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What is ORCID?

ORCID® stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, community-based, and available free of charge. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from all other researchers, automatically linking all of your professional activities.

The University of Manitoba maintains an institutional membership with ORCID in order to integrate this system into the workflows of our researchers, and to increase the discoverability of our research. If you have more questions about ORCID, contact your liaison librarian. You can also consult the ORCID Knowledge Base for FAQs and more.

The following video provides an introduction to ORCID, and the different ways in which the system can be used.

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

An image showing how ORCID acts as a hub for systems within and outside the University.

Image used with permission from HKBU

ORCID acts as a hub, connecting information systems within and outside the University. For instance, information from a repository can be automatically uploaded to a researcher's ORCID profile; this information can then be used to facilitate the application process for working with publishers and funding organizations.

The University of Manitoba Libraries are working to integrate ORCID into our existing services and systems. Follow our News feed to learn about integrations and updates to services as they become available.