Why researchers need an ORCID iD and how to use it effectively

What will you learn?

  1. What is an ORCID iD and how it works
  2. Advantages of having an ORCID iD
  3. How this identification number works for you
  4. Instances where you need to submit an ORCID iD


Have you ever been confused for someone else? How can you ensure that your research and achievements can be distinguished from those of other researchers with similar names? Can you showcase all your publications and other relevant academic information online for better visibility? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, this program is perfect for you!

This short video program introduces you to ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier), a non-profit, community-based initiative aimed at creating unique identifiers for researchers across organizations, disciplines, and geographies. Through this course, you will understand the benefits of having an ORCID iD and why it’s recommended for research authors to distinguish their work and achievements from others. You will also get a brief overview of how you can sign up and get your own identifier to create a unique researcher profile for yourself. Perfect for international authors and those starting out in academic publishing, this program shows you how to use ORCID to manage research workflows like journal and grant submission, maintain an updated online record with trusted information regarding your research activities, and facilitate a global integrated research community!

Your Instructor

Gareth Dyke
Gareth Dyke

Gareth Dyke manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. His research has been widely covered in the media and he is often invited to present talks and lead workshops around the world, most recently in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Colombia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

A regular contributor to The Conversation, he has also written numerous news and other popular articles in Scientific American and New Scientist. As a prolific scientific author who has published over 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy (USA), Gareth understands the importance of training for research writing skills. Deeply committed to the cause of researcher education, Gareth has unparalleled experience in academic training.

Course Curriculum

  Why researchers need an ORCID iD and how to use it effectively
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