ORCID iD

Did you know that researchers across BC Children's Hospital and more than 2-million scholars around the world have signed up for an ORCID iD?

An ORCID – pronounced “orchid” – iD is a 16-digit number that distinguishes you from researchers with similar names and unites your scholarly achievements into one online profile, your ORCID record. It is free, holds only non-sensitive information and is easy to create and maintain.

ORCID is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of organizational members, including research organizations, publishers and funders. ORCID is committed to developing software that is open and non-proprietary. 

Why should I create an ORCID iD?

Whether you’re a senior investigator or a new trainee, an active ORCID record gives you a quick and easy way to respond to requests for your recent publications and achievements: simply reply with your ORCID iD.

How do I create an ORCID iD?

First, register. It only takes 30 seconds.

Second, complete your ORCID record with your professional information. Thanks to “import wizards” that link with major online databases, such as DataCite, compiling your publication record is quick and easy.