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Names are not enough to ensure credit and are inadequate for reliably connecting researchers and scholars with their works. The ORCID iD helps ensure that your publications, datasets, and other professional activities are connected with your name every time.
ORCID is a global, not-for-profit organization that provides a unique digital persistent identifier (DPI) at no cost to any individual engaged in research or scholarship. The ORCID iD:
Publishers, funders, and professional associations are increasingly requiring an ORCID iD at manuscript submission, proposal application, and membership renewal.
The ORCID@Illinois app provides a convenient way to register for an ORCID iD. Beyond providing a persistent link between you and your research, registration via ORCID@Illinois enables you to access ORCID with your UIUC log-in credentials (reducing the need to remember yet another user name and password) and—for faculty and staff—adds the ORCID iD to your profile in the University’s public directory.
Registering for an ORCID iD (or connecting one to your Illinois NetID) is a quick process (about 30 seconds) that can be initiated via the button below. Note that, if you have an existing ORCID iD, you will be asked to enter either your 16-digit iD or an email that is currently associated with the iD.
The registration process will look similar to one of the examples below, depending on whether:
(optional—link your NetID to your ORCID record) Return to the ORCID sign-in screen and select “Institutional account”. Search for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
On the ORCID sign-in screen, select “Institutional account” and search for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Your ORCID iD will now be displayed in the University’s public directory. Refer to the following pages of this guide for more information on adding content to and maximizing the use of your ORCID record.
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