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UH ORCID Initiative

In efforts to achieve AAU membership and rise into the top 50 among research institutions, the Office of the Provost has created the UH ORCID Initiative. The goal is to encourage all UH faculty, researchers, and professional staff involved in research and scholarship to obtain an ORCID iD and profile and populate content within it. This will be an influential first step in elevating the research profile of the university to its highest level and increase the likelihood of AAU membership and a top 50 ranking.


The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a global, not-for-profit organization whose mission strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

ORCID's Value

ORCID ID's Value as a Persistent Identifier

Why should you register with ORCID? Your ORCID iD...

  • Distinguishes you and ensures your research and scholarly works are correctly attributed to you.
  • Reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations.
  • Reduces the need to fill out forms with redundant information.
  • Improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research.
  • Is interoperable, working with many institutions, funding agencies, and publishers.
  • Is a persistent identifier that endures throughout your life as a researcher.

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Learn More about ORCID

Select infographics and documents are provided below. For additional resources and helpful guidelines about creating and using your ORCID iD, go to ORCID’s researchers page and Help Center


For questions and inquiries related to the UH ORCID Initiative, contact Sydney Baker, Program Director II, Institutional Research and Effectiveness.