ORCID : Professional ID

Trusted Organizations

When you connect your ORCID iD to another organization’s system, you will be asked to grant permission to that organization to interact with your ORCID account. For example, a publisher may request permission to get your ORCID iD when you submit a manuscript.

You decide whether to grant or deny permission to the organization. When you grant permission, that organization becomes a trusted organization and is listed in the Trusted parties section of your account settings.

Trusted Parties Screen

Trusted Individuals or Account Delegates

You can grant permission to one or more trusted individuals to update your ORCID record, acting as a delegate or proxy for managing your account. Other ORCID users can grant permission for you to update their records. A trusted individual does not need to be another researcher, but must have an ORCID iD.

Trusted individuals have access to your ORCID record, and will be able to edit any information on it, and make connections with external systems. For security reasons, a trusted individual may not edit anything that requires you to enter your ORCID password.  These include: adding email addresses, resetting your password, and deleting your account (which requires access to your email).

To grant access to a trusted individual, go to your account name, select Trusted parties, then Trusted individuals. In the search box, enter the ORCID iD, email address, or name of the person you want to make a trusted individual, then click Search ORCID for trusted individuals.

Adding a trusted individual

After you have added a trusted individual to your ORCID record, their name and ORCID iD will appear in the Trusted individuals section. To remove a trusted individual from your account, click Revoke access next to the name of the person you wish to remove.