The support.orcid.org website is on a UserVoice platform that has a different privacy policy from our other sites. You may view the details at http://support.orcid.org/tos
X

Why aren’t ORCID records complete? Who curates ORCID records? Can ORCID de-duplicate my author database?

Researcher control of their record is a core ORCID principle. This means that individuals manage their own ORCID record and the connections between it and their works and affiliations. They decide whether to register, when to use their identifier, and what information to connect to their record. 

Individuals can grant permission to ORCID member organizations to read their ORCID record and/or add information on their contributions and affiliations. We suggest that organizations involve researchers in this curation process, by creating Search and Link wizards to content databases

Organizations can also use the ORCID API to obtain public information to assist with their de-duplication efforts.

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

Feedback and Knowledge Base