What is ORCiD?
ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. This means that it will be less likely that your name will be confused with another researcher with a similar name, ensuring that you get the credit you deserve for your work. Unlike your work email or identification number, your ORCiD ID follows you when you move. You can include your ORCiD identifier on your publications, grants and even your web page. You can also link your ORCiD ID to other services such as LinkedIn and Researcher ID. Soon you will be able to import your ORCiD publications into Activity Insight! If you have not signed up to receive your ORCiD, please visit the University Libraries’ page http://guides.libraries.psu.edu/orcid
Thank you to Robert Olendorf for providing us this information!