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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. 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?

  • Search ORCID to check if you already have one. If you do, sign in            
  • Register for a personal account and complete your profile 
  • To login to ORCiD using your UMass NetID, link your personal ORCID account to your UMass Amherst NetID by clicking the Access through your institution button

"Access through your institution"

Maintain Your Profile

  • 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, 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.
  • 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


  • ORCiD provides extensive help
  • Information about being a "trusted individual" on someone else's account. 
  • Grant applications may require an ORCID iD
    • The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation require a biosketch from SciENcv with grant applications
    • SciENcv and ORCiD are integrated and using your ORCiD iD to populate your biosketch creates a more streamlined workflow. Read about SciENcv and ORCiD work together for NIH and NSF grant applications and check out this tutorial: