ORCID: Publish your Bibliography

Visibility of your Research output.

ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier

ORCID is a not-for-profit organization, sustained by fees from member organizations. The work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that individual researchers own and control, and that distinguishes them from every other researcher throughout their career regardless of where they work, even if their name or research area changes, or if the name appears in different forms in different places.

Researchers can connect their iD with their professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. They can use their iD to share their information with other systems, ensuring they get recognition for all their contributions, saving them time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

Researchers benefit from centralizing the updated list of their publications in their ORCID profile and adding their ORCID iD in all communications (CV, web page, email signature...).

  • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) became ORCID member since 2017. the ID is displayed in the project database P3. For reporting purposes, researchers can import publications from their ORCID profile into mySNF. Projects funded by the SNSF can be added to the ORCID profile by means of a wizard. In addition, since spring 2020, scientists who have submitted a project in biology and medicine participate in the SNSF's pilot project for standardized CV- SciCV where ORCID iD is required to access the platform.
  • The H2020 programme of the European Commission specifies that “contributors should be uniquely identifiable, and data uniquely attributable, though identifiers which are  persistent, non-proprietary,  open  and interoperable (e.g. through leveraging existing sustainable initiatives such as ORCID for contributor identifiers and DataCite for data identifiers)”.
  • ORCID iD can now be linked to the Swiss edu-ID profile, the database for the identification of academic staff developed by SWITCH.

By entering their iD on their MyUnifr page, researchers can automatically update the list of their research publications on their directory web page and thus save time when entering information.

ORCID applies a principle of confidentiality and control guided by the researchers. As Unifr does not envisage the transfer of data from the researcher's personal page to ORCID, the exchange is only in the direction ORCID to Unifr.


FUTURA is a database containing information related to research activities (projects, publications, presentations) at Fribourg University.

  • The relevant information is captured and updated by the researchers.
  • The maintenance is assured by the Research Promotion Service.
  • The data is assembled in research groups, which are attributed to the university departments and faculties. This structure is visible under the menu item "Browse research groups".


FUTURA is part of the researchportal.ch of the Universities of Basel, Berne, Lucerne, St Gall, Svizzera italiana, Zurich and the ETH Zurich.

Contact person - Questions regarding FUTURA account

Ms. Tatjana Matic

Contact person:

Dr Eliane Abou-Mansour
+41 26 300 71 04