Creating and Using Your ORCID iD


Historically a particular author's contribution to the scientific literature or publications has been hard to recognize as most personal names are not unique, they can change (such as with marriage), have cultural differences in name order, contain inconsistent use of first-name abbreviations and employ different writing systems. ORCID addresses this problem by providing a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Creating an ORCID iD allows authors to obtain credit for their work – grants, publications, peer review, affiliations, and more. Stefanie Lapka, Health Sciences Librarian, will teach how to create your ORCID iD and set up and manage your ORCID record.



ORCID, health sciences, scholarly identity, University of Houston Libraries