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Add a trusted individual to your ORCID record

This article describes how to add a trusted individual who can access your ORCID record. For information on how to access a record as a trusted individual see: Access a record as a trusted individual.



The trusted individual (delegate) feature is used to grant permission to another ORCID user to update your ORCID record on your behalf. 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
  • Deleting your account (requires access to your email)

Watch this video to learn how and why to give someone you trust access to your ORCID record.

Grant access to a trusted individual

To grant access to a trusted individual (delegate) go to your Account Setting when you are logged into your ORCID record.

Under Account Settings, scroll down to the Trusted individuals section.

Note, a trusted individual must have an ORCID iD. 

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

If you search for a trusted individual by name, a list of matching ORCID records will be listed. Click on the Add button 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. 

Manage your trusted individual list

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 the trash can icon next to the name of the person you wish to remove.

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