Increase visibility and discoverability of your research with ORCID (via Zoom), April 18-19

March 28, 2023

What is one of the most important things you can do to increase your impact as a researcher? Set up a free ORCID iD, your lifelong digital identifier!

Team up with one of our ORCID experts for a free one-on-one consultation (via Zoom) hosted by UW-Madison Libraries.

Registration: Register for your free one-on-one ORCID consultation

Dates/ Times: Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, between 9 am and 4 pm in 30-minute increments.

One-on-one consultations will last approximately 30 minutes each. An ORCID expert will coach you through the process of creating your ORCID account and connecting it to your research. Already have an ORCID account? No problem! We will show you how to get the most out of an existing account(s).

All UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

What is ORCID?
People use “ORCID” or “ORCID iD” interchangeably, but what they’re talking about is a 16-digit number and the associated record (sometimes called a profile) that stores automatic links to all your research, and links all your research with you. ORCID is completely free.


  • Distinguish yourself and claim credit for your work while controlling access to your data, no matter how many people have your same (or similar) name.
  • Experience greater ease as an increasing number of manuscript submission or grant application forms can be auto-populated when you log into their systems with your ORCID
  • ORCID helps reduce the negative consequences of name changes so you will no longer be limited to the name you used when you began your career.
  • ORCID links all your research together, while you control the visibility of each piece of data. Set your visibility to public to increase your discoverability!
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Who should set up an ORCID iD?
Anyone that has research output (or plans to one day)! Seriously.

  • Graduate students and early career professionals: Set up an ORCID as soon as possible so that you can use it to build your reputation as a researcher and further your career.
  • Established researchers: free up time for research and distinguish your research activities from others with similar names and affiliations.