ORCiD (Open Researcher or Contributor ID)

ORCID provides a persistent digital identity that allows researchers and authors to identify their work from those of others with the same name. ORCID registration is free. 

All researchers applying for funding are encouraged by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) to have an ORCID identifier.

ORCID does not provide citation metrics, but an ORCID ID can be used when you submit publications, or apply for grants. It aims to be the de facto standard for author identification in academic publishing and has a broad support base, with members including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group and Thomson Reuters.

Find out more about ORCID and how to manage your profile.

Adding your ORCiD link to your signature block

Once you have created your id, you can add a link to your signature block, or CSU profile page, to make your information more discoverable. Simply copy the web address of your profile and add this to your signature block.  If you would like assistance with this, please contact one of the Library Faculty Liaison Team.