Now that you have an ORCiD we encourage you to use it to enhance your research profile. It can be just as, if not more, important than your email address.
A growing number of publishers are now requiring ORCiDs as highlighted by a recent Editorial in the Journal of Materials by C. Barry Carter & Christopher F. Blanford, entitled 'All authors must now supply ORCID identifiers' https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-0919-7
So make sure to include your ORCID when submitting:
articles to journal editors
grant applications to funding agencies
papers/presentations and posters to conference organizers
books and book chapters to publishers
research data to a repository.
as well as to any other research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.
The recommended format is http://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000, or just the 16 digits if you are adding it to an ORCID field in an online form.
Check out the other sections in this guide for more specific and detailed ORCiD functionalities and uses.
If you have any other ideas we would love to hear about them. Please email them to us at email@example.com and we will be happy to add it to the list.