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ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

What is ORCID? How will it benefit me?


Scholars need to distinguish their research activities from those who have similar names. They also need to interact with an increasing diversity of research information systems. Inputting data again and again into different systems is time-consuming and can be frustrating.

ORCID is a non-profit effort to address these issues, by maintaining a registry of unique researcher identifiers that incorporate details of research activities and outputs. ORCID is supported by an increasing number of universities, research institutions, and publishers worldwide including The Royal Society, Science Journals, PLOS, IEEE, Wiley, Frontiers, Hindawi and many more.

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The main benefits of ORCID:
  • Makes sure you get the credits for your works by eliminating name ambiguity
  • Improves discoverability. ORCID is indexed by Google Scholar and you can also link it with Web of Science and Scopus
  • Saves your time by automatically filling in data on publishers' and funders' forms
  • Stays with you throughout your career

Learn more about ORCID here!

How is HKBU implementing ORCID?


HKBU is an ORCID member organization, and has developed its own ORCID integration. This allows us to record the ORCID iDs of our faculty, and also gives you the option of allowing us to update your ORCID record on your behalf. Granting this permission further saves the time and effort of our researchers as you need not manually add your new publication details to ORCID yourself.

The initial adoption of ORCID took place in Semester 2 of the 2014-2015 Academic Year, when all eligible faculty received an invitation to create a new ORCID account or connect their existing ORCID account to our system. Going forward, new faculty joining HKBU will be sent an invitation soon after they take up their position.

Please contact us if you HAVE NOT received an invitation

Do I must register for an ORCID iD?


Yes, if your HKBU FRG (Faculty Research Grant) application is approved. One of the requirements of the FRG is to participate in the Research Visibility initiatives which include creating and providing an ORCID iD to the Library.

Otherwise, the creation of an OCRID iD is entirely up to faculties.

What if I already have an ORCID account, or I want to start using ORCID right now?


If you have an ORCID account already, or if you do not want to wait for the Research Visibility Team to create one on your behalf, please let the team know (researchvisibility@project.hkbu.edu.hk). This will ensure that we do not create a duplicate account for you.