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Researcher identifiers and profiles

Information on establishing and using researcher identifier and profile systems

What is an ORCID?

An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier that uniquely distinguishes you as a researcher and connects you to your research activity.

An ORCID will belong to you throughout your scholarly career and supports automated links between researchers, publishers, funders and other organisations. Using your ORCID throughout the research lifecycle will make your research more discoverable and will reduce repetitive data entry. 

For more information refer to ORCID's mission statement and this helpful video.

ORCID: Your Research, Distinguished

Researchers recognise the challenges associated with getting credit for their work. The University of Queensland is committed to providing scholars with the best methods available to identify and track the work they do. ORCID - the Open Researcher and Contributor ID - is a practical, digital means of reliably connecting you with your research activity and distinguishing you within the global research community.

As ORCID is increasingly integrated into research systems and workflows here at UQ and abroad, your ORCID iD will become essential - you will use it when submitting manuscripts for publication, making grant proposals to funding bodies, uploading datasets to an archive, registering for research conference and joining professional associations. Via ORCID, your research contributions will become more connected and discoverable, and tracking your research activity will become easier for you, your collaborators and your institution.

We encourage all members of the UQ research community to create and use their ORCID iD. Registering your ORCID iD is quick, easy and free. Linking your ORCID iD to UQ systems is essential. For assistance in setting up your ORCID iD be sure to contact your Liaison Librarian.

Professor Robyn Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

How do I get an ORCID iD?

  1. Log in to UQ Researcher Identifiers - If you are an HDR student, ensure that you login with your student ID Screenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  2. Click Link this identifier in the box marked 'ORCID'
  3. In the second box "I need an ORCID iD", select or enter the email you wish to associate with your ORCID account
  4. Click Create a new ORCID iD
  5. Complete the online form and click Authorize - this will enable UQ to access your ORCID information
  6. Click Link ORCID to finalise the process - your ORCID will now be linked to UQ eSpace
  7. Check your email, you should receive an email from ORCID to verify your account

Link your ORCID iD to UQ eSpace

  1. Log in to UQ Researcher IdentifiersScreenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  2. Click Link this identifier in the first ORCID box
  3. In the first box "I already have an ORCID iD" click Link your ORCID ID
  4. You will be prompted to log in with your ORCID login and click Authorize - this will enable UQ to access your ORCID account
  5. Click Link ORCID to finalise the process - your ORCID will now be linked to UQ eSpace