Only you can create your own iD. We put you in control by establishing processes and policies for an iD to be created only by the individual that it represents. This helps ensure high-fidelity connections between you and your contributions and affiliations; see the ORCID Trust Program for more information.
Historically, ORCID also provided an option for members to create ORCID records on behalf of their employees and students, including obtaining an ORCID identifier, populating the record with data, and setting the initial visibility settings. We have been phasing this option out since late 2015 and expect the small number of members who still use this process to discontinue it by the end of March 2017. If your organization has created a record for you, you will be unable to create another record using the same email address, but you can claim the existing record. Please contact contact ORCID Support at http://orcid.org/help/contact-us for help with this process, or for other questions or concerns about an ORCID record that has been created for you by your organization.