Having an ORCID gives you the following benefits:
Additionally, ORCID is an open, non-profit and community-driven effort. Its registry offers an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current researcher ID schemes.
ORCID has the following limitations:
Use your ORCID ID!
Include your ORCID identifier on:
It is a good idea to link it to other identifiers such as ResearcherID and Scopus Author Profile. For example, when you submit a manuscript for publication with your ORCID attached to it and the paper gets published in a journal that is indexed in Web of Science or Scopus, the paper gets automatically added to your ResearcherID or Scopus Author Profile.
There are four ways to add works to your ORCID record yourself:
Contact your local Librarian for further advice.
You can exchange data between ORCID and ResearcherID, including your profile information and your publication list.
You can import publications associated with your Scopus Author ID.
ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to NCBI can populate their SciENcv profiles with the information stored in their ORCID accounts.