ORCID Initiative @ IFPRI

Names are not enough to ensure credit for your work and are inadequate for reliably connecting researchers with their research outputs, projects, proposals, and datasets. ORCID acts as a connector to pull data from internal databases. IFPRI-KM is leading an initiative to obtain ORCID identifiers for all IFPRI researchers.

Click here for the list of IFPRI Researchers with ORCID IDs so far.

If you have an ORCID ID and not in the list above, please send that info to ifpri-library@cgiar.org


Publishers (Elsevier, Nature, and other major publishers) and funding agencies (NIH, federal agencies, and others) are integrating ORCID IDs into the manuscript submission process and embedding ORCID IDs across their research ecosystems. So, researchers can get recognized and also IFPRI-KM will connect IFPRI researchers with their contributions.

If you have any questions about the ORCID initiative @ IFPRI, contact ifpri-library@cgiar.org.

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides researchers a single unique and persistent identifier to help researchers establish and maintain their scholarly identity. A sixteen-digit number that uniquely distinguishes an author of research contributions from all others in the world.

ORCID solves the author name problem by giving individuals a unique, 16-digit numeric identification number (following a structure of xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx) that lasts over time.

What benefits for Researchers

  1. Eliminate name disambiguities – A researcher’s name can appear as different variants, so ORCID can easily distinguish yourself and assure that your work is attributed only to yourself
  2. Improve discoverability – Uniquely attach your identity to research outputs such as datasets, articles, media stories, and other outputs, so ORCID can ensure that all your research activities and outputs are easily discoverable
  3. Save time – Exchange of profile or publication data is being better facilitated using the ORCID that allows to reduce repetitive data entry
  4. Enables you to track and report on your work with funders, publishers and institutions

How IFPRI as an institution benefits

Internally: IFPRI uses different internal databases for different purposes, the names of the researchers vary in different databases, so ORCID helps to avoid the name ambiguity. The benefit for IFPRI is that we can better track our authors, integrate with internal systems like financial or project management, and integrate easily with websites for posting profiles.

Externally: Different variations in authors names in different external databases like journals, funding agencies, and others, so ORCID helps to integrate these IDs into key research workflows, including manuscript and grant submission. The integrations support automated linkages between you, your professional work, and your funding.

How do I get an ORCID ID?

IFPRI-KM is working with ORCID staff to create ORCID IDs for IFPRI researchers. You can also register for an ORCID ID by yourself or since IFPRI-KM is in the process, you can wait until we have ORCID staff assign one to you.

What if I already have an ORCID ID?

If you already have an ORCID ID using IFPRI email address, the IFPRI-KM will not create a second ORCID ID for you. If you are using other than IFPRI email address, update your record at orcid.org to add your @cgiar.email. If you have any questions, you can email ifpri-library@cgiar.org.

How do I know if I have an ORCID ID?

Search your name in the ORCID registry at orcid.org and find whether your are already registered or not.

Once the ORCID id created

If the IFPRI-KM creates an ORCID ID for you, IFPRI Researchers will receive this email from ORCID asking you to claim your ORCID account. To claim your account, simply click the secure link in the email message from ORCID.

Who manages my ORCID record?

If you create your ORCID account, you manage the content of your ORCID record.  ORCID’s default access control is Public, meaning that any information you enter is publicly accessible unless or until you change it.  See “How do I set access controls?”

If IFPRI-KM creates your ORCID account then they manage your ORCID record until you claim your ORCID account. Your name and ORCID ID will be publicly available ten days after your account is created.  After you claim your account then you can manage your ORCID record.  See “How do I claim the ORCID account created for me?”

How do I import my citations into ORCID?

Once you registered for an ORCID ID, you can create a profile and import your citations. You can import citations from many sources, including CrossRef, Web of Science, PubMed Central, and Scopus. You can also add citations manually.

Simply login to ORCID, click the Link Works button in the Works section of your profile, then click the link to the resource from which you want to import citations.  Only citations with a unique identifier will be imported (e.g., DOI, ISBN).

In addition, Mendeley provides a tool that enables you to synchronize citations in your Mendeley and ORCID accounts.  See Mendeley to ORCID for instructions.

When will I use my ORCID ID?

  1. When submitting a grant proposal or article manuscript
  2. While adding it to your web profile, your CV, or any place you list your research
  3. ORCID recommends using the URL form of your ORCID identifier. Here is an example https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8266-0488.

What happens to my ORCID ID if I leave IFPRI?

You can take this identifier with you throughout your career.Your ORCID ID and record go with you. It is tied to you NOT to a particular institution. You can continue to add records to your ORCID.

If you leave IFPRI, update your Email address at orcid.org.

Click here for the list of IFPRI Researchers with ORCID IDs so far.

If you have an ORCID ID and not in the list above, please send that info to ifpri-library@cgiar.org


Indira Yerramareddy
Senior Information & Knowledge Management Specialist