ORCID ID is a unique identifier which enables your publications and other scholarly output from multiple sources to be linked with profiles across various platforms. It is now widely established with funders and publishers around the world.
ORCID have made it really quick and easy to get your unique ORCID identifier and to link it up to your other identifiers.
Step 1: REGISTER
Visit www.orcid.org/register and fill out their registration form
Found out you already have an account? Use the “forgotten password” link to reset your password.
Alternatively you may want to find out about Removing your additional or duplicateORCID ID
Step 2: ADD YOUR INFO
Once you have an ORCID ID it is really important to link it to other databases such as Scopus, Web of Science and PubMed and services such as Crossref. You can then import your publications from these sources into your ORCID profile.
On the MyORCID screen scroll down to 'Works' and under 'Add works' you will find an option for Search:
The process then depends on the source you choose, but it will take you through the steps necessary for you to give permission for sharing data and importing publications.
Scopus is particularly important as it is a source for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Setting up the ORCID link will take you through to review your publications on Scopus.
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Step 3: USE YOUR ORCID ID
Include your ORCID identifier, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work, as well as advertising it on profile webpages.