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What is ORCiD?

ORCiD stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. It is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes individual researchers. Using ORCiD ID during the publishing process and other professional activities, such as grant applications, enables automatic linking of these activities and published works. 

Having an ORCiD ID can also help with managing your publications and professional activities in your Publications database

Setting up ORCiD from the Publications database

Click 'Add your ORCiD' link in 'My Actions' list on the homepage

The My Actions list shows the clickable item "Add your ORCID to help us find your publications across the web".


Or click on 'Automatic Claiming' under 'Publications' in the main 'Menu' of your profile. Click on the ORCiD link. 

The menu tab is open (2nd of 5 tabs). Under the heading Manage and the subheading Publications the second link in the list "Automatic claiming" is highlighted.


Both routes will redirect you to the ORCiD website, where you will be able to;

  • Create an account which will be automatically linked to your publications profile.
  • Sign in to your already existing ORCiD account to link it to your publications profile. 

Section of the ORCiD sign in page. The following 3 links are highlighted "register now" "personal account" and "institutional account".



When signing up for a new account, you will be asked to fill in a few details and manage the visibility of your account.

The ORCiD create an account page is a webform with the editable fields First name, Last name, Email, Re-enter email, Create an ORCiD password, Conform ORCiD password. Highlighted are the disability option icons - Group, Private, Locked.


Final registration page will ask you to authorise the link between your new ORCiD record and your Publications database record. 

ORCiD authorisation page says "City University London CRIS" has asked for the following access to your ORCID record" There is a check box to allow permission until you wish to revoke it. There is an Authorise button to complete the action.

You will then see your ORCiD record associated with your Publications record