In early July, ORCID passed a big milestone - they issued their 5,000,000th ORCID iD! If you are one of those 5m+ users, you're in good company. Researchers from all around the world have signed up for an iD, including well-known figures* like Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty
, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research Jeannette Wing
, and Václav Hampl
, member of the Senate of the Czech Republic Parliament.
Registering for your iD is just the first step. To fully benefit from ORCID, you need to use your iD. At ORCID there is a lot of talk a lot about the trusted connections you can make between yourself and your professional activities and affiliations. At the moment, only about 40% of ORCID users are making those connections. Congratulations if you are already using your iD, and giving organizations like your university, your publisher, or your funder permission to add information to your ORCID record.
If you're not, find out more about how to do make trusted connections and how to make the most of ORCID in Six Things to Do Now You've Got an ORCID iD. It's very easy: just sign into your ORCID account when an organization asks you to connect your iD and give them permission to update your record. For example, a journal can add information about your authored publications or your researcher institution can add information about your employment. You can also easily add information yourself, using one of our handy wizards.
The more connections in your record, the more you benefit from easier information sharing, reduced manual entry in forms, and improved search and discovery in many research information databases. Distinguish yourself - and be in control of how your work is represented - by using your ORCID iD!
You can find more information about ORCID at Welcome to ORCID. Our fabulous team is here to help you if needed