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
Or click on 'Automatic Claiming' under 'Publications' in the main 'Menu' of your profile. Click on the ORCiD link.
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.
When signing up for a new account, you will be asked to fill in a few details and manage the visibility of your account.
Final registration page will ask you to authorise the link between your new ORCiD record and your Publications database record.
You will then see your ORCiD record associated with your Publications record