Unique identifier: ORCID

The ORCID code is a 16-digit composite identifier based on the ISO 27729:2012 standard that allows the researcher a persistent and unambiguous identification to clearly distinguish his scientific production.
The identification of the production through ORCID makes it possible to link the different research activities of the same author referenced in different information systems. This avoids confusion related to the authorship of scientific activities carried out by researchers with similar or similar names. Researchers can obtain more information or register for free at ORCID.

ORCID is an initiative supported by the main publishers (Nature, Elsevier, Thomson-Reuters,...) and research institutions (CERN, MIT,...).

The Catalan universities (CSUC) have agreed to use this identifier for the research production they generate.

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