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Getting started with your ORCID record

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If you don't yet have an ORCID iD, register now — it's free and only takes 30 seconds.

Not sure why you need an ORCID iD? Learn more about what ORCID is and why having an ORCID iD is useful:

By adding just a few pieces of information to your ORCID record, you make it possible to distinguish your record and ensure your access to it.

Verify your email address

We request that you verify your email address to access key features of your ORCID record, such as adding items manually. To verify, click the verification link in your welcome email.

Click or copy and paste link to verify your email address

Verification is important to ORCID because it ensures that you have access to your record and allows us to contact you in the rare event that we need to send an urgent service announcement or other important notification.

Learn more about verifying your email address.

Add your current affiliation

Adding your education or employment affiliation helps distinguish you from other researchers who share your name but are affiliated with other institutions. You can also specify your title and department. 

Example of a current employment affiliation

Learn more about adding education and employment information to your ORCID record.

Add other versions of your name

Adding additional names you are known by helps identify you. Clicking on the pencil icon next to your name lets you edit the name you registered with as well as enter a published name — the name that you are most commonly known by, and the name that will be included at the top of your ORCID record.

You can also click on the pencil icon next to also known as to enter other names you have used. This can include your middle name(s), married names, initials, and names in different languages or scripts.

Learn more about editing your name and adding other names you are known by to your ORCID record.

Add additional email addresses

Ensure that you never lose access to your ORCID record by registering all of your email addresses on your account. Go to your Account settings, then select email and enter other email addresses you use.

Learn more about adding additional email addresses to your ORCID record.

Link your works

Easily import your publications and other research output to your ORCID record. Under the Works header, click add works, then Search & Link and select a tool to import your works automatically, or add them by hand. You'll be prompted to grant access to your ORCID record then taken to the member's website to select the works to add to your ORCID record.

If you're looking to import a large number of works at once, we suggest using the Scopus or Europe PubMed Central wizards.

Learn more about adding works to your ORCID record.

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