An ORCiD is a unique identifier that brings your research together in one place, and allows you to disambiguate, track and share research with one simple URL.
ORCiD are mandatory for all research active staff at Kent as the identifier used for internal processes, such as applying for promotion or HESA/REF submission.
Get an ORCiD
First check if you already have an ORCiD that you need to link to the University of Kent:
If you do not already have an ORCiD:
Link your ORCiD to the University of Kent
After you've registered
Find out more about signing into ORCiD
Using your ORCiD
Your unique and persistent ORCiD belongs to you throughout your scholarly career and can be used to:
- distinguish you from other researchers
- ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work
You can use it for:
- collating existing research in one location
- submitting to journals
- grant applications
- professional society membership
- linking with other identifiers and profiles
- displaying on your CV
- web page, social media and more
Why do I need an ORCiD?
Increasingly, funding organisations, professional bodies and publishers are using ORCiDs, with support from external funding bodies like Jisc and ARMA.
This means you can often use your ORCiD instead of manually adding personal and citation information. That makes grant submissions easier and saves you time.
ORCiD are mandatory for all research active staff at Kent.
Use the buttons below to access guidance provided by ORCiD, or to get advice from the ORCiD team at the University of Kent.