Consider signing up for a free ORCiD identifier (pronounced like the orchid flower). Why? Your unique ORCiD number can be used to identify you throughout the research and publication process including during manuscript and grant submissions, as well as on your final publications. This international identifier avoids name confusion and is now used by nearly 2 million faculty, researchers, postdocs, and graduate students worldwide. More and more granting agencies and publishers are requiring ORCiDs. You control access to your information. Make it easy for your publications to be linked to you!
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