First of all, if you don't yet have an ORCID iD, register now, and come back here to get it set up.
Your ORCID iD is your unique identifier that distinguishes you and lets you claim credit for your work, while allowing you to control access to your data, no matter how many people have your same (or similar) name..
Allow trusted organizations to add data about your affiliations or other research outputs to your ORCID record. That way you can experience greater ease with an increasing number of manuscript submission and grant application forms that can be auto-populated when you log into their systems with your ORCID. You will spend less time re-entering your data!
When you registered, you received both an ORCID iD and an ORCID record, such as this one: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5727-2427.
Now let’s get started so you can actively use your ORCID — spend more time conducting your research and less time managing it!
1. Verify your email address
In order to access key features of your ORCID record, such as adding works manually, you are required to verify your email address. Verification ensures that you do have access to your record.
To verify your email address, click the verification link in your welcome email.
Learn more about verifying your email address.
2. Add your current affiliation
Adding your current education or employment affiliation helps distinguish you from other researchers who share your name but are affiliated with other institutions.
To add your employment affiliation, log into your ORCID record page and click on +Add on the Employment header.
To add your education, click on +Add on the Education and qualifications header and select Add Education.
Learn more about editing your name and adding other names to your ORCID record.
3. Add other versions of your name
Adding additional versions of your name helps identify you. On the Names section, click on the pencil icon to edit the name you registered with.
You can also enter a published name — the name that you are most commonly known by. This is the name that will be displayed at the top of your ORCID record.
Learn more about editing and adding other names to your ORCID record.
4. Add additional email addresses
Ensure that you never lose access to your ORCID record by registering all of your email addresses on your account.
- On your record page, you’ll find the Emails section on the left column. Click on the pencil icon to add other email addresses.
- Click on Add another email address and enter any other email address that you actively use. Follow that same process to add more than one backup email address to your account.
- Click on Save changes.
5. Link your works
Easily import your publications and other research output to your ORCID record or add them manually.
On the Works header, click +Add.
We highly recommend using the Search & Link option whenever possible. Works imported from other platforms have higher credibility than those added using the other options.
Learn more about adding works to your ORCID record.