If you’re an individual Please register for an ORCID iD
ORCID Memberships are for organizations
ORCID membership is open to any organization interested in supporting our work, integrating ORCID metadata with their systems, adding trusted metadata to their researchers’ or users’ ORCID records, or participating in our governance.
Read more about ORCID Membership here.
If you’re an individual researcher, you do NOT need any ORCID membership. Please register for an ORCID iD if you have not done so already and see our guide, Getting started with your ORCID record for help on how to get started.
*Please note there are different Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) for different scopes. ORCID identifiers are available only for individuals; we do not issue ORCID iDs for groups or organizations. For an organizational identifier you may want to look into Ringgold ID (http://ringgold.com), ROR ID (https://ror.org/) or Legal Entity Identifier (https://www.gleif.org).”