This is the first of five challenges to work through over the next week. Each message contains one activity to help you take control of your online scholarly presence and better understand and communicate the impact of your research. Each activity should take between 5 and 30 minutes.
This week, we will focus on managing your online scholarly identity: how others find you and your work on the web. Let's get started!
First up, the Day 1 challenge: Register for ORCID
What is ORCID?
An ORCID is a unique 16-digit researcher ID number associated with you (such as: 0000-0001-5083-7835). The term ORCID also refers to the registry of all such numbers, which makes it possible to unambiguously associate publications, funding, and other information with the correct person.
An ORCID ID is increasingly required by publishers, funding agencies, and other application and submission systems that want to ensure they have identified you correctly.
If you already have an ORCID ID, consider using the time to edit your profile, check that your work is linked to the profile, and/or add your ID to your email signature, webpage, etc. This video discusses the importance of regularly reviewing and updating your profile.
Congratulations! You’ve completed Day 1 of the Scholarly Impact Challenge: registering for ORCID! On Day 2, you'll claim your Google Scholar profile.