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An ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) is a unique string of numbers (a digital identifier) that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Researchers can create or connect their ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) in the Research Councils’ grants system (Je-S) by logging in to their personal information page. Users who connect their ORCID iD to Je-S can expect their ORCID iD to be published alongside other information that we routinely make publicly available on Research Councils’ websites and other publicly funded databases, including Gateway to Research, and in reports, documents and mailing lists. This can help researchers get exposure and recognition for their work by ensuring it is properly attributed to them. 

The Research Councils became members of ORCID in December 2015. We launched the ORCID/Je-S integration in May 2016 and we continue to work closely with ORCID. Unique identifiers like ORCID help systems talk to each other and helps us to move information between those systems. In future we expect this will lead to benefits for Research Council applicants by reusing information contained in other systems and reducing re-keying for example when applying for a grant or submitting information about research outcomes.

For more information please visit the ORCID website

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