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Getting Started


Register for your ORCiD at Registration takes 30 seconds.

Complete your ORCiD record with your professional information, link to your other identifiers, and fill in your scholarly record.

Include your ORCiD on your website, when you submit publications, and apply for grants.

Your ORCiD

Your ORCiD is a 16 digit identification number.

Creating Your Profile

After your register for your own ORCiD and verify your email address, you can begin building your profile.

In your profile you can include biographical information and other names you're known by.

The main parts of your ORCiD profile are:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Funding
  • Works

Add Works

The works section is the most important. This will help connect you to all your research outputs.

You can add works to your ORCiD profile through:

  • Search & Link
  • Add DOI
  • Add PubMed ID
  • Add BibTeX
  • Add Manually

What works can I add to my ORCiD profile?

You can add any research output to your ORCiD profile, including:

  • Journal articles
  • Presentations
  • Datasets
  • Books
  • Encyclopedia entry
  • Research tool
  • Website
  • Supervised student project
  • Conference poster
  • Conference paper
  • Lecture/Speech
  • Artistic performance

Helpful Tip: DOIs

A DOI is a digital object identifier

Many journals and some repositories provide you with a DOI for your articles, datasets, and posters. If your work has a DOI, be sure to include it under "work identifiers" for your.

The DOI is important in order to provide a persistent identifier for your work and will give you a stronger ImpactStory profile