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ORCID for Researchers: ORCID @ NOAA

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.


Do you have more questions about ORCID? Would you like help setting up or  updating your ORCID? We are here to help! Join us every Tuesday from 2-3:30pm ET for our Library Office Hours (via Google Meet). You can ask questions about ORCID, the NOAA IR, publishing, Section 508, and more!


The original NSPM33 can be found via the White House Archives, however, implementation guidance has been developed by the Biden Administration via OSTP. 

Policies, Guidelines & Best Practices

NOAA is currently working to establish formal ORCID polices related to the National Security Presidential Memorandum: Supported Research and Development National Security Policy (NSPM-33). The memo directs action to strengthen protections of United States Government-supported Research and Development (R&D) against foreign government interference and exploitation and includes steps to ensure that researchers with significant influence on the United States R&D enterprise fully disclose information that can reveal potential conflicts of interest and conflicts of
commitment through the use of digital persistent identifiers (DPI). As part of NOAA's response to this memorandum, the NOAA Central Library has contracted with the Department of Energy to join the U.S. Government Federal ORCID Consortium; a program that provides a long list of member benefits as well as a community of practice with other federal research agencies. 

In the interim, it is recommended that all NOAA employees (federal and contract) should make sure they have an ORCID established and updated. Additionally, it is recommended that authors grant read/write permissions to NOAA as an organization. Long-term the NOAA Central Library, will be able to automatically update NOAA author records with new NOAA IR submissions, as well as be able to harvest publications directly from author profiles. For more information on this, see the section below on Trusted Organizations.

Trusted Organization Permissions

You are able to connect your ORCID with another organization's system (i.e., the NOAA Institutional Repository, Datacite, etc.). When doing this you will be asked to grant permission to that particular organization to interact with your ORCID profile. You have control over which organizations you grant permissions to, and you are able to revoke these permissions at any time. When permission is granted to an organization it becomes a Trusted Organization  and is added to that section of your profile (in the account settings). 

You can grant the following permissions to organizations: 


Permission What they are asking permission to do
Get your ORCID ID Get your verified ORCID iD, which they can store and use in their systems and workflows, and read items on your record marked as visible to everyone.
Read your limited access information Get your verified ORCID iD, and read items on your ORCID record that are set to be visible to everyone or just to trusted parties -- trusted organizations or trusted individuals. (Note: no one other than you or a trusted individual can read items that you have set to be visible to only you.)
Add or update your research activities

Get your verified ORCID iD, and add affiliation (employment, education, qualification, award, honors, membership, service), research resources, funding, works, and peer review items to your ORCID record.

The organization can also update or delete any items they have added. They cannot edit or delete items added by other trusted parties or by you.

Add or update your biographical information

Get your verified ORCID iD, and add biographical information to your record. This includes other names you are also known as, external identifiers, website links, country or region, and keywords. It does not include updating your biography.

The organization can also update or delete any items they have added. They cannot edit or delete items added by other trusted parties or by you.