What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

Individuals can get a free ORCID ID. This digital identifier distinguishes individual researchers from other researchers and enables them to manage their records and search for others in the Registry.

For more detailed information about ORCID or to register for an ORCID ID visit ORCID. View the national ORCID Vision 2023.

ORCID in Australia

ORCID is a persistent identifier (an ORCID ID) that researchers own and control, distinguishing them from every other researcher. In Australia the Consortium provides local support, assists with member integrations and encourages national uptake of ORCID in organisations. The Australian ORCID Consortium helps members understand the benefits and how they can get the most value from their membership.

Learn more about the AAF-led ORCID Consortium

The Australian ORCID Consortium provides local technical support, assists with member integrations and promotes national uptake of ORCID in organisations. Benefits of Consortium membership include access to premium ORCID membership, reduced membership fees and the opportunity to be part of a national community with localised support and events.

Trust and Identity case studies

AAF has partnered with Microscopy Australia exploring impact tracking through persistent identifiers (PIDs).

Microscopy Australia

Microscopy Australia are a consortium of university-based microscopy facilities that more than 3,500 researchers across Australia use each year. They aim to empower Australian science and innovation by making advanced microscopes accessible to all researchers.

One of the greatest challenges in research is to connect and report on distributed services and this incubator explores how richer reporting, impact tracking and usage data can be provided through ORCID iDs and PIDs across national research infrastructure.