ORCID is an acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID and provides individual identifiers for researchers. Those identifiers are unique and follow the researcher through his/her career regardless of name changes, changes in research institution, or move to another country. ORCID is an international not-for-profit organization whose goal is to simplify the connection between the individual researcher and her/his publications.
To register an ORCID is free and quickly done:
Registering for an ORCID [6:23]
What is ORCID? [4:16]