This is the first of 10 challenges to work through over the next two weeks. Each message contains one activity to help you take control of your online scholarly presence and better understand and communicate the impact of your research. Each activity should take between 5 and 30 minutes.
In week one (days 1-5) we will focus on managing your online scholarly identity: how others find you and your work on the web. Let's get started!
First up, the Day 1 challenge: Register your ORCID and connect it to your University of Michigan identity.
An ORCID is a unique 16-digit researcher ID number associated with you (such as: 0000-0001-5083-7835). The term ORCID also refers to the registry of all such numbers, which makes it possible to unambiguously associate publications, funding, and other information with the correct person.
(Source: U-M Library Research Guide on ORCID)
Note: if you are doing this task from off-campus, you will need to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you have not already done so, please follow the instructions from ITS to set up your VPN access. When you connect to the VPN, choose "UMVPN - Tunnel all traffic." Now you should be able to follow the steps below to register your ORCID.
1. Follow this link to the U-M Research Identifier Management System and click on the “Create or Connect your ORCID iD” button
2. This will take you to the ORCID website sign-in page. Select “Institutional Account.” Type in "University of Michigan" or select it from the dropdown menu.
3. If this is the first time you’re connecting to ORCID from your University of Michigan account, you’ll see a message from U-M, which summarizes the information U-M will be providing to ORCID on your behalf. Click "Confirm."
4. Next, you’ll see a page from ORCID acknowledging that you’re logged into the ORCID website with your U-M credentials and inviting to continue connecting. If you are registering an ORCID for the first time, click “Register for an ORCID iD.”
This is all that needs to happen right now: your ORCID is now registered and you can start using it! We hope you’ll set aside some time to add information to your profile—more about this below. You can come back to this whenever you are ready.
6. This confirmation message from the Research Identifier Management System will let you know that your MCommunity profile is now aware of your ORCID.
7. Log in to MCommunity. Your ORCID should now appear at the bottom of your MCommunity profile under the heading “Professional Information”:
Congratulations! You’ve completed Day 1 of the Research Impact Challenge: registering your ORCID and associating it with your MCommunity Profile! On Day 2, you'll claiming your Google Scholar profile.