Congrats! You now have an ORCID identifier. And now you’re on your way to having an ORCID profile, too.
Next, you’ll fill out your ORCID profile so that others can verify who you are, and also learn more about you.
First, add links to your Google Scholar, your personal website, and any other websites where you’ve got a scholarly profile.
Are you a traditional scientist, who writes only papers and the occasional book chapter? ORCID can track ‘em. Are you instead a cutting-edge computational biologist who releases datasets and figures for your thesis, as they are created? ORCID can track that, too. Not a scientist at all, but an art professor? You can import your works using ORCID.
ORCID will even start importing information about your service to your discipline soon!
Once you have your ORCID name, you can update your profile:
To connect to other identifiers and indices:
Finally, add your education credentials and employment history that might not have imported when you connected other services.
Under each section, click the “Add” button, fill out as much descriptive information as you’re comfortable sharing, choose the level of privacy you’d prefer under the “Visibility” section in the upper right of the pop-up box (or bottom of the list), and then click “Save Changes” to commit it to your profile.
It’s possible that not all of your publications and other works will have imported. You can add them in three ways:
If any duplicate records were imported with the Mendeley sync or BibTeX import, you can delete them by clicking the trashcan icon next to the duplicate work’s title.
Once they’re connected, you can easily push information back and forth between services–meaning that a complete ORCID record will allow you to automatically import the same information to multiple places, rather than having to enter the same information over and over again on different websites.
And new services are connecting to ORCID every day, sharing information across an increasing number of platforms–repositories, funding agencies, and more!