Frequently Asked Questions ← Knowledge Base Where does information in the ORCID Registry come from? How are new features decided? How do you keep the ORCID Registry secure? Names in the ORCID Registry Linking to Websites Account settings Closing an ORCID Account Register for an ORCID iD About the ORCID Sandbox How do I get the public data file? What is my ORCID iD? What if I have two ORCID iDs? What are auto-updates? Who may send a message to my ORCID Inbox to request permission to auto-update my ORCID record? Do I have to receive auto-updates to my record? Why do organizations use ORCID Records? Different ways to sign into your ORCID Record An ORCID identifier is a really long number. How do I remember it? How can I be sure I don’t make a mistake entering it? I already have a public profile in another system, how is ORCID any different? Do researchers need to pay to use ORCID? Do I need to keep my ORCID record up to date? What information does ORCID store? Does ORCID store papers? Can I attach datasets and papers to my record? Does ORCID use my data to support advertising services? Who has access to my ORCID record? How do I access ORCID Registry information? What information is available to the community?