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ORCID for Researchers: Register and Manage Your ORCID

This guide provides information on Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID); a persistent identifier used for disambiguation of authors and as a way to connect a researcher to all their scholarly output.

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Types of Works ORCID Supports

ORCID records can display and link to a variety of research outputs, including: 

  • Books & book chapters, as well as reviews
  • Dissertations/Thesis
  • Journal articles
  • Magazine and newspaper articles
  • Manuals/handbooks
  • Reports (technical or otherwise)
  • Preprints
  • Conference papers, proceedings, posters, etc.
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Datasets, and more!

How-Tos

Add an additional email to your ORCID

Populating & Maintaining your ORCID

In order to get the full benefits of an ORCID,  you will need to fully populate and maintain the information in  your record. There are a couple different ways to do this:

  1. Manually. Once you register, you can manually add in your employment, research, and peer review information. 
  2. Import Works. ORCID offers Link Wizards to help you import your research outputs from a variety of systems including ResearcherID, Datacite, Crossref, and more. You can also import works from Google Scholar using a BibTex file.  

For more information on populating your ORCID, please see this guide and the links below. 

 

ORCID & Privacy

You are able to control the visibility of your ORCID profile at any time, including control over the visibility of the information, and control over which trusted organizations and trusted individuals ("trusted parties") can access your record to read, write, or update your information. While your ORCID iD is always publicly visibly, you can adjust visibility of the other portions of your profile. 

Public/Everyone

visibility setting set to everyone

This means that your information can be viewed/accessed by anyone who visits orcid.org.

Trusted Parties/Organizations

visibility settings set to trusted parties

This information is restricted to those organizations that you have labeled as trusted parties (those you have granted permissions to). While most of the time this is for organizations, you are also able to grant permissions to trusted individuals. For more information about trusted individuals see ORGIDs how to on adding a trusted individual.

Private

visibility setting set to only me

Information marked as private can only be seen by you or any trusted individuals (NOT organizations) that you have granted access to. This information is also used by ORCID for their algorithms when disambiguating persons.