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Access a record as a trusted individual

This article describes how to manage a record after you have been made a trusted individual, for information on how you can add trusted individuals to your account see: Add a trusted individual.

Access a record as a trusted individual

If a user has added you as a trusted individual to their ORCID record, you will receive an email notification that you are now a trusted individual if you have opted to receive notifications about changes to your record.

Once you have been added as a trusted individual, you will see an additional option when you log into your own ORCID Record. Under your name you will see the heading Switch account.

Clicking on Switch account will list the records that you may manage. If you do not see the name and ORCID iD for the person whose record you would like to manage, you can search for it or click the More... link to be taken to a page with all the records for which you have been made a trusted individual. If the name is still not available, the owner of the record may need to add you to their trusted individual list (please contact the ORCID record holder).

Once you have selected an account to manage from the Switch account menu, you will be taken to that user's ORCID record, where you can make changes to the record in the same way you would on your own account. When you are done managing the record, click Switch account again for an option to switch back to your own record.

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