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About ORCID and managing your ORCID ID profile



Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) 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 for assistance.

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

ORCID Sign In/Register

  • 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"

  • Type in your affiliation or search for University of Massachusetts Amherst. Once you login to ORCID with your NetID, it will prompt you to link your personal ORCID account to your institutional record
  • Update your notification preferences, grant permissions to other systems that use ORCID, link other email accounts, download your data, etc.
  • Add information to your record manually, and/or link to import works from other trusted organization systems (CrossRef, DataCite, etc.)
  • Add your ORCID identifier to your:
    • web page,
    • social media profiles,
    • email signature, and
    • other researcher profile systems.
  • Use your ORCID identifier when you submit:
    • publications,
    • grant applications
    • peer reviews, and
    • contribute to research workflows.
  • See Six Ways to Make Your ORCiD ID Work for You from ORCiD
  • ORCiD provides extensive help
  • 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: