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ORCiD Explained

ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCiD iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you. It is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders and institutions and supports automatic links among all your professional activities.

Benefits of having an ORCiD iD:

  • Improves discoverability
  • Connects your work
  • Eliminates name ambiguity
  • Stays with you throughout your career
  • Reduces time spent on repetitive data entry by pulling information from other sources

ORCiD is a data source for Symplectic and will help automate identification of your outputs. Symplectic will periodically search ORCiD for your ‘works’ that have a DOI, PubMed ID or Scopus ID. 

You can also export the records from your Symplectic account into your ORCiD profile via a BibTex file. More information on how to import the BibTex file into ORCiD can be viewed on the ORCiD support pages

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