An ORCID iD is a unique persistent identifier for researchers and scholars that stays with you throughout your career. This helps improve the discoverability of your work, connects your works, and eliminates name ambiguity.
An ORCID is important for addressing author disambiguation (different authors with the same name) and linking scholarly publications across multiple systems used by publishers, scholarly societies, funding bodies, and employing institutions. For a complete list of entities utilizing ORCID, see http://orcid.org/organizations/integrators/current.
The George A. Smathers Libraries acquired an ORCID premium membership. An ORCID institutional membership grants UF access to ORCID application programming interfaces (APIs) and web hooks in order to develop integration with UF systems for sharing faculty publication data/outputs.