Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a persistent digital identifier that uniquely distinguishes academic authors and contributors. Properly integrated, ORCID flows through key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, and supports automated linkages between scholars and their research activities throughout their scholarly career.

This project is scaling-up UQ’s ORCID integration and implementation, including appropriate policy development, infrastructure improvements and promotion to enable ORCID integration. ORCID is the authority source for external identifiers for UQ research staff and HDR students.

The project links with a number of other systems enhancements as part of the Research Management Business Transformation program and will provide an opportunity for UQ to:

  • Help protect researchers’ identity and intellectual property
  • Provide UQ researchers with seamless ORCID integration, preparing them for a future where ORCID is expected to be integrated with Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) application systems
  • Promote UQ researchers and UQ research with high levels of UQ researcher coverage in the ORCID registry
  • Streamline the collection of research outputs of UQ staff and students and unambiguously link these to their UQ identity/profile
  • Track career progression of Higher Degree by Research graduates

There are dedicated staff within the UQ Library team who are available to assist UQ staff and students establish and curate their ORCID ID and link it to UQ systems, facilitate familiarisation of all that ORCID has to offer and advocate opportunities to explain the benefits of registering and regularly using your ORCID.

For further information on the ORCID project contact: Amberyn Thomas on email:

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