.

These changes will come into effect for students 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. ORCiD identifiers are increasingly being required by funding bodies and publishers as a way to identify researchers submitting papers or applying for grants.

Creating or connecting your ORCiD with UniSA

UniSA ORCID iD Registration

Refer to the ORCiD@UniSA tab for information on how to:

  • create an ORCiD for the first time, or
  • if you already have an ORCiD, how to connect it with UniSA.

FAQs for Research Degree Students

Some frequently asked questions are listed here:

Q. I already have an ORCiD, why do I need to register it with UniSA?

A. By registering your ORCiD with UniSA, this will enable the automated exchange of metadata between the UniSA Research Outputs Repository and your ORCiD profile, so as to maximise the overall visibility and promotion of your research activities.

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.

Taylor & Francis journal article with ORCiD iDs

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.