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Open Researcher and Contributor iD
A tool that offers a solution to the author name and misidentification by providing a persistent unique iD’s for researchers.
Benefits of having an ORCID iD
- Avoid misidentification
- Facilitate 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
- Short video on ORCID
Updating your ORCID profile
- Add websites and social links to your ORCID - this can be Google Scholar, ResearchGate, research data, Linkedin, supervised work, repository profile, Academia.edu, Semantic scholar, blog, website, laboratory. etc
- How to add other identifiers?
- Add publications by direct import from other systems
- Add publications from Google Scholar by importing works from a BibTeX file
- Add publications manually
- Add publications using an identifier
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, Academia.edu 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
- A 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, , Academia.edu, Semantic scholar, blog, website, laboratory, and more
- See how others have added websites and social links in their ORCID profiles 1, 2, 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: