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Professional Issues

Online Registries for Researchers: Using ORCID and SciENcv

Mark Vrabel
CJON 2016, 20(6), 667-668 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.667-668

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) registry helps resolve name ambiguity by assigning persistent unique identifiers that automatically link to a researcher’s publications, grants, and other activities. This article provides an overview of ORCID and its benefits, citing several examples of its use in cancer and nursing journals. The article also briefly describes My NCBI and the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) and its connection to ORCID.

At a Glance

  • Nurses are often asked by employers and funders to document publications, grants, and other scholarly activities.
  • The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is beneficial and convenient for documenting these activities.
  • The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae can be linked to ORCID and used as part of the grant application process.

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