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ORCID: Registration

Open Researcher and Contributor ID provides a persistent digital identifier for researchers

Registration

Registration for an ORCID ID takes less than 30 seconds!

  • Go to https://orcid.org/register
  • Fill in the required fields
  • Choose the privacy setting you want to have (you can change them later too)
  • Accept Terms of Use (you might want to read them)
  • Done!

You will be provided with a 16-digit number, expressed as a URI, - this is your ORCID ID.

Manage your account

Under Account Settings you can change your email address, password, and personal information.

Researcher privacy is a fundamental principle of ORCID: "Researchers control the defined privacy settings of their own ORCID record." ORCID provides you with three settings: Public, Limited or Private

Public

Information marked as "Public" can be viewed by anyone who comes to the ORCID.org website or consumed by anyone using the ORCID public API. Data marked as public will also be included in the public data file posted annually by ORCID.

Limited

Information marked as "Limited" can be seen by any Trusted Parties that you have authorised to connect to your ORCID Record. These connections require explicit action on your part. You will be asked if you would like to make a specific connection, and once you have confirmed, the Trusted Party will be able to see information that you have marked as limited-access. You can also give permission to Trusted Parties to update your ORCID record. You can revoke this permission at any time.

Trusted Party:

"A core ORCID principle is that you control the privacy settings of your ORCID record and with whom you share information.  For this purpose, ORCID allows you to select Trusted Parties from your ORCID Record. ... Only ORCID member organisations may serve as Trusted Parties, meaning they have agreed to the ORCID privacy policies and member terms." 

Private

Information marked as "Private" can only be seen by you. It is also used by ORCID algorithms to help distinguish your identity from another person who may have a similar name, be it in a similar field, or may be confused with you for other reasons. This information is not shared with others.

Registration page

ORCID Registration

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