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An ORCID is a unique identifier number, which is assigned to an academic author and they keep throughout their career.  ORCIDs are international and every academic in the world will have a different number.  They overcome the issue of an academic changing their name or having a similar name to other academics, which ensures they receive attribution and proper credit for their work.  

ORCIDs are fast becoming the international standard for identifying academic authors, and they are increasingly a requirement for funders and publishers.  It is probably that the next REF will require all academic authors to have an ORCID.

They potentially enable greater connectivity between systems, and the ORCID website provides a central registry of these unique identifier numbers.  




How can I get an ORCID and connect it to my Pure profile?

If you do not have an ORCID already, you can create one from within Pure. It is then automatically attached to your Pure profile.  

Alternatively, if you have an ORCID already, you can attached it to your Pure profile.  Both options are described below.  

(ORCIDs are 'owned' by an external global organisation, which does not allow universities to set up them for members of staff).  

Once you have an ORCID, you can provide it to funders and publisher when you submit your research articles for publication and apply for grants.


Option 1 (preferred): Create an ORCID through Pure


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Option 2: Connect an existing ORCID to your Pure account

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Further instructions can be found here

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