What does ORCID stand for?
The name ORCID was originally derived from Open Researcher and Contributor ID. However, this long form is no longer to be used, and ORCID is to stand as a proper name. Strictly speaking, ORCID refers to the organisation, ORCID iD to the identification number assigned by this organisation, and ORCID Record to the data set belonging to ORCID iD. Nevertheless, in practice, the terms are usually used synonymously for the identification number and the record together with their functions.