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About ORCID and managing your ORCID ID profile

ORCID Member Organization

About ORCiD and Your ORCiD ID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) iD is a free, unique, persistent, and universal digital identifier that reliably connects you with your scholarly outputs (articles, chapters, data sets, grants, peer reviews, etc.) through a transparent and trustworthy system. Your ORCiD ID has an associated profile for you to share your biographical statement, keywords, employment, education, funding, professional activities, works and more! Learn more about the ORCID non-profit organization.

The Libraries offer consultations on ORCID and its integration with other platforms, such as NIH, NSF (SciENcv) and other funders. Contact Christine Turner (, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for assistance.

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Why Get an ORCiD ID?

How Do You Get an ORCiD ID?

"Access through your institution"

Maintain Your Profile

  • Set your account visibility to "everyone" so your profile information can be widely viewed. You can also manage the visibility of specific item data.
  • Allow trusted organizations, such as a publisher, funder or your institution, to update your profile with works, peer review, funding, employment information, etc. so you don't have to! (you can remove a trusted organization at any time in your account settings)
  • Authorize Crossref and/or DataCite – the main DOI providers for research publications – to automatically update your record whenever you publish a journal article or dataset. 
  • Use the ORCID Search & Link tools to add existing works to your record. You can import information from some of the biggest databases, like Crossref Metadata Search, ResearcherID (Web of Science), and ScopusID; from discipline specific databases like Europe PubMed Central and the MLA International Bibliography; and country and/or language-specific databases such as Airiti, KoreaMed, and Redalyc.
  • Import works, including Google Scholar citations, using BibTex Import Tool.
  • Add Funding information to your profile, using the DimensionsWizard or manually.
  • Update your notification preferences
  • Link other email accounts

Use Your ORCiD ID

  • Manage your visibility settings so your profile is public. You can keep any discrete item in your record private. Your ORCID profile is not useful if no one can see it!
  • Provide your ORCID identifier on your web page, social media profiles, email signature and other researcher profile systems. Create a QR Code for your ORCiD ID. You can find code for your ORCID ID in your account settings under "sharing"
  • Use your ORCID identifier when you submit publications, grant applications and contribute to research workflows
  • Download your data

Resources & Workshops

  • ORCiD provides extensive help
  • Information about being a "trusted individual" on someone else's account. 
  • Virtual workshop:

Tools for Managing Your Scholarly Identity: Building & Maintaining Your ORCiD Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a free, unique, persistent and universal digital identifier that improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs. Think of it as a digital curriculum vitae (CV) that you can share across the globe. Many publishers and funders require it. For those who have an ORCiD ID (, this workshop provides dedicated time to review and expand your profile with librarian guidance.

Note #1: ORCID registration is required for doctoral dissertation and masters theses submissions to ScholarWorks.

Note #2: We encourage you to obtain an ORCiD ID before the workshop. Guidance is available:

Proposed for grad students, faculty and staff

Facilitated by Christine Turner

Register for Monday, February 26th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register for Wednesday, March 13th from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Register for Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.