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ORCID now available

Nov 5, 2012

ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID initiative, was launched in October.  ORCID provides individual researchers with a persistent digital identifier to distinguish your research from the research of others with similar names.  The identifier can be attached to a variety of research outputs, such as datasets, articles, citations, and experiments.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based initiative with two main functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of research activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.