Researcher control of ORCID records is one of ORCID’s core principles.
You register for your own ORCID iD, and you always have complete control over your ORCID record, including what information is connected to your iD; what is publicly available, private, or shared with trusted third parties; which third parties you share information with; and whether/how often you wish to receive updates from ORCID (learn more about visibility settings). This helps ensure trustworthy connections between you and your contributions and affiliations. Learn more about user control over who sees what.
Signing in (authentication) ensures that only you can access your ORCID record, and enables you to control permissions to obtain your iD and the data in your record. Learn more about the importance of opt-in, and the ORCID Trust program.
Can someone else create an ORCID iD for me?
Only you can create your own iD. We put you in control by establishing processes and policies for an iD to be created only by the individual that it represents. This helps ensure high-fidelity connections between you and your contributions and affiliations. See the ORCID Trust Program for more information.
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