Seton Hall is now an institutional member of ORCID. ORCID is a unique, persistent identifier (PID) you can register for so funders, publishers, scholarly societies, and other researchers can quickly find and distinguish your work.
Instructions are here: https://library.shu.edu/orcid.
What Is ORCID?
ORCID–or Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers–are unique IDs that you can use as a researcher to identify your academic work. The IDs help funders, publishers, scholarly societies, and other researchers to quickly find and distinguish your work from materials created by other researchers with similar names. ORCIDs are being used increasingly by publishers ranging from the Royal Society to PLOS, the American Geophysical Union, IEEE, and Wiley.
Why Use ORCID? Resolves Name Ambiguity Problems
It is currently very difficult to:
- Track different forms of an individual researcher’s name across systems;
- Distinguish between different researchers with the same name;
- Identify all scholarly works associated with a particular researcher.
Researcher names can be ambiguous for a number of reasons. People who have published under common names, maiden names, abbreviations, or names including non-Roman characters may encounter difficulties in being discovered online. ORCIDs clarify this ambiguity by providing unique identifiers for each researcher
Why Use ORCID? Save Time
ORCIDs have already been integrated into workflows used by a variety of publishers, funders, and research organizations. The result is that citations can be automatically pushed to and from your ORCID profile with minimal effort on your part.
Tips for Using Your ORCID
Make changes to your ORCID profile using your WSU login: If you want to quickly jump on to your ORCID profile to make changes, you don’t have to remember your ORCID login–you can use your WSU credentials. On the ORCID sign-in page, just select “Institutional account” and you’ll be prompted for your WSU login.
Make your ORCID profile public: This maximizes the visibility of your research, and options for integrating your ORCID account with other systems.
Add name variations to your ORCID profile: If you have published under other names, be sure this is reflected in your ORCID profile.
Use your ORCID ID: Provide your ID as prompted when submitting manuscripts and grant proposals.
Link your ORCID ID: Link your ORCID to other services including ResearcherID, figshare, and professional organizations.
Consider displaying your ORCID ID: You may want to include your ORCID on posters, webpages, email signature lines, blogs, and social media accounts–anyplace where you’d like to refer others to the body of your research.