Get yourself an ORCID for Christmas!

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

An ORCID number is becoming more and more a requirement for submissions to journals, for example PLOS journals require an ORCID. If you haven’t got an ORCID yet,  go to: and sign up now. It will take no more than 5 minutes to do!