ORCID is a not for profit organisation that assigns digital identifiers to scholars. The aim of this is to help uniquely identify them as authors of outputs such as articles, datasets and more.
Imperial College London is member organisation of ORCID.
For information on the ORCID organisation and global project, see the ORCID webpages,
To read about the ORCID pilot undertaken at Imperial in 2015 as a pilot institution, find the Imperial report published by Jisc.