Frequently Asked Questions ← Knowledge Base Where does information in the ORCID Registry come from? How are new features decided? How do you keep the ORCID Registry secure? Linking to Websites How do I get the public data file? What is my ORCID iD? What are auto-updates? Who may send a message to my ORCID Inbox to request permission to auto-update my ORCID record? Do I have to receive auto-updates to my record? Why do organizations use ORCID records? Different ways to sign into your ORCID Record An ORCID identifier is a really long number. How do I remember it? How can I be sure I don’t make a mistake entering it? I already have a public profile in another system, how is ORCID any different? Do researchers need to pay to use ORCID? Do I need to keep my ORCID record up to date? What information does ORCID store? Does ORCID store papers? Can I attach datasets and papers to my record? Does ORCID use my data to support advertising services? Who has access to my ORCID record? How do I access ORCID Registry information? What information is available to the community? Number of ORCID iDs How do I change the display language and the language of the messages I receive from ORCID?