ORCID & author id

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 your ORCID ID when dealing with publishers. There are already some publishers that explicitly require an ORCID ID from their authors (Please read https://orcid.org/content/requiring-orcid-publication-workflows-open-letter).
More information about ORCID:


Open Access publications and ORCID:


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

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

"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.