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Researcher Profiles and Identifiers: Improving Research Visibility and Impact: ORCID


 Open Researcher and Contributor iD

A tool that offers a solution to the author name and misidentification by providing persistent unique iD’s for researchers.

Benefits of having an ORCID iD

  • Avoid misidentification
  • Facilitate the interoperable exchange of information – integrates with numerous bibliographic databases, platforms, profiling tools, manuscript submission systems, funders grant workflows, research repositories
  • iD is linked to all research activities
  • Scholarly work is discovered
  • Identification by potential collaborators
  • Sharing of iD with others 
  • Another added benefit is the ORCID advancement has been integrated with numerous systems
  • More benefits for researchers 
  • Watch this short video on ORCID 

Updating your ORCID profile

How to create an ORCID account?

Step 1: ORCID account

  • Create an ORCID account
  • Add additional names under "also known as" 
  • Add and link websites and social links – this allow researcher to add and link to social media pages like personal websites, Google Scholar, Figshare, ResearchGate, Linkedin, and more
  • Add emails and make them visible to the public
  • Short videos on how to: Register for your ORCID , Edit your name on ORCID
  • The manual provides steps in creating an ORCID account 
  • This guide provides illustrative examples on how to add publications to your ORCID account
  • Register for an ORCID account 

Step 2: Add personal information

  • Add biography
  • Add affiliation (i.e. employer)  
  • Add academic credentials like education, qualifications, achievements
  • Add funding information
  • Add membership or service association
  • short video oh how to add personal information

Step 3: Add works or publications into your ORCID 

Add works or publications from Scopus to ORCID 

  • Use the search and link wizard ( watch the video below)
  • Publications can be pulled from a number of databases like Crossref, DataCite, Scopus/Elsevier and more
  • Connect ORCID account with Scopus account and import publications from Scopus to ORCID.
  • Here is How to add publications from Scopus into ORCID
  • Notes from the guide provide illustrative examples on how to add publications from Scopus
  • WATCH this video

Add works or publications from Google Scholar to ORCID

  • Follow the steps in this Guide
  • Please note the file downloaded from Google Scholar will be listed under downloads

How to add works or publications manually?

  • Follow the easy steps in this guide

Step 4: Reset ORCID password, update ORCID records and delete duplicate ORCID iD

Step 5: Add personal websites to your ORCID profile

  • Add websites and social links to your ORCID
  • Add all your personal website like repository profile (Thesis/dissertation, articles, books....), Google Scholar, ResearchGate, research data from Figshare, Linkedin, supervised work, ,, Semantic scholar, blog, website, laboratory, and more
  • See how others have added websites and social links in their ORCID profiles 12, 3, 4....

Step 6: Add ORCID iD icon and link to your email signature

  • Sign in on ORCID, scroll to Display formats and copy the full green ORCID circle icon, Example:  
  • Right-click and copy the ORCID icon and paste it into your email signature
  • Copy the ORCID URL and paste it next to the icon
  • Click save changes
  • An email signature with ORCID icon and link will look like this: