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What is ORCID?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID and is a persistent digital identifier that will help distinguish you from other researchers. It is also likely to be a requirement for submitting to the next REF.

Your ORCiD can be added to STORE and to your publications to ensure that they are identified as your work. An ORCiD will also help other researchers locate and cite your work.

Your ORCiD profile is owned and managed by you, which means it will stay with you no matter where your research career takes you. It can be linked to a range of information such as publications, grants, education and employment history, helping you apply throughout your career as you apply for posts, research projects and grants.


How do I get an ORCiD?

ORCIDs are free and they are not tied to the University but can be used by the University to link your publications, promote impact and co-ordinate funding bids. 

Registering for an ORCID profile is straightforward and only takes about a minute on

An important request (please)

Once you have an ORCiD (or if you already have one) please send it to us! You can contact the Library STORE team via to let us know what your ORCID is. We can then add it to your STORE record. 

An introduction to ORCiD from the ORCiD organisation