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ORCID Researcher iD

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. 


ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-profit, transparent, mobile and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and contributor and supports automated linkages across all your professional activities. 

You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.

You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

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How can I check if I already have an ORCID iD?

If you try and register with the same email address as an existing ORCID iD, you will be asked to log in rather than to register a new ID. You can also search the ORCID registry by using the Advanced Search function before you register for a new ORCID iD if you think that you might already have been assigned one.

Eliminate Name Ambiguities

What's in a name? Most name are not unique

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One of the primary goals of the ORCID initiative is to solve the name ambiguity problem. Researchers often share similar names, and it is not uncommon for different scholars to share exactly the same name. By registering and using an ORCID iD you can easily distinguish yourself and assure that your work is attributed only to yourself.

Distinguish yourself and get credit for all your research activities



Get your unique ORCID identifier. It’s free and only takes a minute, so register now!


Use your iD, when prompted, in systems and platforms from grant application to manuscript submission and beyond, to ensure you get credit for your contributions.


The more information connected to your ORCID record, the more you’ll benefit from sharing your iD - so give the organizations you trust permission to update your record as well as adding your affiliations, emails, other names you’re known by, and more.

Irish Consortium

ATU is part of the Irish ORCID consortium.

The Irish Consortium is part of a coordinated approach to the adoption and integration of ORCID in Ireland, directed by the Higher Education Authority. Its establishment was directly informed by research carried out by the National Open Research Forum (NORF) Infrastructure Working Group.

See list of member organisations

Benefits for Researchers

  • Eliminates author name ambiguity
  • Improves discoverability of scholarly output
  • Enables reviewers to find researchers more easily
  • Increases overall research visibility and impact
  • Facilitates networking with other researchers
  • Used by publishers for manuscript submission and database listing
  • Used by professional associations for membership purposes
  • Links scholarly works and profiles across multiple platforms and systems (e.g. Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID)
  • It is a universal, persistent, and unique identifier that stays with you throughout your career regardless of affiliation