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Make yourself, your research and your publications unique with persistens identifiers - ORCID iD for you, DOI for electronic objects, ISSN for journals and ISBN for books.

ORCID iD is a 16-digit number, which unambiguously identifies researchers and their publications irrespective of spelling and transliteration.

ORCID is a non-profit initiative supported by universities, academies, research funders, publishing houses and libraries worldwide.

Register your personal ORCID iD free of charge via You can add information about publications, education, jobs and funding to your profile.

  • Thanks to your ORCID iD both your research activities and your publications are more visible.
  • Academic workflows become easier and you save time because you have to make entries in fewer systems.
  • Often ORCID iDs are required when applying for funding or submitting manuscripts for publication.
  • Wherever you work, your ORCID iD stays with you throughout your career.

You can register and connect your ORICD iD via BORIS, the institutional repository of the University of Bern. This process only takes 30 seconds.

5 steps to register your ORCID iD:

  1. Log in to BORIS
  2. Click the ORCID tab
  3. Click the button «Connect your ORCID iD»
  4. Add/choose your email-address and password
  5. Click the button «authorize» – done. Now you can directly export your publications from BORIS to ORCID or vice versa.

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique and permanent identifier for digital objects, especially for scientific research publications.

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is an international Standard Number which unambiguously identifies journals and other serial publications.

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number,) is an internationale Standard Number which unambiguously identifies books, working papers and other similar publications.