ORCID (Open Researcher Contributor Identifier) is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based.  ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier - an ORCID iD - that distinguishes you from other researchers.  ORCID is also a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD.  The ORCID record that is linked to the ORCID iD is similar to a CV, but rather than a static document, the data within is interoperable with many scholarly communication systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. 

If you do not remember your ORCID iD, you can retrieve it by searching the ORCID registry at https://orcid.org/.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a member of the ORCID U.S. Community. The membership is supported by the Library. With the membership UCSB is allowed to integrate five campus systems with ORCID, which simplifies the process for registering for an ORCID and for writing information (e.g., affiliation, grant, and publication information) to a researcher's ORCID record.  If you would like a system in your department, program, or unit on campus to be ORCID-enabled so that researchers can give the system permission to automatically update their ORCID record, email orcid@library.ucsb.edu.

For more information about ORCID in general and ORCID integrations with UC systems, see the Library’s ORCID Guide.