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Open Access: ORCID

Information Services and Library Team, London Business School.

What is ORCID?




ORCID gives researchers/authors (from post-graduate researcher to senior academics) a single, unique and lifelong identifier.
We need your ID to distinguish you in the institutional repository, LBS Research Online.
So if you have one, let us know what it is.

Email your ORCID ID to: 

ORCID is independent of publishers and looks highly likely to become the industry standard.

But I have other IDs already...

You may have other IDs such as SSRN-ID, a Researcher ID (Thomson Reuters) or Scopus Author ID (items indexed in Scopus), but all will work with ORCID. 

Further information

Find out more about ORCID and check out these FAQs.

For further support and instructions take a look at ORID’s excellent KnowledgeBase

ORCID for researchers

Why do I need an ORCID ID?

  • It will act as your life-long digital identifier.
  • To assert your authorship and to improve discoverability and accurate referencing. 
  • Publishers now ask for ORCID IDs and are integrating them into their workflow.
  • Funders will soon mandate the use of ORCiDs in grant applications. HEFCE is likely to do so for the next REF.

There are now over 2.5 million individual ORCID iDs associated with almost 16M research outputs and 300,000 unique organisations world-wide.


Register now

           Here are six things to do when you have your ORCID account.

Populate you ORCID record

After getting your ID and setting up your profile the next step is populating your ORCID.
You can do this by:

  • Linking your works from another system - recommended
  • Import a BibTex file of your works – from Google Scholar or citation management tools
  • Manually add works

Registration provides:

  • A definitive central record of your research activities - available to other systems via the open ORCID registry.  A personal profile page available via a unique URL.
  • You - the individual researcher control which elements of the profile you wish to make public or keep private. See: ORCID account settings
  • Automatic updates are sent when new research outputs are added to your ORCID account.
  • You control the data that the University shares with ORCID.