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ORCID is an independent organization that maintains a registry of unique identifiers, called ORCID iDs, for researchers and scholars. When you use your ORCID iD in a grant proposal, a publication submission etc., it can be easily associated with you. When you move from one employer to another, the history of your scholarly outputs persists in ORCID with no manual re-work. 



For an example of an ORCID iD and the associated record, see: 

                   Josiah Carberry ORCID iD

Register and Connect your ORCID iD

Northwestern faculty, staff and students who wish to get an ORCID iD or associate your ORCID iD with your Northwestern NetID should go to: 

Not sure if you have an ORCID iD? Search for your name here: https//

Link Your ORCID iD to Your eRA Commons Profile

Beginning October 1, 2019, the National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research requires ORCID identifiers for individuals supported by institutional research training, career development, and other research education awards. xTrain appointments will not be accepted for agency review if potential appointees do not have an ORCID iD linked to their Electronic Research Administration (eRA) personal profile.

ORCID iDs will also be required for PD/PIs on individual fellowship and career development applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2020.

For information on how to associate your ORCID iD with your eRA Commons Personal Profile go to:  

Questions about ORCID at Northwestern

If you have any questions about ORCID at Northwestern, please contact our ORCID support team.

Learn more about ORCID

To learn more about the ORCID service, see: