ORCID, Inc. (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research and brings together the leaders of the most influential universities, funding organizations, societies, publishers and corporations from around the globe. The ideal solution is to establish a registry that is adopted and embraced as the de facto standard by the whole of the community. A resolution to the systemic name ambiguity problem, by means of assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output, will enhance the scientific discovery process and improve the efficiency of funding and collaboration.

Dove Press is a participating organization of the ORCID initiative.

Updated 23 July 2014