Crossref and DataCite are non-profit organizations that work with publishers to provide unique identifiers (digital object identifiers, or DOIs) for publications and datasets.
For more on auto-updates see the ORCID blog:
- Auto-update has arrived: ORCID records move to the next level! (25 October 2015)
- New Functionality Friday: Auto-update your ORCID record (21 November 2014)