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An ORCID identifier is a really long number. How do I remember it? How can I be sure I don’t make a mistake entering it?

The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. The last digit may be an “x”. You can remember it by adding it to your email signature. 

 When you use your identifier in systems (for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management, for example), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password, rather than typing in your identifier. Signing in (also called “authentication”) ensures that only you can enter your ORCID iD, and enables you to control permission to use the identifier and data in your record. The identifier is then exchanged between systems, so there are no typos.

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