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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

This guide will walk you through ORCID. It will provide information about ORCID, its purpose, and how to register and use it to distinguish you, your research and your publications. To access ORCID, visit ORCID.ORG

Sample ORCID Record

Profile Settings

Researcher privacy is a fundamental principle of ORCID: "Researchers control the defined privacy settings of their own ORCID record data."  ORCID provides you three settings: Public, Limited or Private


Information marked as "Public" can be viewed by anyone who comes to the website or consumed by anyone using the ORCID public API.  Data marked as public will also be included in the public data file posted annually by ORCID.


Information marked as "Limited" can be seen by any Trusted Parties that you have authorized to connect to your ORCID Record. These connections require explicit action on your part. You will be asked if you would like to make a specific connection, and once you have confirmed, the Trusted Party will be able to see information that you have marked as limited-access.


Information marked as "Private" can only be seen by you. It is also used by ORCID algorithms to help distinguish your identity from another person who may have a similar name, be in a similar field, or may be confused with you for other reasons. This information is not shared with others.

What ORCID Can Do For You

For more information on how ORCID can help researchers, click on the link below.

Linking ORCiD to SciENcv Profile

If you have a SciENcv profile set up with NCBI, you can link your ORCiD account to it and import your publications easily. Follow the steps listed on this page.