What is ORCID?
ORCID [Open Researchers and Contributor ID] aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a registry of persistent unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID, other ID schemes, and research objects such as publications, grants, and patents.
From a Recent ORCID Blog Post:
As ORCID prepares for the public launch of its Registry in October, we are excited to announce a number of organizations from across the scholarly community preparing to integrate with the ORCID Registry.
Participating in the ORCID Launch Partners Program are research institutions, publishers, research funders, data repositories, and third party providers, including:
- The American Physical Society
- Aries Systems
- Boston University School of Medicine
- California Institute of Technology
- Faculty of 1000
- JMIR Publications
- Nature Publishing Group
- Thomson Reuters
- Wellcome Trust