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Homepage / Research support webinar: What is an ORCID and what are the benefits of having one?

Research support webinar: What is an ORCID and what are the benefits of having one?

13/04/2022

As many researchers have discovered, their name is often not enough to identify them as the author or contributor of their work. There are many reasons for this, such as:

  • author names are often displayed differently, according to the format of each publication;
  • many researchers share the same name and initial;
  • some change name, for example when they marry;
  • and many will work for more than one institution during their career.

ORCID overcomes the attribution issue by providing each researcher with a unique identifier to use when engaging in scholarly activities. However, this is just one of ORCID’s many benefits.

To learn more about ORCID, its benefits, how to register for an ORCID and how to link it to your CRIS profile, come and join us on Thursday 28 April, 1-2pm through MS Teams.

Book your place on DATES.

Image: Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Written By: Mandy Smith

Mandy has worked for Cranfield Library Service since 2004 and is a Research Information Specialist supporting researchers and research students at Cranfield Defence and Security and the School of Management. She teaches a range of study skills as well as helping researchers use the resources they need to find information. She provides advice on REF and funder compliance, open access publishing and other research-related topics.

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