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ORCiD for UniSA researchers

What is ORCiD?

ORCiD is a free internationally recognised, non-profit registry system. An ORCiD iD is a unique 16 digit identifier that you can use to distinguish yourself from other researchers and ensure your outputs are correctly attributed.

Why should I have and use an ORCiD iD?

Here are 5 reasons why having and using an ORCiD iD can help maximise your research time:

  1. list all of your research outputs in one place, for the whole of your career - it is a lifelong digital identifier
  2. enter once, re-use often
  3. improve recognition and discoverability of your research focus, outputs, grants, and peer review activities
  4. link to other idenitifiers including ResearcherID on Publons and Scopus Author ID
  5. publishers and funding bodies may mandate or encourage having an ORCiD iD. This can be seen as part of a journal submission system (with your ORCiD iD displaying on the published output), or in grant management systems such as the Australian Research Council's Research Management System (RMS). In RMS there is an option to populate the Research Outputs section using ORCiD to import the outputs.

ORCiD uptake report

A report can now be run to see the uptake of ORCiD for UniSA academic continuing and fixed term staff, and also a breakdown of names by Academic Unit/institute (restricted access). See the ORCiD uptake guide below for instructions.

Checking if you have an ORCiD

See the diagram below to check if you have:

  • an ORCID
  • registered your ORCiD with UniSA
  • an ORCiD badge on your Staff Home Page

ORCID process