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Add a trusted individual to your account

Welcome to ORCID > Visibility settings > Trusted parties > Trusted individuals

You can grant permission to one or more trusted individuals to update your ORCID record, acting as a delegate or proxy for managing your account. Other ORCID users can grant permission for you to update their records. A trusted individual does not need to be another researcher, but must have an ORCID iD.

Trusted individuals have access to your ORCID record, and will be able to edit any information on it, and make connections with external systems. For security reasons, a trusted individual may not edit anything that requires you to enter your ORCID password, including: adding email addresses, resetting your password, and deleting your account (which requires access to your email).

To grant access to a trusted individual, go to Account settings, then Trusted individuals. In the search box, enter the ORCID iD, email address, or name of the person you want to make a trusted individual, then click search.

Trusted individuals

If you enter an ORCID iD or email, a pop-up box will ask you to confirm that you want to add that user as a trusted individual by clicking Add.

Trusted individual

If you search for a trusted individual by name, a list of matching ORCID records will be listed. Click on Add next to the name of the user you wish to make a trusted individual, or click on the user's name to be taken to their ORCID record if you need to check that you have the right person.

Search for ORCID users to add as trusted individuals

After you have added a trusted individual to your ORCID record, their name and ORCID iD will appear in the Trusted individual section. To remove a trusted individual from your account, click delete ("trash can" icon) next to the name of the person you wish to remove.

Find out more about delegating control to a trusted individual.

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