The Open Researcher and Contributor ID or “ORCID” is an identifying serial number generated by the ORCID Organization that is unique to you and when established at the institutional level, can be added to your personal record within CU systems as a unique identifier.
As noted on the ORCID.org website:
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
ORCID.org maintains your identifier and all account information associated with you and your ORCID profile. OIT provides an interface between ORCID.org and CU internal systems allowing users to register and create an ORCID and have that identifier persist with personnel records in OIT systems and databases.
This page provides instructions on how to establish and connect your ORCID to your contact information in CU systems. It does not provide instruction on systems owned and supported by ORCID.org.
You will need an established University of Colorado Boulder login (IdentiKey) and password to complete this process. If you do not have an IdentiKey and password, please visit the IdentiKey page or contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-7889 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You will receive an email from ORCID.org with your full ORCID information, confirming the association between your ORCID and the University of Colorado as your institution. The email includes your ORCID, and where to go to get more assistance with ORCIDs
For assistance with account creation or to report issues with the interface between ORCID.org and the University of Colorado Boulder, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-7889 or email@example.com. For all other support or issues with the ORCID website, visit the ORCID help site.