ORCID Explained

What is ORCiD and why is it important for UWA authors?

ORCID provides researchers with a globally unique iD that can be used throughout their scholarly career. In an international research environment, your ORCID distinguishes your research output from all other researchers to ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work and accurate measurement of your research impact. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

You have full control over your ORCID profile, what it contains and what is publicly visible.

Linking your ORCID® iD to your UWA Profiles and Research Repository profile will:
  • Automatically update your ORCID record when new outputs are added to the Repository
  • Add an official UWA affiliation to your ORCID record.
  • Enable Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to have a visible profile in the Repository (registering your ORCID® iD is a mandatory requirement for HDR student profiles).
To find out how to register for an ORCID® iD, link it to your UWA Research Repository profile, and more, visit the UWA Profiles and Research Repository FAQs.

Note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.

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