ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
Signing up for an ORCID iD takes 30 seconds. You can use this iD to distinguish yourself from other researchers in the field with similar names. Flesh out your profile with your published works, allowing readers to discover your other works through this common identifier. Your iD URL becomes a stable, persistent way to share your research on a platform that's easy to maintain, which can be particularly helpful when applying for grants. Some publishers have even begun requiring ORCID iDs for authors, allowing the automatic addition of works to ORCID profiles.