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:

You are also very welcome to contact the Research Impact division or your faculty librarian for any assistance.

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

Why ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.