Get visible with ORCID!

What is ORCID? And how do I benefit from it?

ORCID means "Open Researcher and Contributor ID" and is an internationally acknowledged ID for scientists and researchers, which distinctly matches publications and research results with a person - for a distinct reference to authors is not possible only by names.

In addition to the ID an ORCID profile can match a person's name (in all variations), the institutional affiliation, the professional career and the research results and publications. The scientist decides what kind of information gets visible.

With your own ORCID profile
  • you have got a distinct ID that avoids wrong correlations - even with name variations, name changes or different spellings,
  • the visibility of your research increases, for your publications are all compiled under your ORCID ID, even if they are e.g. not listed in international databases,
  • you can take your publication list anywhere and administer it transition-free, because your ORCID profile is independent,
  • you only have to state you ORCID ID when dealing with publishers. There are already some publishers that explicitly require an ORCID ID from their authors (Please read
More information about ORCID:

"Trusted parties" can ease your workload

You can establish cooperation partners, so-called "Trusted parties", so that information such as publication notifications will be added to your profile automatically.

If you establish e.g. CrossRef and DataCite as "Trustes Parties" your publications with a DOI will be added to your profile automatically.

Your publications are listed in Web of Science (Researcher ID) and/or Scopus (Scopus Author ID)? Then you should also give these databases the status "Trusted Party" to allow data exchange.

The following applies to all settings of your ORCID profile:
  • You decide which rights you grant and who you make a "Trusted Party".
  • You can withdraw granted rights at any time.

Coming soon:

With the University of Duisburg-Essen already being an ORCID member, you can soon make us a "Trusted Party" and we will support you in maintaining your ORCID profile and your personal publication list.

In an automated manner,

  • we enter publications recorded in the university bibliography to your ORCID profile,
  • we add the indication of affiliation to the Duisburg-Essen University as well as further authors’ IDs or name variations to your ORCID profile,
  • we copy bibliographical data from the ORCID profile to the university bibliography.


Open Access publications
and ORCID:

Katrin Falkenstein-Feldhoff
+ 49 (0) 203 379 1504

University Clinic Essen
Katrin Wibker
+49 (0) 201 723 3330

Bibliography of UDE and ORCID:
Kerstin Ponten
+49 (0) 201 183 3728

Bibliometrics and ORCID:

Dr. Felix Schmidt
+ 49 (0) 203 379 2034

Dr. Eike Spielberg
+49 (0) 201 183 3689

Research Data and ORCID:

Dr. Stephanie Rehwald
+49 (0) 201 183 6513