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Homepage: http://orcid.org
Twitter: @ORCID_Org

Organisation description. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized.

For research organizations—universities, research companies, national laboratories, member societies—ORCID can reduce the time-consuming process of maintaining up-to-date records, and provides a validation step with updates from trusted sources.

For research funders, ORCID can unambiguously link researchers to their research and the funding programmes that provided support. Understanding the impact of funding is a vital input into future funding strategy and funding programme design.

For publishers, ORCID can streamline the manuscript submission process, improve the management of author and reviewer databases, and improve the accuracy of name-based article repository searches.