Creating an ORCID profile

ORCID provides researchers with a free unique identifier which you can keep throughout your career, even if you move institutions. Regardless of what stage you’re at as a researcher, ORCID assigns you a persistent identifier and allows you to distinguish yourself from other researchers.


How to register

  1. Go to

  2. Complete the registration form using any of your email addresses (you can add other email addresses later to your profile). If you experience any problems at this stage see the ORCID help page.

  3. Go to your email and verify your address.

  4. Add some information to your profile, for example your biography, education, personal information. Click on the pencil icon next to each item to edit it.

  5. Decide who can see each section using the visibility icon next to each item.

  6. Click on ‘+ add works’ and then ‘search & link’ to see if you can automatically upload your papers from member organisations, or ‘+add manually’ to add the information yourself.

      View our short video on the benefits of ORCiD and how to set up your ORCiD ID here.

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