Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) workshops

Claim your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) and unlock your researcher profiles


An Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. An ORCID can link to other digital researcher profiles such as Google Scholar and help increase your online visibility. The Australian Research Councils – Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier. ORCIDs are also increasingly used by journal publishers to ensure correct attribution of your work. Universities Australia, the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have also endorsed a Joint Statement of Principle to adopt ORCID.


  • Facilitates disambiguation of researchers and research outputs
  • Enables the linking and reuse of high quality, persistent data
  • Connects research workflow: grant submission – manuscript submission – indexing – research profiles
  • Configuration with Minerva Elements removes the need to manually ‘claim’ the publication
  • Inclusion of an ORCID required on the title page of RHD theses

Why researcher profiles (Google Scholar, Scopus, etc)?

  • Increase your online visibility
  • Take credit for you work
  • Get access to quick statistics
  • Find out who cites your work
  • Be prepared for applications which ask for a demonstration of your research impact
  • Help populate your ORCID profile in a streamlined, time-effective manner



Your ORCID Identifier – printable guide

Research Liaison Librarians for Arts

Research Quality Officer (Publications and Ethics)