What is it and why register?

ORCID provides researchers with a unique identifier (an ORCID iD) and a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD.

Your ORCID iD:

  • will belong to you throughout your scholarly career:
  • distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
  • reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
  • improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
  • is persistent (enduring)

Learn more about ORCID at Welcome to ORCID.

ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. It is also becoming more and more a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms.

As member of ORCID we work together to collect iDs for our faculty and staff and connect them to the information about your research activities stored in our Academic Bibliography. Giving permission to the University of Antwerp to connect with your ORCID iD enables us to collect your iD in a machine-readable format, and connect it to information about your research activities stored in our systems.