The University has just signed up to ORCiD. ORCiD gives a researcher a unique number that can be added to your papers and research grant applications, disambiguating yourself from others with a similar name.
The library and Research & Innovation will be starting a programme to help Canterbury researchers get an ORCiD membership, but there is nothing stopping you registering now. Many Canterbury researchers already have – well over 200.
The initiative is supported by most major publishers, funding institutions and research organisations.
(Oh, and its pronounced like the flower: “orchid”, not Orc ID.)