N – ORCID Initiative

The ORCID Initiative (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) has been formed by a group of publishing and research organizations with the mission of resolving author-name ambiguity. It is building a registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers, with an open and transparent linking mechanism with other author ID schemes. The aim is to make ORCID an industry standard that will clarify researchers’ output, enhancing the scientific process and helping with research funding, as well as helping to create new research services.