ORCID is an identification tool that distinguishes scholars from one another (regardless of name variants). Unlike other research IDs, your ORCID ID is universal. It is not tied to any institution or database and it can follow you wherever your research takes you. ORCID ensures that your work is recognized by connecting you to your professional and scholarly activities. You can keep your ORCID with you throughout your career, even when you graduate or change jobs. It eliminates scholars’ need to enter the same data and information in different systems.