Rowan University Libraries and the Division of Information Resources and Technology (IRT) are providing support for researchers moving to ORCID. It is more important than ever for Rowan researchers to consider creating an ORCID record because the existing Researcher Profiles platform on Rowan Digital Works is being phased out by the vendor.
ORCID, an international non-profit organization, provides researchers with a unique identifier (an ORCID iD) and a public webpage to showcase publications, grants, and other research activities. While ORCID is not a “profile” system in itself, ORCID records can serve as a tool to promote your research activity and scholarship. Your research activity in many cases can be easily imported into your ORCID record from external data sources such as PubMed or Google Scholar using software tools provided on the ORCID platform. Having an ORCID record is also now required by many publishers and funders.
Rowan University is now an ORCID member. Rowan IRT has set up a webpage (ORCID @ Rowan) where you can easily register for an ORCID iD that will include your Rowan-specific position information (job title, department, years employed). To help you add your publications and research activities to your new ORCID record, the librarians have created an ORCID guide with detailed instructions. This guide also contains a recording of a recently conducted ORCID @ Rowan library workshop. If you need further assistance using ORCID moving forward, our Scholarly Publishing and Open Research librarian Benjamin Saracco is available for one-on-one consultations. If you encounter technical problems using ORCID @ Rowan, contact email@example.com.