ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier) is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID IDs distinguish individuals with common names and are not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.
ORCID iDs are used by publishers, funders, associations and other organizations to make sure your work is correctly attributed to you, to unambiguously differentiate you from other scholars with the same name, and to streamline workflows such as submitting and reviewing journal articles, applying for funding, and more:
For additional information about ORCID, see "Ten Things You Need to Know" for an overview.
If you already have an ORCID ID, you can connect your ORCID to GWU.
If not, you can , create your ORCID ID and then connect it to GWU.
You control visibility to all elements of your profile. You have the option of making GW a trusted organization. This will enable GW to read information on your profile that you have made invisible to others. (You can still designate parts of your profile completely private, including to GW.) This will enable GW to have a more comprehensive view of research activity across the university. In the future, this may enable researchers and others at GW to populate our information systems without having to re-enter information in multiple places.
By making GW a trusted organization to your ORCID, you are granting GW the ability to READ information on your ORCID profile that you have restricted to only trusted partners. GW will not have the ability to read information on your ORCID profile that you have made private, nor will GW have the ability to write information to your ORCID profile. GW may store information retrieved from your ORCID profile in the GW data warehouse. Any use of this information will be governed by data use agreements that will be established in that environment. Libraries and Academic Innovation will email all registered users should GW change how this information is being used.
Complete the information on the form (name, e-mail, set a password).
Determine the default level of privacy you want.
Un-select notification e-mail check boxes according to your preference.
Click the "Register" button.
Note: Select "Everyone" for easy set-up with other services like SciENcv.
For detailed information about all aspects of your ORCID profile, use the documentation provided by ORCID.
Remember: Everything you add here has privacy settings. Information visible to everyone will be able to integrate into systems you designate as "trusted" (e.g. SciENcv).
Once you have a bibliography of your own works saved in a citation manager, you can export all of them in a format the ORCID understands: BibTeX. Each citation manager may use slightly different language, but somewhere it will say "Export" (e.g. RefWorks says "Share" and when you click that you have an export option). From the export menu, you select BibTeX as the file format to save.