Welcome to the ORCID at Oxford website

This site is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support and information about the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID).

Use this site to find out how to register for an ORCID iD, affiliate it to Oxford University and troubleshoot any issues.


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Founded in 2010, ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers, ORCID iDs, and a method of linking research-related items, such as articles as datasets, to these identifiers. An increasing number of publishers and research funders are using ORCID iDs as a way for researchers to identify themselves when submitting publications or grant applications.

An ORCID iD is for life: if you change institution anywhere in the world you take it with you. With an ORCID iD you can ensure all your grants, publications and outputs are correctly attributed to you. Unlike employer or publisher identifiers, your ORCID record is managed by you and stays with you throughout your career. Organisations such as HESA, Wellcome, UKRI and publishers are using this identifier and in the future it will ensure smoother linking up of all aspects of research and enable new services around managing and publicising these activities.

Funding agencies will be able to track and correctly indentify their grants and related outputs to the correct researcher, no matter how many times they change institution, or indeed, name. Research funders are increasingly integrating ORCID and other persistent identifiers in their application processes. You will find that many publishers now require you to enter an ORCID iD when you submit a publication.

If you can't remember whether you already registered, look yourself up using the Search bar at the top of the ORCID homepage.

If you try to register with the same email address as before, ORCID will ask you to log in rather than register.  However if you register with a different email address, ORCID will assume you are a different person.

Links and Contacts

Get an 'ORCID at Oxford'

General ORCID queries

email: openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Problems connecting your ORCID at Oxford?

email: symplectic@admin.ox.ac.uk