ORCID : Professional ID

Trusted Organizations

It is highly recommended to use Trusted Organizations to populate your record whenever possible.  In many cases, your information can be automatically edited for you and will have the imprimature of the organization.  While these entries cannot be edited by the user, the user may still control the visibility and access to the information.

What is in an ORCID Record

The ORCiD entry screen

1. Your account name is identified on the top right of the screen. Use the dropdown to change your privacy settings and trusted organizations / individuals

2. Names. ORCID allows you attach multiple names to your account.  This is very handy if you have changed your name, authored using a pseudonym or abbreviated name, or use multiple given names.

3. E-mail. This is the email under which the record was created.  This cannot be edited from within the record. 

4. Websites and social links.  This is a great place to link a personal, social or departmental website addresses.

5. Other IDs. Link your ResearcherID and SCOPUS numbers here.

6. Keywords. Keywords are words or phrases which describe your research activities. Adding keywords can help people find you when searching the ORCID registry.

7. Countries. Add countries or locations to your ORCID record to highlight where you conduct your research or where your research is focused. You can add as many countries or locations as you want.

8. Biography. The biography field is a plain-text field. It is limited to 5000 characters.

9. Employment:  List formal positions that you have held in organizations.  The positions that are approved are: Faculty or staff, Postgraduate researcher; Intern; Society employee; Contractor; Other staff.  Trusted organizations are able to load employment information into records and would be identified on the record as the source of the information.

10. Education and Qualifications - Choose education to add information about an academic higher education program. This can be in progress or unfinished (no listed end date) and may include Undergraduate, Graduate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees.

You may also include qualifications such as professional and continuing education qualifications, professional and continuing education training, or professional and continuing education certifications.

11. Invited positions and distinctions - Describe formal relationships – outside of employment – between a person and an organization, such as a serving as an honorary researcher, a fellow, or being distinguished with an award or honorary degree.

12. Membership and service - Describe your membership in an organization, or your donation of time or other resources in the service of an organization.

13. Funding - Add information about grants, awards, or other types of funding that you have received to support your research.

14. Works - for more information click on  the "Your Worklist" tab.