You can create your own researcher identifier / ORCID ID online at the address:
1. Register: https://orcid.org/
It only takes 30 seconds!
2. Add your ORCID data to other services you use (e.g. Scopus, ResearcherID or LinkedIn).
3. Add your ORCID ID to your website, publications, grant applications and other parts of your research environment in order to ensure that you get the credit you deserve for your work.
Researcher identification began from the need to be able to tell researchers apart, e.g. when conducting a bibliometric analysis of the publications of a single researcher, or when evaluating research.
More information from the Uniarts Library or here: https://libguides.uniarts.fi/aineistonhallinta/orcid
Researchers may change their name or work across scientific disciplines, and even in the same organisation we may sometimes find researchers with the same name. For this reason it makes sense to be able to distinguish between researchers with the help of a researcher ID. Various researcher ID services include e.g. ORCID, which Uniarts Helsinki recommends its researchers to use.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international researcher identification system created by an American non-profit organisation. Both individual researchers and organisations can join ORCID free of charge. ORCID’s international website can be found here: orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid and the Finnish site here: tutkijatunniste.fi.
ResearcherID is a researcher identification of the Web of Science database, through which you as the researcher can control your data and publications. The service also allows you to keep track of the number of citations your publications receive, and your own h-index. The service is linked to ORCID. ResearcherID can be found here: www.researcherid.com.
Scopus Author Identifier is the researcher identification system of the Scopus database. Scopus is owned by Elsevier and very similar to Web of Science. https://www.scopus.com/
Google Scholar allows you to monitor citations of publications on a large scale, across disciplines and in different languages, which is why using this researcher identification is particularly useful to art researchers publishing in Finnish or Swedish. Create your own profile at the top of the page: https://scholar.google.fi/