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As a participant in the NETL program through ORISE, you have the opportunity to learn alongside a prestigious group of scientists and researchers, many of whom were also once research participants like yourself. In order to more accurately represent the impact your program and ORISE has in the research and scientific community, we have partnered with ORCiD to better showcase the accomplishments of current and former participants.

I already have an ORCiD

If you already have an ORCiD record, complete these three steps:

  1. Go to the website: http://orcid.org/
  2. Find your uique ORCid iD and then please email Jennifer Casey at Jennifer.Casey@orau.org with your unique ORCiD iD inclusive of the full prefix along with your full name.
    • For example: orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000
  1. Update your profile by affiliating yourself with your program and ORISE.

To do this, login to your account  

  • Go to “Add Employment” and select “Add Manually”. Note that while research participants are not employees, this is the only place to store the information within the ORCiD system.
  • In “Institution/Employer”, select “Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education” from ORCiD’s pick list, if one is available. Otherwise enter the “Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education” in the text box.
  • In “City”, enter Oak Ridge, if not auto-completed.
  • In “State/region”, enter Tennessee (TN), if not auto-completed.
  • In “Country”, select United States, if not auto-completed.
  • In the “Role/Title” field enter your program type, it will be one of the following: <<PIP, PGRP, or FRP>>
  • In the Type of appointment: as stated in the letter of appointment, you will enter either the <<Professional Internship Program (PIP), Postgraduate Research Program (PGRP) or the Faculty Research Program (FRP)>>
  • Facility: research facility, you will enter <<NETL>>
  • City and state where participant carried out your research, you will enter <<Pittsburgh, Morgantown, or Albany>> <<Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Oregon>>.
  • In “Start date/End date”, enter your appointment dates.
  • Click “Add To List”

I need an ORCiD

If you do not have an ORCiD record, complete these four steps:

  1. Go to the website: http://orcid.org/
  2. Register for an ORCiD record. It takes roughly 90 seconds.
  3. Go to “Add Employment” and select “Add Manually”. Note that while research participants are not employees, this is the only place to store the information within the ORCiD system.
    • In “Institution/Employer”, select “Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education” from ORCiD’s pick list, if one is available. Otherwise enter the “Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education” in the text box.
    • In “City”, enter Oak Ridge, if not auto-completed.
    • In “State/region”, enter Tennessee (TN), if not auto-completed.
    • In “Country”, select United States, if not auto-completed.
    • In the “Role/Title” field enter your program type, it will be one of the following: <<PIP, PGRP, or FRP>>
    • In the Type of appointment: as stated in the letter of appointment, you will enter either the <<Professional Internship Program (PIP), Postgraduate Research Program (PGRP) or the Faculty Research Program (FRP)>>
    • Facility: research facility, you will enter <<NETL>>
    • City and state where participant carried out your research, you will enter <<Pittsburgh, Morgantown, or Albany>> <<Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Oregon>>.
    • In “Start date/End date”, enter your appointment dates.
    • Click “Add To List”
  4. When you are finished, please email Jennifer Casey at Jennifer.Casey@orau.org with your unique ORCiD iD inclusive of the full prefix along with your full name.
  • For example: orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000

We encourage to you to take some time to populate the remainder of your profile at this time. You can add education, other employment, funding and works (publications, conference presentations, data sets, patents, etc.). Registration is a simple process and takes ~10-20 minutes to complete.


What is ORCiD?

ORCiD iDs ensure you get credit for ALL of your work

Do you worry about getting credit for your research because your name is common or you have publications under multiple aliases? Do you struggle to keep track of all of your research outputs? Are you annoyed by having to enter the same information over and over in manuscript and grant submission systems?

ORCiD solves these problems!

ORCiD, stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD is a registry of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-proprietary, transparent, mobile, and community-based. ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier to DISTINGUISH YOU from all other researchers, AUTOMATICALLY LINKING your professional activities. For example,

  • Funding organizations like the Department of Energy OSTI, NIH, Welcome Trust, and NSF are requesting ORCiD iDs during grant submission and plan to use it to reduce the burden of grant submission.

  • Publishers are collecting ORCiD iDs during manuscript submission, so your ORCiD iD becomes a part of your publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. These include, among others: Sage, ProQuest, Wiley, PNAS, AIP and NEJM Group.

  • Universities and research institutes worldwide such as: Harvard, Oxford, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Washington University encourage ORCiD adoption, and many are creating ORCiD iDs for their faculty, postdocs, and graduate students!

  • Professional associations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Psychological Association (APA), American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Modern Language Association (MLA) and many more are incorporating ORCiD iDs into membership renewal.

Over time, this collaborative effort will reduce redundant entry of biographical and bibliographical data into multiple systems. Your ORCiD iD will belong to you throughout your scholarly career as a persistent identifier to distinguish you from other researchers and ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work.

Why do I need an ORCiD?

By registering in ORCiD, you will have a unique, permanent identifier, that you can use throughout your professional and scientific career that will allow you to report your educational, employment, and scholarly activities. It also provides prospective contacts with an overview of your scientific background. Your ORCiD is not dependent on your connection to ORISE or any other organization. The attached document provides an overview of ORCiD and its relevance to your career.

Whether you are an established researcher with a full ORCiD record or an undergraduate just beginning your career, we strongly encourage you to join more than 2 million scientists and scholars world-wide who have connected their research activity, publications and conference presentations through ORCiD.

Are you ready?

Please let us know if you have any questions about ORCiD. Submission of the requested information is voluntary and is not a condition of your appointment. Nonetheless, we would appreciate your cooperation, for information not submitted will undermine the statistical validity, and therefore the usefulness, of information we get from others.