I came across this piece about digital identifier ORCID (https://orcid.org/) written in 2018 by Rob Terry for TDR Global and am sharing it here with his knowledge.
I believe it will be of use to academics and others among HIFA members as it gives a clear illustration of what ORCID is and how it helps connect researchers and their research.
HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group
Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com