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What is ORCID

ORCID stands for Online Research Contributor iD. It provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and ensures that your work is recognized.

Getting started

1. Sign up on ORCID's website with your UT EID

  • Visit;
  • Choose Institutional Account, enter "University of Texas at Austin" and log in with your UT EID;
  • You can either link your EID with an existing account or register for a new ORCID.


2. Add your information

Once you've created an ORCID iD, it's easy to add your scholarly works to your ORCID record, enable automatic updates, and delegate management of your record to someone else.


3. Use your ORCID

Include your ORCID identifier on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.


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About this Guide

This guide was originally created in 2019 by Wei-Chun Chou, graduate student in the School of Information. Also, many thanks to the Cornell ORCID guide which served as a model for this guide.

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