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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Taken from https://www.bibliotek.dtu.dk/english/servicemenu/publish/publishing/orcid/faq)