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Does an ORCID iD assure my identity?

Welcome to ORCID > What is ORCID? > Does an ORCID iD assure my identity?

ORCID is not an identity verification system. We do not collect or store private information about you, nor information that would be typically used to validate your identity. Rather, we help you assert your researcher credentials by enabling you to connect your iD in a verified manner to all of your works and professional affiliations which are visible to everyone. Learn more about visibility settings.

We work with ORCID members through our Collect & Connect program and initiatives such as Institutional Connect, to enable them to make these trusted connections between you and your affiliations, grants, and works in the funding, publications, and research organizational systems you use.

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