All Emory faculty, postdocs, and graduate student researchers are encouraged to create an ORCID
Give your research the visibility it deserves by following two important steps: creating an ORCID ID if you don’t have one, and if you have one, connecting it to Emory through your university connection.
So what is it ORCIDE? It stands for Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers. According Jody Baileywho directs the office of scholarly communications at Emory Libraries, “ORCID credentials are a win-win solution for researchers and for the institution because they connect researchers to their academic work and associate them with Emory as the basis for research point conducted here. ”
Free for users, ORCID identifiers help Emory funders, publishers, learned societies, and other researchers quickly find and distinguish your work from documents created by researchers with similar names. More than 100 publishers now require authors to submit an ORCID ID with their journal articles, including SAGE, the Royal Society, PLOS, Springer Nature, BMJ and Wiley.
There is particular urgency behind this campaign for Emory researchers – which include faculty, postdocs, and graduate students – to establish ORCID identifiers: Beginning in January 2023, all U.S. federal funding agencies will require that researchers have a persistent numeric ID, and an ORCID ID is the only one that meets all the criteria established by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Ravi V. Bellamkonda, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has a ORCID identifier and champions their use across Emory, saying, “Our faculty produces incredible scholarship, providing abundant evidence of Emory’s world-class research culture. I encourage all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to create and populate their own ORCID IDs to showcase both their personal academic achievements and the collective eminence of our Emory research community.
Bailey is part of an Emory committee that fully vetted digital IDs before issuing the ORCID recommendation. The group includes representatives from the Provost’s Office, Office of Information Technology, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Research Administration, and Libraries.
“As a not-for-profit organization run by and for researchers, ORCID is a positive force in the research ecosystem because its platform is interoperable with many other parts of the system. Researcher data in ORCID records is machine-readable, allowing for more accurate data collection and easier sharing with funders and accrediting bodies. ORCID will not sell our data and will serve as a trusted steward, preserving it for many decades to come,” says Bailey.
Lisa Maclin, associate vice-president and university librarian, sees the value of ORCID from her dual perspectives as a lawyer and a librarian. She points out that “in today’s interconnected digital world, it is essential that Emory researchers be uniquely identified with their work throughout their careers. I found this made it easy for me to add my biographical information, affiliations, publications, and grants. »
The ease of creating and connecting your ORCID iD
Bailey has a page on the library site with a video on the benefits of establishing an iD, ORCID FAQs, and simple steps to create an ORCID iD and connect it to Emory.
Among its advantages, an ORCID iD:
- Distinguishes searchers with the same or similar names.
- Avoid confusion for those who have changed their name or published under different versions of their name.
- Remains with researchers throughout their career if they change institutions or make other major career transitions.
- Can be widely shared with collaborators, funders, editors, and employers, saving time and effort.
Bailey also provides tips for using ORCID, including:
- If you’ve posted under other names, make sure that’s reflected in your ORCID profile.
- Use your ORCID ID when submitting manuscripts and grant proposals.
- Link your ORCID ID to other services, including eRA Commons, Scopus Author ID, slice of fig and professional organizations.
- Display your ORCID iD on posters, web pages, email signature lines, blogs and social media accounts – don’t miss an opportunity to refer others to your search body.
Valeda F. Dent, Vice-Rector of Libraries and Museums, urges scholars to act now, noting, “One of the benefits of ORCID is how it supports equitable and inclusive practices in scholarly communications. By creating a freely available formal structure to disambiguate researchers from each other, ORCID supports the importance of individual identity as defined by each researcher. It is also important to remember that, globally, scholars may not have equal access to resources typically associated with scholarly communication, which may interfere with their ability to promote and claim their own work. ORCID levels this field by allowing researchers to keep a permanent record of their own research.
Calendar pages fly
January will be here before we know it, advises Bailey. Don’t delay in taking this important step. Any researcher with questions is welcome contact her.
“This ID has become the global standard in the search ecosystem, and we are proud to be part of the effort to increase its awareness and use on the Emory campus,” Bailey said.