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ORCID – Researcher Unique Identifiers

A useful news item in Nature on the introduction of a unique 16 digit digital identifier for every researcher that will help the accurate retrieval of an individual’s research output.  It has the potential to simplify the identification of a researchers’ non- conventional output such as blog posts, podcasts, presentations etc. along with conventional papers in journals and conference proceedings.  It will however rely on researchers registering for an ORCID number.

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