ORCID is driven by a vision of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. We invite you to look over our 2025 Vision, in which we focus on how we provide value to researchers and the research and innovation ecosystem.
Four core strategies
ORCID is centered on four core strategies. These guide our decisions and help us prioritize our actions as we work with the community to achieve our vision.
Position the researcher at the center of all that we do
Invest in developing a robust information infrastructure
Enable a wide range of verified iD-ID connections
Develop sustainability through strategic relationships
As we look to the future, the following questions emerge from our core strategies:
- Will researchers be able to use ORCID to enhance their ability to undertake, communicate, evaluate, and promote their research and will they be able do so in a variety of settings as they are doing their work?
- Can ORCID provide high quality data in a way that researchers and their organizations value?
- Will ORCID be able to increase adoption and scale operations effectively and efficiently?
- Will our partners and members gain value from adopting ORCID?
A five-year plan
From our core strategies and key questions, we developed a five-year framework by which to organize and prioritize our activities across the organization, as well as to measure and communicate our progress to each other and our community. Each core strategy is aligned with specific goals, each of which is supported by our activities and measured using key performance indicators.
With over 1100 members and 600 systems around the world that use the ORCID API to collect ORCID iDs, ORCID has become an integral part of the global research infrastructure. Persistence — both in terms of patience and prolonged existence — is critical, especially in these times of uncertainty and change. We invite you to review our 2025 Vision, and thank you for being part of our story!