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What is ORCID?

ORCID Connecting Research and Researchers


ORCID stands for: Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create an international, interdisciplinary, central registry of unique and persistent identifiers for individual researchers, and a way to link the identifiers with researchers, outputs and activities.

An ORCID identifier will help to distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names, and make sure you get credit for your work by providing a:

  • Unique, persistent identifier which you can link to your other IDs such as your Scopus Author Identifier and ResearcherID
  • Profile page which can include your: list of publications, employment history, research interests and links to other profiles.

Getting an ORCID ID

Registration for an ORCID identifier is free.

Either go to or follow the steps in the box to the left to create your ORCID in GALA.

Linking your ORCID to GALA

Link your ORCID to GALA and use it to populate your ORCID profile with selected publications from GALA. If you do not have an ORCID, you can use the new tools provided in GALA to create one. Linking your profile to GALA also allows you to import publications from other sources via ORCID if you choose, however this is usually far more cumbersome than importing via DOI and leads to outputs being returned to an author's user work area to append.



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