ORCID is a uique identifer to help distinguish you from other researchers i.e. David Smith at University of Awesome vs David Smith at University of Greatness - School of Awesome. These are increasingly being used as part of the publishing process to speed up submissions and as a way to 'enter once and reuse often' - helping to remove the need to fill out yet another online form.
In practical terms you can use
ORICD as an online CV - putting together all relevant information about you and help (partly) automate lists of your publications.
Follow the advice to some steps to success - you can also
view a bitesize video about ORCID (Cardiff Met staff only).
If you have any questions or would like further support with using ORCID then
get in touch!
Some Steps to ORCID success
gives you an online CV and an easy way to populate (and in part) automate lists of your publications/works.
*You can use any email address you like when first signing up
Add as little or as much as you like to your profile – it is useful to enter your current organisation and a short bio
Add your publications in the ‘Works’ section – you can automate this by choosing the ‘Crossref’ and the ‘Scopus’ options via the ‘search & link option**
** You can also add works manually or by using the DOI
Get in touch with Mark Lester – Research Librarian (email@example.com) if you would like any further help!