What is ORCID?
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is a global non-profit registry which provides researchers with a unique alpha-numeric identifier (an ORCID iD) plus a mechanism for linking research outputs to these identifiers.
How do I get an ORCID?
ACU Researchers should register via the ORCID webpage using the Personal Account option. Do not register or connect on behalf of another staff member. Your ACU email address and the password you choose will become your ORCID sign in details. If you ever want to change the email address or the password, this can be done via the ‘Account Settings’ tab on your ORCID record.
When will I use my ORCID?
When applying for a grant or submitting an article for publication with a funder or publisher that has integrated with the ORCID registry, connect your iD by logging in with ORCID. You can also add it to your CV and your email signature.
What are the benefits of having an ORCID?
What makes an ORCID different from other researcher IDs?
ORCID is an open, interdisciplinary initiative and allows greater linkage between researchers and their publications. It's being adopted worldwide by researchers, universities, funding organisations and publishers and can be integrated with institutional and publisher systems.
· You can import all publications associated with your Scopus or Researcher ID profiles into your ORCID profile
· Any publication where you include your ORCID iD will automatically be added to your Web of Science or Scopus profile
What about privacy?
Your name will appear in your ORCID account. The ORCID number will be freely available along with your name. This is so you can be associated with your publications and they can be attributed to you.
You control the privacy settings and can set items (other than the iD number and your name) to be visible only to everyone, trusted organisations, or only you. You can choose what information to keep private and what to make public on your ORCID account and can edit your name. You can add further information to other fields on your ORCID account if you choose: what information is made public and what remains private is up to you.
Who manages my profile?
You do. You can also allow a trusted individual to edit your profile on your behalf.
I have created an ORCID and edited my profile. What do I do now?
Let us know and we can forward your ORCID to the Research Office and incorporate it into Research Bank so it can be added to your profile. You can email Library Research Services
How can I find out if I already have an ORCID ID?
Search for your name in the ORCID registry. If you try to register with the same email address as before, ORCID will ask you to log in rather than register; at this stage you can request to reset your password for that email address. However if you register with a different email address, ORCID will assume you are a different person.
How do I add my ORCID iD to my email signature?
Copy your ORCID profile URL, then in Microsoft Outlook, click File>Preferences>Signatures and paste the ORCID URL into your standard signature. If you also want the ORCID icon, you can download it from the ORCID website.
What happens when I leave ACU?
Your ORCID ID travels with you - simply update your contact details.