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Researcher identifiers and profiles: ORCID

Information on establishing and using researcher identifier and profile systems.


Your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) will belong to you throughout your scholarly career, distinguishing you from all other researchers and automatically linking your professional activities to ensure you get credit for your work.  

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 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. Registering your ORCID is quick, easy and free. Linking your ORCID to UQ systems is essential. For assistance in setting up your ORCID be sure to contact your Liaison Librarian.

Professor Robyn Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

How do I claim my ORCID?

  1. Login to UQ Researcher Identifiers - If you are an HDR student, login with your student ID
  2. Click Link this identifier in the box marked 'ORCID'
    Screenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  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

Linking your ORCID to UQ eSpace - UQ staff

  1. Login to UQ Researcher Identifiers
  2. Click Link this identifier in the first ORCID box
    Screenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  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

Use your ORCID when

  • Applying for funding - Funding bodies including the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Wellcome Trust are requesting ORCIDs from applicants in order to improve the efficiency of grant submission and grant management
  • Submitting manuscripts - Publishers are collecting ORCIDs to contribute to your publication's metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you
  • Renewing membership with professional organisations, for example the Modern Language Association and the Society for Neurosciences
  • Accepting peer review assignments, so you can be acknowledged for your contribution to the research community