Managing your ORCID ID

Managing your ORCID ID

Using an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier allows you to be uniquely identified and connected with your research activities. Your ORCID will follow you throughout your career and can be linked to your outputs, research funding and other research-related activities.

ORCIDs can also work with other identifiers such as ResearcherID and Scopus ID.

ORCIDs are extremely useful: when properly managed your ORCID provides a single reference point for your research portfolio. This will save you time when e.g. applying for grants, reporting to funders, and showcasing your track record.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow are strongly recommended to register for an ORCID. It is also increasingly required by funders and publishers. It is likely that having an ORCID will be required for future REF exercises.

ORCID and Enlighten

Register for an ORCID and once you have one contact the Enlighten team at and it will be added to your publications in Enlighten.

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