ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent, unique, open, digital identifier for researchers.
Your personal 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.
Once set up your ORCID iD will then be displayed in your public profile on Discovery Research Portal which will link out to your ORCID record, and associated 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.
ORCID offer a range of visibility 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.
Meet Sofia and Li - they are preparing to submit an article on renewable and sustainable energy technology.
A growing number of publishers now allow Single Sign-On with an ORCID iD, which reduces password fatigue for researchers, among many other benefits.
Li remembers he used to have one, while working as a professor at another university.
He recalls that he decided to register for one in order to disambiguate himself from his peers.
But that was a long time ago and he can’t remember his password or email, not to mention he no longer has access to that email.
Do you have a similar issue? Well, don't worry! Visit ORCID to reset your password.
Here's the page to help you reset your password.
If you have an active account but haven’t checked it in a while, you may discover you never filled in your record after signing up. Just like Sofia, your account may be practically blank!
When Sofia signs in, she discovers that some of the fields, like her Biography, Employment, Education & Qualifications, and Funding, are blank!
But it’s not a problem; she can fill in a lot of those fields right away.
The few minutes it takes her to do this will save her loads of time down the line and will ensure she and her work is easily discoverable throughout her career.
And so Sofia starts by pulling up a recent document containing her biography. She simply copies and pastes.
She also remembers that she can update her employment details. This way, anyone searching for her can easily confirm who she is.
Sofia currently works at New Arizona State University and if this organization is on the drop-down list, ORCID will automatically fill in the city and state for her.
Once filled, she can decide to keep this information private, available to only chosen organizations, or public so that it can be re-used by other websites. She can set the privacy for every item in her record.
And of course, she can’t forget where she earned her degrees. So, she decides to continue to the Education and Qualifications section to add her PhD in Computer Science.
To wrap it up, Sofia decides to add one more detail, with plans to complete the rest later. She heads over to the Works section. Using the Search and Link wizard, she finds one of her old articles in Crossref Metadata Search and then authorizes it.
Her ORCID record now has a lot of useful information!
She then remembers Li having trouble logging in and decides to add another email to her record - her permanent one - so she’ll always have access to her record.
As the last step, Sofia sets a reminder to update her ORCID record at the start of every quarter.
A couple of months later, Sofia and Li’s article is published.
They are delighted to discover the article ‘magically’ appears on their ORCID records, courtesy of the publisher’s ORCID integration. Fantastic!
So, you see! Updating your ORCID record is easy. Let’s get started.
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 Researchfish. In addition, grants from your Researchfish profile are added to your ORCID record.