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Georgetown University is a member of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (“ORCID”), a service that offers researchers a unique, persistent identifier that is free of charge, to enable researchers to manage their scholarly identity regardless of changes in name, location, career, and discipline. Georgetown recommends that faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff engaged in research use ORCID to create a unique, persistent identifier that will remain the same throughout their career.

ORCID at Georgetown

The Lauinger Library manages the University’s ORCID membership for Main Campus faculty, staff, and students. Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) manages ORCID memberships for GUMC constituency groups. This arrangement provides an opportunity for each library to address the specific needs of their user groups.

ORCID is integrated with ProQuest portal so that when depositing a thesis or dissertation, ProQuest’s submission portal will automatically assign an ORCID ID for those who do not already have one. GUFaculty360 is integrated as well so that faculty can sync/import their ORCID publications directly into GUFaculty360.

For Assistance with ORCID

  • Main Campus researchers may contact the Lauinger Library Digital Scholarship Services staff at digitalscholarship@georgetown.edu.
  • Medical Center researchers may contact Scott Dorris at the Dahlgren Memorial Library at c.scott.dorris@georgetown.edu for assistance with ORCID registration. DML offers ORCID workshops on a regular basis which provide the Georgetown campus community with an opportunity to take advantage of DML expertise in the use of ORCID.

Additional Guidance

View additional information about ORCID from Lauinger Library.

For researchers who have multiple ORCID IDs, we recommend using the ORCID ID that is listed in your NIH eRA Commons profile.