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What's the difference between the Public and Member APIs?

The ORCID Member API is only available to organizations that have become ORCID members. The Member API allows members to authenticate researchers, access read-limited information, edit, and update ORCID records provided that they have first obtained the researcher's permission.

The Public API is available to anyone and can be used to authenticate researchers as well as search for and retrieve public data from researchers' ORCID records.

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