ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent identifier for researchers. Your personal ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers, globally. It's free to register and lets you link all your research publications and other output to your identifier, to help maximise the impact of your research. In future, it will be possible to send publications metadata added in Discovery to ORCID and other systems without the need for you to re-enter information.
Reasons to have an ORCID ID
Creating and storing your ORCID ID within PURE means that your ID will be linked to your PURE profile and associated with your research outputs and activities.
Plans are in place to display your ID in Discovery, and to associate it with publications as they appear.
As an increasing number of universities, research funders and publishers adopt ORCID, having your ID within PURE will maximise the opportunity for system integrations in the future.
Step 1: In PURE
Step 2: In your email
To set up the export of content to ORCiD, select 'Authorise export of content to ORCiD' from the Personal overview screen:
You are then directed to an information screen advising what content will be exported:
Upon selecting 'Proceed', you will be asked to register or sign in to ORCID. You will then be asked to authorize or deny permission for your data to be transferred from Pure to ORCID.
Following the authorization, you will be re-directed to your Person editor screen, where it will be confirmed that the authorization was successful and the content was exported. Remember to save the record!
If you already have an ORCID ID, you can add it to your PURE record.
For more information and help with ORCID, contact the Discovery Team:
The ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor IDentifier) registry is managed by ORCID (Inc.), a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2010.
ORCID is dedicated to solving the name ambiguity problem by giving researchers and authors a single unique ID which works across the research landscape.
The work of ORCID is guided by an agreed set of principles.
ORCID operates internationally with its headquarters in Bethesda, USA.
More information on ORCID and its organisational structure is provided within their FAQs.
ORCID offer a range of privacy settings for you to choose from that can be applied to different parts of your record. These can be set within your account settings. Information set as 'private' is not shared with any third parties, including the University, unless you specifically delegate access.
Further information about how ORCID ensure the security of your data is available on their support pages.
Personalising your account
Once created, you can add biographical, education and employment history to your ORCID record by logging in on the ORCID website. This blog post from the ORCID team also explains what to do next to add or update your profile information.
Link with other identifiers
You can link other identifiers to your ORCID account. Scopus Author ID and Researcher ID are both ORCID compliant. You can use your ORCID to import records from Scopus and Web of Science to populate your profile. This makes sure all your outputs are visible and discoverable via a single route and lets you easily import data from these into ORCID.
Publish your ORCID ID on your outputs
Make sure you include your ORCiD ID when submitting a grant application or publication, and on datasets, research blogs, presentations, business cards and personal websites. This will help records become visible to ORCiD and in time will make it easy to import varied types of works to your ORCID profile automatically. It will also help transfer works information between systems that ORCID is connected to. See guidance on how to display your ORCID identifier.
You are now able to import your outputs from your ORCID profile into Researchfish, to then be able to attribute it to a grant.
The two accounts are now linked. Outputs added to your ORCID profile will be available for selection in Resaerchfish. In addition, grants from your Researchfish profile are added to your ORCID record.
(The illustration given here is included by kind permission of the University of Sheffield).