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Citations, Altmetrics and Researcher Profiles: ORCID

A guide to the key tools for examining research impact, as well as setting up and managing your research profiles.


What is ORCID?

ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides researchers with a globally unique identifier that can be used throughout their scholarly career. In an international research environment, your ORCID iD distinguishes your research output from all other researchers to ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work and accurate measurement of your research impact.


The UWA Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research requires authors to include their ORCID iD in publications and to ensure that it is linked to their profile in the UWA Research Repository.

What are the benefits?

Creating an ORCID iD and connecting it to the Repository:

  • Eliminates name ambiguities, ensuring all your research outputs are linked to your name and name variations.
  • Allows the Repository to find and match your research outputs more efficiently, saving you time.
  • Automatically updates your ORCID record when new outputs are added to the Repository.
  • Adds an official UWA affiliation to your ORCID record.


Getting the most out of your ORCID iD

  • Associate your ORCID with all your name variations to ensure all of your research work is attributed to you.
  • Connect your ORCID with other identifiers such as ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID to make it easier for others to find your research output.
  • Quote your ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This is a UWA requirement.
  • Include your ORCID iD in funding submissions and grant applications. ARC and NHMRC encourage all researchers applying for funding to cite their ORCID iD.
  • Put your ORCID iD on your webpage, CV, email signature, conference presentations and in social media.


Create an ORCID or connect to your existing ORCID in the Repository now:

The Research Repository provides an easy three step process for researchers to register and store their ORCID iD.

  1. Login to the Research Repository
  2. Add or create an ORCID in your profile record
  3. Authenticate your ORCID 

Step-by-step instructions:


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Win a $50 UniClub voucher!

If you set up and link your ORCID account to the Research Repository by November 29, 2017, you will be in the draw to win one of four $50 UniClub vouchers. 

Terms and conditions:

To be eligible to win a  UniClub voucher,  current UWA staff must have registered a new ORCID iD or added their existing one to the UWA Research Repository and authenticated it to enable records to be pushed to the ORCID registry by November 29 2017.

There are four prizes of a $50 Uniclub voucher each;  valid until 31 January 2018.

Prize winners will be drawn at random using an online tool such as random  The winners will be announced on November 29 at 4.30pm. Winners will be contacted by email.