Even if you have a relatively uncommon name that you intend to keep throughout your entire professional career, ORCID greatly simplifies the process of connecting you to the work you have done. For example, the authors of these two papers (1, 2) are different, completely unrelated, individuals- despite their similar names and the similarity of the subject material.
There are a variety of ways to register for an ORCID iD and link it to your Stanford credentials. Below, we have described the most straightforward.
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