Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a free, unique, persistent, and universal digital identifier that reliably connects you with your scholarly outputs (articles, chapters, data sets, grants, peer reviews, etc.) through a transparent and trustworthy system. Learn more about the ORCID non-profit organization.
Why get an ORCID?
- Many publishers require it
- Many funding agencies require it
- Applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention after January 20, 2020 will require an ORCID
- You manage your professional profile, research outputs and affiliations much more easily and efficiently through one record. You control:
- Visibility of your profile
- Name variations (maiden name, middle name, middle initial, etc.)
- Other researcher IDs associated with your record
- Data transfer with other organizations (publishers, funders, employers)
- Notifications of updates to your record, security, privacy, etc.
- Your ORCID identifer disambiguates you and your works from others with similar names
How do I get an ORCID?
- Search ORCID to check if you already have one. If you do, sign in
- Register for a personal account and complete your profile
How do I use my NetID to login to ORCID?
- Link your personal ORCID account to your UMass Amherst NetID by clicking the Institutional account tab
- Type in your affiliation or search for University of Massachusetts Amherst. Once you login to ORCID with your NetID, it will prompt you to link your personal ORCID account to your institutional record
How do I sign in, edit and/or maintain my ORCID information?
- After you've created an account, sign in with your personal account, or using your institutional NetID
- Update your notification preferences, grant permissions to other systems that use ORCID, link other email accounts, download your data, etc.
How do I use my ORCID?
- Add information to your record manually, and/or link to import works from other trusted organization systems (CrossRef, DataCite, etc.)
- Use your ORCID identifier when you submit publications and grant applications, and contribute to research workflows
- Provide your ORCID identifier on your web page, social media profiles, email signature and other researcher profile systems
Where can I get more information?
- Visit the ORCID support site
- Contact UMass Amherst Libraries Digital Scholarship Services at firstname.lastname@example.org