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Learn about the ORCID identifier for researchers and how it's integrated with services at Virginia Tech

What Is ORCiD?

ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a 16-digit number that uniquely and persistently identifies a scholarly researcher (for example,

ORCiD is a not-for-profit organization, and its work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. ORCiD adheres to principles of privacy and researcher control.

Virginia Tech researchers are encouraged to register for an ORCiD identifier (it's quick and there's no cost), in order to:

  • ensure that your work is discoverable and connected to you throughout your career;
  • minimize the time you spend entering repetitive data; and
  • eliminate name ambiguity, distinguishing you from other researchers and ensuring proper attribution.

Funders and journal publishers are increasingly requiring that researchers have an ORCiD, and many more encourage its use. Learn more about ORCiD.


ORCID Member OrganizationVirginia Tech is a premium member of ORCiD.

ORCiD is integrated with Virginia Tech's new Electronic Faculty Activity Reporting System (EFARS). For help, send an email to


The University Libraries is currently working to integrate ORCiD with:

Elements (EFARs) and ORCID Integration

How to Import Your Publication Information

In your profile, scroll down to Works and then look to the right and hover your mouse over +Add Works to see three ways to add your publications to ORCiD:


  1. Search & Link (import works from Scopus, Web of Science, etc.) (Recommended) 
    1. Video: ResearcherID and ORCiD Integration  
    2. Video: ORCiD and Scopus
  2. Import works from a BibTeX file (downloaded from your Google Scholar profile, for example)
  3. Manually add works

Need more help?  Send an email to


Scholarly Communication Librarian

Philip Young
(540) 231-8845
Newman Library, Room 6100

Feel free to contact me- happy to consult with/speak to individuals or groups at Virginia Tech about scholarly communication issues.
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Health, Life Science, and Scholarly Communication Librarian

Ginny Pannabecker
Newman Library, Room 4062

Office Hours are Flexible:
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