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Improve Your Discoverability in the Research Eco-System

Graphic Image: Logo for the ORCiD, a persistent digital identifier for the research environment

The Smathers Libraries has joined ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a service providing researchers a way to connect their work to their names. Having a persistent digital identifier throughout an academic career ensures integration of research workflows, including manuscript and grant submissions as well as publications, and allows researchers to link all professional activities.

“ORCiD is a unique identifier associated with a specific author, contributor, or researcher,” says Data Management Librarian Plato Smith. “An ORCiD identifier is important for addressing author disambiguation (different authors with identical names or authors with name changes) and connecting publications to researchers.”

Members of the UF community can now register for a free, unique ORCiD account.
ORCiD-related workshops will be held during the Spring 2017 semester, covering:

Creating, populating, and linking ORCiD ids to publication platforms
ORCiD id synchronization with ResearcherID
Adding an ORCiD id to your myUFL profile directory

Please contact Scholarly Communications Librarian Christine Fruin with any questions you have about the ORCiD service at UF.