ORCID: Publish your Bibliography

Visibility of your Research output.

ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID

The visibility of personal research output is becoming increasingly important. It is regularly consulted during funding decisions and appointment procedures. Several commercial solutions (Scopus, Research ID, Google Scholar) exist.

ORCID, an open, non-profit, community-based online database is an important alternative that allows to maintain a publically accessible bibliography.

Signing up with ORCID creates a unique permanent identifier for the researcher. This digital ID is recognised by many journals and organisations and it can be integrated in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission. It ensures that published work is directly attributed to its authors.

ORCID is rapidly becoming the recognised standard for contributor identification in research and academic publishing. The Swiss National Science Foundation is considering to integrate ORCID into their grant submission system and SWITCH plans to base a future institution-independent Swiss Researcher ID on the ORCID registry.

The University of Fribourg recommends to take advantage of ORCID and register a personal ORCID ID.


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 Matthias Held
+41 26 300 73 40