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Understanding ORCID

This guide provides information about ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) and its utility for researchers at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) and in other parts of VDOT.

Tips for Using Your ORCID iD

Make your works public: This maximizes the visibility of your research, and options for integrating your ORCID account with other systems.

Add name variations to your profile: If you have published under other names, be sure this is reflected in your ORCID profile.

Use your ORCID ID: Provide your ID as prompted when submitting manuscripts to publishers and when submitting grant proposals.

Link your ORCID ID: Link your ORCID to other services including professional organizations.

Consider displaying your ORCID ID: You may want to include your ORCID on posters, webpages, email signature lines, blogs, and social media accounts--anyplace where you'd like to refer others to the body of your research. Two neat ways to do this are to: 

  1. Get a QR Code for your ID. 
  2. Display your ID (via embed code) on e-mail signatures.

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