ORCiD: Improve Your Discoverability in the Research Eco-System

The Smathers Libraries has joined ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a free service providing researchers a way to connect their work to their names. Having a persistent digital identifier throughout an academic career ensures integration of research workflows, including manuscript and grant submissions as well as publications, and allows researchers to link all professional activities.  An ORCiD identifier can be extremely helpful in addressing author disambiguation (different authors with identical names or authors with name changes) and connecting publications to researchers.

The libraries will be hosting ORCiD-related workshops during the Spring 2017 semester. Topics covered will include:

  • Creating, populating, and linking ORCiD ids to publication platforms
  • ORCiD id synchronization with ResearcherID
  • Adding an ORCiD id to your myUFL profile directory

Please contact Scholarly Communications Librarian Christine Fruin with any questions you have about the ORCiD service.