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ORCID — Develop Your Profile

Build Your Profile

This image shows how to add a brief biography to your ORCID profile to highlight your career and research interests.

You can add a brief biography to your ORCID profile. Use this space to introduce yourself and describe your research and career interests.

This image shows the pop-up window that appears when you add Education to your ORCID profile.

ORCID makes adding your education history to your profile very easy- once you start typing in your institution, ORCID will find it in their database and will fill in the location information. Then you provide departmental information, degree earned, and date range.

This is the pop up window that appears when you add Employment to your ORCID profile.

Adding employment is very similar to adding your educational background. Just search for your institution and fill in your title and date range.

This image shows how to add funding to your ORCID profile- either by filling out the grant information manually, or by searching for it using their UberWizard.

You can add funding/awards/grants you've received to your ORCID profile. This can be done by manually typing in the funding information, or by using ORCID's UberWizard (the Search & link option).

The menu for adding works to your ORCID profile includes using their "Search & Link" Wizard, using a BibTex file, or typing it in manually.

You can add works to your profile in one of three ways:

1. Use the Search & Link Wizard

Search for your works in the many ORCID partners including Scopus, MLA, PubMed Central, DataCite, CrossRef, and more.

2. Import a BibTex File

Citation managers can create .bib files for importing citations. These can be created using EndNote, RefWorks, Google Scholar, Papers, and more.

3. Add Manually

You can manually type in the required fields to add individual works that aren't available for import in the other two options.

Privacy Settings

ORCID lets you decide how much of your information is shared with others. For every aspect of your profile (biography, education, employment, funding, works), you can choose one of three privacy levels:

1. Everybody The first icon is selected, indicating a profile will be visible to everyone.

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

2. Trusted Parties The middle icon is selected, indicating the profile is only viewed by trusted parties to whom the user grants access.

"Limited-access information that can be seen by any trusted parties whom you have granted access to your ORCID record. These connections require explicit action on your part."

3. Only Me The right-hand icon is selected, indicating the profile content can only be viewed by the user.

"Private information can only be seen by you and trusted individuals you have granted access to help administer your ORCID record on your behalf. 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."