ORCID is an internationally recognized persistent identifier. The identification number links researchers directly to their publications and assigns them uniquely regardless of name changes, different spellings of the name or a change of institution. The UZH and many other research institutions support ORCID. More and more publishers and research funders such as the SNSF also require an ORCID iD.
ZORA integrates the ORCID iD. Thus, researchers can import their publications directly from ORCID - or link them to their ORCID iD in the repository afterwards. This enables even easier recording and retrieval as well as the correct export of research results.
The use of an ORCID iD is free and voluntary - and brings you the following benefits:
The ORCID iD functions independently of institutions and links other personal IDs (Web of Science, Scopus, etc.) under one umbrella as a higher-level ID. You can use the ORCID iD throughout your career and deactivate or reactivate it at any time. You have full control over what data is displayed in your ORCID Record.
ORCID and the implementation in ZORA are designed in compliance with data protection laws. The following data is transferred from ZORA to ORCID servers in the USA and a worldwide network:
You can manage the latter in your ORCID record. Privacy agreement (PDF, 625 KB)
When submitting a project, the SNSF requires a CV in which the project applicants must provide an ORCID iD. In addition, the SNSF recommends that the most recent and important work is recorded in the ORCID iD profile.