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ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier
A single author iD to unify your publications and connect with different research systems. The use of ORCID is mandated by the NRF. Stellenbosch University has an integration with ORCID. Please see the Library Guide on ORCID to read more and to connect your SU identity with ORCID. You can create your ID and link it to your SU identity at the same time, by following the link above.
This ID will be automatically added when you publish in a journal indexed by Scopus. Just make sure that you don't have different profiles under different name variants. If you do, please request Scopus to merge them.
It is important to deposit your research output to repostitories (institutional, subject specific) and make it openly available. It is often required by funders. At Stellenbosch University you may deposit to the SU institutional repository (SUNScholar) and the SU institutional research data repository (SUNScholarData).