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Persistent Identifiers


What is ORCID?

ORCID stands for Online Research Contributor iD. It provides a non-proprietary persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, even those with very similar names, 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 iD on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Tips for using ORCID

  • Make your works public. This maximizes the potential for integration of your ORCID iD into other systems, and automatic updating of databases to attach your iD to your works.
  • Add at least some personal information (brief bio, education and/or employment) to your ORCID record, and make it public. This can help others distinguish you from people with the same name if they don't know your ORCID iD.
  • Add name variants, if you have published under other names or variations of your name.

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