ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
GW Students have the option to create and/or include an ORCID identifier number on the ETD Details page in the ProQuest ETD Administrator.
What is an ORCID iD?
An ORCID iD number is a persistent digital identifier that uniquely identifies you and your publications.
- It allows researchers to see a complete list of your works (or those works added to your ORCID account).
- It distinguishes you from authors with similar names or initials (example: Samantha Smith, S. Smith, etc.).
How does it work?
- The author updates their biographical information and adds publication information to their account.
- Some systems allow the account holder to search and import bibliographic citations from article databases.
- ORCID can link to other identification services such as Researcher ID.
- Visit our guide to getting started, claiming your ORCID account and completing your profile.
Who maintains the content in an ORCID Record?
The author maintains their individual ORCID records and decides what content to include and what the connections are between their publications and affiliations.
The author controls what information is added to the account and chooses their own privacy settings.
Is there a cost for this service?
No, an ORCID account is free.