ORCID - a unique researcher ID

Nord University encourages all academic staff members and other staff involved in research projects to obtain an ORCID record. Here you will find information about what ORCID is and why you as a researcher should use it.

​​What is​​​​​​​​​​ ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international standard for unique and persistent identification of researchers and other contributors to research. An ORCID record is a unique as your fingerprint, and may be used throughout your entire career. The identifier contributes to linking research findings belonging to one and the same researcher irrespective of changes their name, place of residence, workplace or institutional affiliation in Norway and the rest of the world.

ORCID is an international, not-for-profit organisation sustained by member fees from e.g. publishers and universities.

Benefits of using ORCID

    • You will not be mistaken for someone else, even though you may have the same name as another researcher, or if you have a name containing language-specific letters causing different spelling in your publications
    • Your research results and activities are correctly attributed to you
    • You will enjoy improved discoverability of your publications
    • Your ORCID record is yours – for free – forever​


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