ORCID

posted
13-Mar-19, 09:40
by rewt
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posted about 2 months ago
Is there any point in signing up for ORCID? I see the point of it it being an independent way to document all your publications, jobs and grants etc. But is it worth a PhD student signing up for it or are there any disadvantages to having one?
posted
13-Mar-19, 09:50
edited about 8 seconds later
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From rewt:
Is there any point in signing up for ORCID? I see the point of it it being an independent way to document all your publications, jobs and grants etc. But is it worth a PhD student signing up for it or are there any disadvantages to having one?


No disadvantage. No one looks at it, so no real value in keeping it updated.

Value is that some journals/ funders require you to have an ORCID ID.
posted
13-Mar-19, 13:31
edited about 4 seconds later
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posted about 2 months ago
It's very useful if you have a commonly used name as it means your publications can be quickly identified. My university wants all academic staff to use it.
posted
14-Mar-19, 11:29
edited about 20 seconds later
by rewt
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posted about 2 months ago
Thankyou! It sounds slightly irrelevant but was wondering if there are any long term downsides (like your old Facebook account). But it doesn't seem to matter that much.
posted
14-Mar-19, 13:27
edited about 24 seconds later
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posted about 2 months ago
You have to be honest on publications anyway so no real downsides. Once you set it up, it updates itself (assuming you're publishing in indexed journals).

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