Researcher identifiers aim to lessen the problems caused by ambiguity in researcher names. For example, common surnames, the changing of names and characters which don’t appear in English are making the evaluation and following of scholarly work more difficult. Identifiers make it much easier to process and administer publication information.
ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. The ORCID community includes individual researchers, publishers (e.g. Nature Publishing Group and Elsevier), universities and research institutions (e.g. MIT and CERN) and societies (e.g. APS and OSA).
ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier. In ORCID Registry, the researcher may maintain his/hers publication list and transfer publication information automatically from ACRIS.
More information about ORCID: researcheridentifier.fi
Use ORCID id:
To add and connect your ORCID identifier to ACRIS:
"Create or Connect your ORCID ID"
ACRIS will export the following content to your ORCID profile on daily basis:
Check your publication list in ORCID. If you have imported publications from more that one source, it's possible that you have duplicates. If this happens, you can hide duplicates form ORCID manually.
Notice! If you have previously only added ORCID to your ACRIS profile, information will not be automatically exported. You must also connect the systems with the instructions above to start exporting.
Of those freely available scientific information search services, the most significant is Google Scholar. Google Scholar also have the opportunity to create your own profile and link your publications to correct profile. Unlike ResearcherID and ORCID, Google Scholar does not provide a unique researcher identifier which could be used when making searches.