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Data Management Toolkit @ UNH

This toolkit provides information to help researchers develop data management plans and effectively manage their research data.

Register for an ORCID

ORCID iD Registration ProcessRegistering for an ORCiD iD is easy and requires only a couple pieces of information:

  • First name
  • Last name (optional)
  • Primary email
  • Additional email (optional)
  • Password
  • Choose a visibility setting

Once you have registered,  you can start using your ORCID iD right away!

When you have a chance, you can set up your profile by adding employment, education, qualifications, works, etc. to your profile to better ensure you receive appropriate credit for each of your works. 

ORCID iDs Connect Research and Researchers

ORCID iDs are designed for anyone who participates in research, scholarship, or innovation, and will serve as a persistent (enduring) identifier throughout their career.ORCID Conneting Research and Researchers

ORCID iDs help connect your research to you through a unique numerical identifier.  A researcher’s ORCID iD remains the same throughout their career and it can be used across hundreds of research information systems, ensuring that research will always be connected to the correct researcher.

Why should you register for an ORCID iD?


  • distinguishes you and ensures your scholarly outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you.
  • improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs.
  • is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers).

Using an ORCID iD will ensure accurate attribution of your scholarly outputs to you, especially in cases where you:  

  • share the same or similar name with other researchers
  • work or publish under different versions of your name
  • change your name
  • have your name transliterated
  • change institution
  • move to a different country
  • study and publish in multiple disciplines

Funders Requiring ORCID iDs

Funders, publishers, and repositories have also started integrating ORCID iDs into their workflows. maintains lists of publishers and funders who recommend ORCID iDs.

Eventually all federal funders will begin to recommend Persistent Identifiers such as ORCID iDs for researchers. In the United States, the following funders currently recommend an ORCID iD for all or some award types (last updated Jan 2022):

  • AHRQ (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation)
  • NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • NIH (U.S. National Institutes of Health)
  • OSTI (U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information)
  • The Smithsonian Institute

You can also use your ORCID iD to populate SciENcv and help build your biosketch.

Learn More about ORCIDs