What is ORC-ID?

Due to the similarities between author names and the change in the surnames of the women, researchers due to marriage or due to differences in the spelling of the names there are problems in reaching all the publications of an academician collectively. Therefore; in the management of scientific outputs, accurate data cannot be used and the analysis of a writer or an institution of his / her affiliation gives incorrect results. In order to list the studies of a researcher collectively and to use the correct data in the analyzes, the identification of academicians has become an obligation.


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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORC-ID), has emerged because of a joint initiative initiated with the support of different publishers and stakeholders. The goal is; by using a single digital identity, collecting all the research outputs of a researcher are under a single account. In addition, ORC-ID provides inter-system communication and provides application development interfaces (API) that provide authentication.

ORC-ID is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the long-standing name ambiguity problem in scholarly communication by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open, transparent linking mechanism between ORC-ID and other current author identifier schemes. The ORC-ID itself is a unique, 16-digit identifier expressed a URL link. i.e. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3973-4664. The ORC-ID URL links to the owner’s profile on the ORC-ID website. To learn more about ORC-ID, you can visit their website.


Why Use ORC-ID?

  • It eliminates author name ambiguity and ensures your research outputs are correctly attributed to you. This means, amongst other things, all your research outputs will be captured and thereby counted towards processes such as Ibn Haldun University Institutional Repository.
  • It can be taken with you throughout your scholarly career.
  • It can save you time by introducing efficiencies into different workflows. For instance, it reduces the need for repeatedly typing in biographical or bibliographical data when filling in a grant applications or manuscript submissions.
  • It is increasingly becoming a requirement to grant applications and manuscript submissions.
  • It can link with a vast array of different types of research outputs and activities such as articles, datasets, performance works and even peer review work.
  • Because it is open source it can be integrated with other academic services. e.g.: The UMRAN and IHU Institutional Repository  system were integrated with the ORC-ID.
  • Creating a profile is quick and easy.


Who Needs an ORC-ID?

Any Ibn Haldun University staff or student who publishes their research should have an ORC-ID.

Click here get more information on how to register for an ORC-ID account.