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ORCID: Registration

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


Registration for an ORCID ID takes less than 30 seconds!

  • Go to
  • 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; ORCID provides you with three settings: Public, Limited or Private


Information marked as "everyone" can be viewed by anyone who comes to the 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.

Trusted Parties

Information marked as "Trusted" 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 can also give permission to Trusted Parties to update your ORCID record. You can revoke this permission at any time.

Only Me

Information marked as "Only Me" 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.