ORCiD is an acronym for Open Researcher & Contributor ID. ORCiD is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a method of linking research-related items, such as articles as datasets, to these identifiers.
Links authors to their datasets and other works in addition to articles.
It is easy to import research output from other sources, including ResearcherID and Datacite Metadata Store to your ORCiD profile. (See ORCiD's import works page.)
Many organizations and publishers integrate with ORCiD, including Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, and the American Physical Society. See a complete list of integrators.