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Getting started with your ORCID record

Just getting started?

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? This video tells you what ORCID is all about.

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.

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 character sets. Find out more about names in the ORCID Registry here.

Link your works

Easily import your publications and other research output to your ORCID record. Under the Works header click on add works then 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 number of works at once, we suggest using the Scopus or Europe PubMed Central wizards. Find out more about adding works to your ORCID Record here.

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 account.

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