If you are a researcher or an academic or planning to become one, you are going to need an ORCID identifier in the near future.
The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) connects a researcher or academic to his or her research output and allows others to access your publications. ORCID streamlines the publication submission processes and improves discoverability. Increasingly, funders and publishers require ORCID in their application and submission processes. Since April 2017, the National Research Foundation (NRF) mandated the use of ORCID in all application processes.
Stellenbosch University is a member of ORCID and we have an integration where we store access to your iD. This will be used in future integrations that will be developed over time, for example with the Institutional Repository and the Knowledge Directory. Please read more about our integration and see the link where you can connect your iD with Stellenbosch University on our Library guide: http://libguides.sun.ac.za/ORCID.
For further reading on important aspects and benefits of ORCID:
- Introductory videos: What is ORCID? And Why ORCID? (Featuring our own postdoctoral fellow, James Brown!)
- Why you need an ORCID iD now? (Article by Wiley Publishers)
- How to populate your ORCID iD with your publications and video: How to add to your ORCID record using a Search & Link wizard
- Link your iD to Peer Review activities and more information about linking with Publons.
- Link your iD to CrossRef and DataCite for automatic updating of your ORCID record
- Link your ID to Scopus Author ID
- ORCID help page: https://orcid.org/help (see all videos and other useful resources)