Information relating to ORCID Information relating to ORCID

ORCID is a unique, persistent digital identifier that can be used to differentiate yourself and your work from other researchers, even in instances where multiple individuals have the same name or where you may have changed your name over the course of your career. Increasingly required by funders and journals as part of the submission processes, it will also be requested (though not required) for REF 2021. 

As a member of the ORCID consortium, UEA is encouraging all academic staff to register for an ID. ORCID can help to ensure that your work is recognised and correctly cited, assist in collecting information for research statistics and improve scholarly communication by enabling transparent connections between researchers.


UEA Researchers can create a new ORCID ID in Pure (or link an existing one to their Pure profile) and populate their ORCID profile with data held in Pure, helping reduce the number of places where information needs to be entered. For information on how to do this, visit the Pure user guides page.

ORCID is a not-for-profit organisation, “guided by the principles of privacy and researcher control, and the vision of identifier-enabled research information infrastructure”. For more information, visit or contact