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Research Impact

This guide outlines the resources and support available for ACU researchers to track their research impact.

ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID)

An example of an ORCID

ORCID ® stands for Open Researcher and Contributor Identification. ORCID is an open, non-profit, global, community-driven initiative to disambiguate authors of scholarly work and to better connect researchers to their research output and to each other. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and linkages that ensure your work is recognized.

ORCIDs can be linked to your Scopus ID and your Researcher ID.


ACU joined the Australian ORCID Consortium in 2015. As part of the consortium, ACU has access to premium ORCID membership which includes access to technical support staff and the use of APIs to allow ORCID integration across multiple enterprise systems.

While systems are currently being configured to allow ORCID integration, ACU Library are encouraging all researchers and students to register for an ORCID. When you have registered please let us know! We can then integrate your ORCID into our systems.


Creating your ORCID

1. Register for an ORCID at

2. Add details under Biography, Employment, and Funding by clicking the Add tab.

3. You can add details for your works by clicking Add works, then Search and link. This allows you to link your ORCID with a veriety of providers, including ANDS, CrossRef, DataCite, Researcher ID and Scopus.

ORCID Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of having an ORCID?


  • is a unique ID which distinguishes you from other researchers
  • allows you to keep track of and report on your work with funders, publishers and institutions The NHMRC and ARC Statement on Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) now requires researchers to have an ORCID for grant submissions
  • minimises repetitive data entry- think of it as a portable record of your research publications
  • connects you to the global research community adopting ORCID IDs 
  • can be added to your manuscript submissions, grant applications, email signature, and CV.

What makes an ORCID different from other researcher IDs?

ORCID is an open, interdisciplinary initiative and allows greater linkage between researchers and their publications.

Can you create an ORCID for me?

No, you need to register and create your own profile, but liaison librarians can help you with this.

Who manages my profile?

You do! You can allow a trusted individual to edit your profile on your behalf.

I have created an ORCID and edited my profile. What do I do now?

Let us know and we can forward your ORCID to the Research Office and incorporate it into Research Bank so it can be added to your profile. You can email Library Research Services

What happens when I leave ACU?

Your ORCID ID travels with you- simply update your contact details.


Need Help

Contact your Librarian if you have an ORCID question or,

Browse the ORCID FAQs or,

See these Step by Step Instructions from ORCID