ORCiD stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes individual researchers. Using ORCiD ID during the publishing process and other professional activities, such as grant applications, enables automatic linking of these activities and published works.
Having an ORCiD ID can also help with managing your publications and professional activities in your Publications database.
Setting up ORCiD from the Publications database
Click 'Add your ORCiD' link in 'My Actions' list on the homepage
Or click on 'Automatic Claiming' under 'Publications' in the main 'Menu' of your profile. Click on the ORCiD link.
Both routes will redirect you to the ORCiD website, where you will be able to;
create an account which will be automatically linked to your publications profile.
sign in to your already existing ORCiD account to link it to your publications profile.
When the ORCiD is linked to your publications profile, the ORCiD number will appear on your homepage together with your departement details and your email address.