Researcher identifiers are unique identifiers assigned to each researcher in order to overcome the problem of name ambiguity.
Researcher identifiers can help you:
- distinguish yourself from someone with a similar name
- ensure you get credit for your publications
- get usage statistics for your works
- share your works with other researchers
ORCiD (The Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit organization that creates and maintains a registry of unique researcher identifiers. You can use your ORCID record to:
Registration is quick and free.
ResearcherID is a free service integrated with the Web of Science. It allocates a unique name identifier to each author who registers with their site. You can use ResearcherID to: