ReseacherID & the ORCID Initiative

Clarivate Analytics is a founding member of the ORCID initiative, having worked closely with the organization since inception in 2009 to develop and define the principles for this program.

As ORCiDs begin to embed themselves in the research community, we are working to embed them across our products, providing integrated continuity for the use and access of this information.

Even if a researcher has an existing ORCiD, it’s important that it be linked to his/her Web of Science ResearcherID for a proper trail of information down the road and to enhance the data on their ORCiD. 

For example, we use ResearcherID and the advanced Web of Science Group technology to:

  • help researchers easily build their researcher profiles on Publons
  • surface times cited data from the Web of Science Core Collection
  • automatically search for missing article metadata and update publication records
  • update distinct author sets and article records across Web of Science


Researchers can send curated and improved data to ORCiD by linking their ORCiD ID with Publons to import and export publication data, and export verified peer review data. 

This underscores the importance of having a ResearcherID (and connecting it to ORCiD).