Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: May 16, 2024     Views: 4378

ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale.

An ORCID iD is a free, unique identifier for researchers to use alongside their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. An ORCID iD is designed to be a career-long identifier and remains with you regardless of institution or country and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.

To register for an ORCID iD:

  1. Go to
  2. Complete the online registration form and tick the checkbox to accept the 'Terms of Use' then use the 'Register' button to complete this process.
  3. A verification email will be sent to the email account entered in the registration form. Click on the 'Verify your email address' button in the email to validate your ORCID profile.
  4. Once you have signed in to your profile, update your ORCID visibility settings to 'Everyone'as this will be useful when you wish to connect with Trusted Organizations.

Adding  or updating your research activities

In your ORCID record, add or update your research activities in the following fields:

a) Employment
b) Education or qualification
c) Invited position or distinction
d) Membership or service
e) Funding information

Updating your ORCID Affiliations, will:

  • Present all your research activities and research outputs on one platform
  • Increase your profile to the global research community and therefore increase the discoverability of your research outputs
  • Minimise manual and repetitive data entry
  • Provide increased accurate tracking of your citations and other recognition of your research.

Note: If you already have an ORCID account, refer to the ORCID help page for assistance.

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