BLOG ORCID statement / NNS ORCID verklaring

The NRF ORCID statement

On Friday 7 April the National Research Foundation (NRF) distributed an ORCID statement requiring all researchers and students applying for funding and rating to have an ORCID identifier. The NRF membership of ORCID ensures that researchers and their institutions will benefit from access to and integration with the ORCID registry. They are in the process of integrating ORCID into all application and grant management processes and systems. They are also considering integration benefits such as automated processes for uploading research output records into a researcher’s profile and research reports. Please read the NRF ORCID statement here.

What is ORCID?

An ORCID iD comprises a 16-digit identification number which uniquely distinguishes one author from another (e.g. In doing so it ensures that scientific authors are permanently connected to their online research activities throughout their research careers.

ORCID and Stellenbosch University

You will know that Stellenbosch University has been a member of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) network since 2015 and we would like you to associate (“connect”) your ORCID and SU network identities to allow for the integration of ORCID iDs across systems in a managed way.

While it is now compulsory to have an ORCID iD when applying for NRF-funding or –rating, Stellenbosch University would like to request you to create your ORCID record and connect it to the Stellenbosch University integration at the same time. To do so please click on the button below (if you already have an ORCID iD, please sign in to your account to connect it with your SU network identity).


Please read the ORCID Library guide if you need more information, for example on the benefits of using an ORCID iD and the benefits of connecting your ORCID iD to your Stellebosch University identity.

Enquiries: Contact your Faculty Librarian or Marié Roux, tel.: 021-8082623.


Die NNS ORCID verklaring

Die Nasionale Navorsingstigting (NNS) het op Vrydag 7 April ‘n verklaring uitgereik oor die vereiste om ‘n ORCID iD te gebruik in alle befondsings- en graderingsaansoeke. Die NNS se lidmaatskap tot ORCID verseker dat navorsers en hul instellings voordeel sal trek uit toegang en integrasie met die ORCID-netwerk. Hulle is in die proses om alle aansoek- en befondsingsbestuursprosesse en -sisteme te integreer met ORCID. Hulle oorweeg dit ook om met ORCID te integreer om die oplaai van navorsingsuitsette na die navorsersprofiele en navorsingsverslae te vergemaklik. Lees die NNS ORCID verklaring hier.

Wat is ORCID?

Die netwerk bestaan uit 16-syfer identifikasienommers wat skrywers van wetenskaplike navorsingspublikasies op ’n unieke manier van mekaar onderskei (bv. Sodoende word verseker dat skrywers vir die duur van hul loopbane, en daarna, met hul aanlyn- navorsingsaktiwiteite verbind word.

ORCID en Universiteit Stellenbosch

Soos jy reeds weet, is Universiteit Stellenbosch vanaf 2015 ’n lid van die Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) netwerk. Universiteit Stellenbosch nooi jou uit om jou ORCID iD met jou universiteitsrekord te skakel ten einde die integrasie van ORCID iDs oor stelsels heen op ’n beheerde manier moontlik te maak.

Terwyl dit nou verpligtend is om ‘n ORCID iD te hê wanneer jy aansoek doen vir NNS-befondsing of -evaluerings, wil ons graag vra dat jy jou ORCID iD met die Universiteit Stellenbosch integrasie koppel wanneer jy ‘n iD skep. Gebruik asseblief die skakel hieronder om dit te doen. Indien jy reeds oor ‘n ORCID iD beskik, teken asseblief hier op jou rekening aan en skakel jou ORCID iD met jou universiteitsrekord.


Lees asseblief die ORCID biblioteekgids indien jy meer inligting benodig, byvoorbeeld oor die voordele van die gebruik van ORCID en die voordele om jou iD met jou Universiteit Stellenbosch identiteit te koppel.


Navrae: Kontak jou Fakulteitsbibliotekaris of Marié Roux, tel.: 021-8082623.

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