ORCID is a registry of researchers and scholars and their unique numerical identifiers. Its purpose is to distinguish scholars from one another (regardless of name variants) and provide those scholars with a means of linking to and sharing their research with others, including journal articles, data sets, multimedia projects, books, conference papers, funding sources, and patents. ORCID's goal is to provide one central service which eliminates a researcher's need to enter and re-enter the same data and information in different systems.

Register for an Account

  1. Navigate to and click “SIGN IN”.

  2. Click "Register now" 

  3. Fill out the required information. Note the following:
    1. In general, it is highly recommended to link an additional e-mail to your ORCID account to avoid losing account access. A good rule of thumb is to use a personal email account in addition to your UTDallas email.
    2. We recommend setting the visibility settings set to "Everyone" or "Trusted parties". See the section Privacy Settings for more information. 
  4. Check your email to complete the registration by verifying your email address. If you've added multiple emails, be sure to verify them in their respective platforms.

Link to UTDallas

  1. Navigate to and click “SIGN IN”
  2. Click the “Institutional account” option. Search for the University of Texas at Dallas and then click continue.

  3. A UTDallas prompt will appear; sign-in using your NetID and password. Your account is now linked!

Biography Details

Fill in biography details such as Employment, Education & Qualifications, Funding, Publications, and more. Providing detail is recommended because this information can be imported to other services such as eRA Commons, SciENcv, and more. We've highlighted a few important features:

Link Funding

Use ÜberWizard to import “your awarded grants from funders around the world, all in one easy-to-use wizard provided by ÜberResearch. ÜberResearch's integrated, continuously-updated data includes grants from funding organizations worldwide such as the NIH and NSF in the United States, the UK Research Councils and Wellcome Trust in the UK, the Austrian Research Council, and over fifty others.” Manually add research funding from other agencies and companies not covered by ÜberWizard. Be aware that some agencies and companies may not want their external funding disclosed.

Link Publications

ORCID keeps track of a user’s publications. This enables UT Dallas to have a list of current publications displayed on various web-pages. Select and link databases that are best aligned with your field of research. General databases to link to are ResearchID and Scopus.

Continue reading to see an example of how to link to a publication database such as Scopus. 

How to link ORCID to Scopus

ORCID will use your name to pull up possible matches in Scopus. Scopus will walk you through 6 steps to ensure that the correct author name is matched to the correct publications.

Privacy Settings

Researcher privacy is a fundamental principle of ORCID; you select the pre-defined privacy settings of your own ORCID record data.

ORCID provides three settings:

Note: You can change your privacy settings at any time.

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