Researcher IDs play an important role in the construction of a digital identity. They enable researchers to be unambiguously identified (avoiding homonyms) and, at the same time, to communicate about their activities by centralizing their productions.
There are several researcher identifiers: identifiers created by the researcher him/herself (e.g. ORCID, IdHAL) and identifiers assigned automatically when one of the researcher's publications is listed in a library catalog (e.g. IdRef), or identifiers linked to a database (e.g. ScopusId).
All these identifiers are of interest. In order to bring together all his scientific productions in the most exhaustive way, the researcher must create links between his different identifiers.
To find out more about identifiers: https: //coop-ist.cirad.fr/etre-auteur/utiliser-un-identifiant-chercheur/1-qu-est-ce-qu-un-identifiant-chercheur
The ORCID identifier is a code that uniquely identifies researchers who publish. It resolves problems of homonymy, name changes and publishers' spelling rules (full first name, initial only, etc.). It is awarded by ORCID, an international non-profit organization.
It's an indispensable identifier. You can use it to :
- be permanently identified: your ORCID ID follows you throughout your career, no matter where you work, who finances you, if your name changes or appears in different forms
- communicate your identity: registering with ORCID generates an ORCID profile that you can fill in with various information (educational background, institutions of affiliation, projects funded, personal websites, etc.).
- communicate on your activities: in your ORCID account you can list all your productions
- respond to a call for projects or a grant (some funding agencies require applicants to enter their ORCID identifier on the application form)
- submit an article (many scientific publishers ask for the ORCID identifier at the time of submission)
Create your ORCID: https: //orcid.org/
ORCID identifier: what's it all about(video)
The IdHAL is a unique identifier managed in HAL. It enables a user known as an author in HAL to group together all his publications, whatever the different forms under which his name may have been entered (e.g. Marie Dupont, M. Dupont, Marie Dupont-Martin, etc.) and to choose one by default.
Creating an IdHal also enables you to generate a HAL CV, i.e. a personal page with a stable, permanent URL, listing your publications.
Your researcher page thus created in HAL could be valued on the web page of your laboratory, in signature of your mails, in your profiles on the social networks...
If you have an ORCID, you can associate it with your IdHal. This will enable you to transfer your HAL deposits to your ORCID profile " Complete your ORCID file with your HAL deposits".
IdRef (Identifiants et Référentiels pour l'Enseignement supérieur et la Recherche) is a repository of authorities for French higher education, developed by ABES (Agence des Bibliothèques de l'Enseignement Supérieur).
The IdRef author identifier has been created to avoid problems of homonymy and name changes in ABES catalogs, and to facilitate the link between a contributor and his publications.
For researchers, an IdRef identifier is automatically assigned as soon as their thesis is defended and published on Theses.fr (i.e. it is created at the start of their scientific career), or as soon as they are identified as an author in one of the Higher Education catalogs.
To find out your IdRef, search for your name on www.idref.fr