Publishing and Archiving

TIB supports scientific institutions and scholars by providing a reliable, cross-media research infrastructure. This infrastructure includes services related to the publication and the DOI registration of scientific work or reports, research data and specialist information in other formats such as 3D models. In addition, TIB operates a digital preservation system, and provides services and consultation on the topic of Open Access.


The TIB offers a comprehensive range of services and consultation for scientists and research institutions on the subject of PIDs and metadata. More

Open Access

TIB supports Open Science, and works to promote a sustainable Open Access strategy that ensures quality. More

TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives

The TIB safeguard all own documents of archival value and those of Leibniz Universität Hannover. Mehr

Tips for researchers and authors

What is ORCID?

The ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) ​​is a unique identifier for researchers. It enables the correct assignment of publications and other research output to authors, even if there is a change of name or for people with the same or similar names, and it makes it easier to maintain publication lists. With the help of ORCID not only works can be clearly assigned to a person, but also affiliations to organizations and contributions to other works can be documented. ORCID profiles are created by the authors themselves, they also decide which profile information is visible and which is not. In addition to the publication metadata, a short biography, the institutional affiliation and academic positions can be added. ORCID is non-commercial, cross-platform and can be linked and synchronized with various services.

An ORCID iD consists of 16 digits, which are displayed in groups of four, the last digit is a check digit. It is usually given as a URL:

Create your ORCID iD in four steps:

  1. Create an ORCID in 30 seconds:
  2. Complete your ORCID profile and define your privacy settings
  3. Generate your publication list (by import through e.g. CrossRef, Web of Science, etc.)
  4. Done!

Advantages of ORCID

  • Unambiguous identification and assignment of publications
  • Creation of a publication list and automatic maintenance of the list
  • simplifies communication with publishers, third-party funders and for applications
  • high level of data protection