Researcher Identifiers (also referred to as Author identifiers) are unique identifiers that connect researchers with their publications, group name variations and help differentiate between authors with similar names.
Researchers are encouraged to create author identifiers to connect all their research outputs together within a database.
Common author identifiers
Note: You can link your ORCID ID to, and import publication information from the sources above.
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I already have other IDs such as a Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID. Do I still need an ORCID ID?
ORCID is an international/universal author identifier increasingly used by publishers and institutions around the world. You can link your ORCID record to, and import publication information from other sources such as Scopus ID and ResearcherID to ensure the systems are synchronised and updated.