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ORCID and other Researcher Profiles


Welcome to the ORCID and other Researcher Profiles Guide. Author profiles and identifiers can be used to:

  • make your work more discoverable to the world
  • make you more identifiable to potential collaborators
  • differentiate your work from the work of other author's with similar names;
  • quickly and efficiently locate metrics such as citation counts and your H-index for all your publications;
  • promote your research to others

What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)  is an registry of unique identifers for researchers and scholars that is open, non-profit, global, transparent, mobile and community-based. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages across all of your professional activities.

ORCID provides two core functions:

  • a registry where you can obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities
  • APIs that support system-to system communication and authentication

ORCID is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier, manage their record of outputs and activities, and search for others in the registry.


As a member of the Australian ORCID Consortium, ACU has access to ORCID APIs that allow ORCID integration across multiple enterprise systems.ACU Library encourages all researchers and RHD students to register for an ORCID. When you have registered please let us know! We can then integrate your ORCID into our systems.

Creating your ORCID

1. Register for an ORCID at

2. Add details under Biography, Employment, and Funding by clicking the Add tab.

3. You can add details for your works by clicking Add works, then Search and link. This allows you to link your ORCID with a veriety of providers, including ANDS, CrossRef, DataCite, Researcher ID and Scopus.

Add publications to your ORCID record

Once you have created your ORCID account you can add your works to your profile. 

These can be:

  • Publications (journal articles, books, reports, theses, newspaper articles, websites, working papers etc.)
  • Conference materials (paper, abstract, poster)
  • Intellectual property (patents, licenses, registered copyrights)
  • Other materials (datasets, technical standards, artistic performances etc.)

Publications, datasets, and other materials can often be imported to your ORCID profile by using the ORCID import wizards.  

ORCID import wizards are available for:

You can import publications into ORCID from your Google Scholar Profile using a BibTex file. Publications can also be added to your ORCID profile manually.

Guides to linking your ORCID iD

A short video introduction

Benefits for researchers

Eliminates name ambiguities: An ORCID ID enables you to easily distinguish yourself and assure that your work is attributed only to yourself.

Saves time by reducing repetitive data entry. As ORCID is becoming increasingly implemented into other systems, the reuse of profile or publication data is being facilitated more easily. 

Improves discoverability as you easily and uniquely associate your identity to your outputs and activities.

Provides a comprehensive list of all outputs and activities in one place, including outputs like datasets, peer review activities and more.

Adding information to your ORCID record

Guides to setting up your ORCID iD

Provide personal information

You may wish to add further personal and professional information about yourself. This is not a requirement, but it can help to raise your visibility

  • Names: Add different variants of your name so that all of your work can be found
  • Biographical information: such as education and employment history
  • Professional affiliation: This helps anyone searching for your name to know it's you
  • Keywords: these describe your research interests
  • Websites: add links to other systems that you use, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearcherID, blog, personal or institution website
  • Email: you can provide alternative email addresses

You can choose different privacy settings for all entries individually.

Adding grants to your ORCID record

It is also possible to add grant data manually to your ORCID record.

Need Help

Contact your Librarian if you have an ORCID question or,

Browse the ORCID FAQs or,

See these Step by Step Instructions from ORCID