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Why do organizations use ORCID records?

ORCID records are used by more than 500 organizations globally, from national funders to professional organizations to research institutions and more.

These institutions use ORCID records because:

  1. The records can contain information about a wide array of scholarly activity from publications to peer review to affiliations to grants, and
  2. (Most importantly) the items in the ORCID record, and access to the information the record contained, are completely controlled by the researcher.

No one can get into your ORCID record without your permission, and you completely control who may see the information it stores.

Frequently Asked Questions about ORCID

  1. Is ORCID a commercial operation? Is ORCID run by publishers? How is ORCID governed?
  2. Where is ORCID located?
  3. How are new features decided?
  4. Does ORCID use my data to support advertising services?
  5. How does ORCID handle privacy?
  6. Is there a fee to register for an ORCID iD? Do I need to be a member to register?
  7. What are the ORCID principles?
  8. What does "ORCID" stand for?
  9. How do I stay in touch with the latest developments?
  10. Is ORCID interoperable with national, institutional, and other identity systems?
  11. What is the organizational structure of ORCID, Inc.?
  12. How do I become an ORCID member? Are there fees involved?
  13. What are ORCID's data security policies?
  14. What can I do if I have concerns about data in the Registry?
  15. What technology powers ORCID?
  16. What is the relationship between ISNI and ORCID?
  17. How do I or how does my organization get involved with ORCID?
  18. How often does ORCID hold community outreach meetings?
  19. What is the relationship between the ORCID Initiative and ORCID, Inc.?
  20. What is your data model?
  21. Can ORCID send a technician to help us with our implementation?
  22. Why isn’t there more metadata in the ORCID record? Do you support Dublin Core?
  23. Can we data-mine abstract or full text information through the ORCID API?
  24. Why aren’t ORCID records complete? Who curates ORCID records? Can ORCID de-duplicate my author database?
  25. How do you keep the ORCID Registry secure?
  26. How do I get the public data file?
  27. Why do organizations use ORCID records?
  28. Number of ORCID iDs

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