Frequently asked questions about ORCID

Pil What is ORCID?
Pil Who is behind ORCID?
Pil How do I use my ORCID?
Pil How do I fill in my ORCID profile?
Pil How do I add my work to ORCID?
Pil What about ResearcherID and other IDs?
Pil How does ORCID differ from ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Academia.edu?
Pil How does ORCID differ from ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID?
Pil Does ORCID track citations?
Pil How do I track citations and h-index with my ORCID?
Pil How does DTU use ORCID?
Pil What about privacy?
Pil I already have an ORCID - what should I do?
Pil I have more than one ORCID - what should I do?

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What is ORCID?
ORCID, Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a unique and internationally recognised researcher ID, also used at DTU. ORCID is connecting research and researchers.
PilRead more about ORCID at the orcid.org web site

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Who is behind ORCID?
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is supported by established publishers, distinguished universities and funders around the world. ORCID was established in 2012 and by the end of august 2014, close to 1 million ORCIDs were registered worldwide.

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How do I use my ORCID?
It is important to use your ORCID in any research workflow e.g. when you submit publications and when you apply for funding. When adding your ORCID to the submission, the publisher will include it in the article metadata. All your research activities are thus linked together.

Many acknowledged publishers have already implemented ORCID, and several of them encourage authors to register their ORCID. Some of the publishers are: Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, AIP Publishing, AGU (American Geophysical Union), AAS (American Astronomical Society), IEEE, Royal Society of Chemistry.

Your may include your ORCID in your CV or resume, web page, email signature, business card or where ever you have a public profile. When including your ORCID, please ensure that you use the full URL so that people know it is an ORCID and can easily navigate to your account page.

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How do I fill in my ORCID profile?
It is optional to add information to your ORCID profile. Please consider to add a minimum of information in order to distinguish you from others and improve the functionality of the ORCID search and link wizards.

PilLog in to your ORCID account [https://orcid.org/signin]

  • Via "My ORCID Record" you can add information such as your education and employment. You can also register your existing work and link it to other identifiers. You can do this manually or you can use the wizards to import the information.
     
  • Select the "Account Setting" and you can manage your personal information, email, privacy preferences, etc. It is important to add all of your name variations, multiple email addresses, and organisational affiliations. This way, your profile will keep track of all of your former and current data.

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How do I add my work to ORCID?
You can add or import your work - publications, conferences, etc. - to your ORCID record in four different ways:

  1. Synchronize (export) your DTU publications in DTU Orbit to ORCID.
  2. Link to your work in other identifier systems or databases, e.g. ReseacherID, Scopus and CrossRef.
  3. Link a BibTex file, created in e.g. DTU Orbit, Web of Science, Scopus, or Google Scholar.
  4. Add work manually.

 
1. Synchronize with DTU Orbit

To export your DTU publications to your ORCID record:

  1. Go to findit.dtu.dk (make sure to be logged in).
  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner and choose “My publications”.
  3. Click on “Authorise export of content to ORCID” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete export. From now on, your ORCID record will be automatically updated whenever new DTU publications are added to your DTU Orbit publication list.

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2. Link to your work
To link to your work in other identifier systems or databases, e.g. ReseacherID, Scopus and CrossRef:

  1. Sign in to ORCID at http://orcid.org/signin
  2. Select "Add Works" in the "Works” section of your record, and then “Search & link”.
  3. Choose one of the link wizards to get started.

If you have a Web of Science ReseacherID you can exchange profile and publication data between this ID and ORCID.
PilAdd your Web of Science publications

If you have publications in Scopus you can link these to ORCID.
PilLink to work in Scopus

3. Link BibTex file
To import a list of publications saved in a BibTeX file (.bib):

  1. Sign in to ORCID at http://orcid.org/signin
  2. Select "Add Works" in the "Works” section of your record, and then “Import BibTex”.
  3. Select “Choose file” and add the BibTeX file from your computer, click open.
  4. Publications from the file will appear in a list with Save/Delete icons. Select each of the publications you want to add or “Save all”.

BibTex files can be created in various bibliographical databases, e.g. DTU Orbit, Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.
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4. Add work manually
To add your work manually:

  1. Sign in to ORCID at http://orcid.org/signin
  2. Select "Add Work Manually" in the "Works section" of your record.
  3. Enter information manually and click “Add to List”.

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What about ResearcherID and other IDs?
ORCID allows and encourages you to link your ORCID to other identifiers, e.g. ResearcherID and Scopus AuthorID.

If you have a ResearcherID (you must sign up for this Thomson Reuters identifier service) you can easily connect it to your ORCID and push information back and forth between the two services.
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If you have a Scopus Author ID (this identifier is automatically assigned to all authors in Elsevier’s Scopus database) you can transmit information from Scopus to your ORCID record.
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How does ORCID differ from ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Academia.edu?
ORCID is a researcher identifier system and the objective is completely different from CV and profile sites like Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu etc.Please note, however, that ORCID may be able to work with these CV creation sites in the future – and this will make identifying your research outputs even easier.

When you create an ORCID profile on the website you can fill in CV information. Please note that this is not required; however, it helps to ensure that past research products are connected to your ORCID.
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How does ORCID differ from ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID?
As an open, non-profit community ORCID is supported by established publishers (including Thomson Reuters and Elsevier), distinguished universities and funders around the world with the aim of becoming a global independent research identifier. ORCID can handle any type of scholarly output you create whereas e.g. ResearcherID only can handle publications and patents.

ResearcherID - developed by Thomson Reuters - is a free, online community integrated with the Web of Science and related products from Thomson Reuters. When you sign up for a ResearcherID you receive a unique identifier and can build a publication profile. Your ResearcherID also track citation metrics from Web of Science, e.g. times cited counts and h-index - but only when records on the publication list have been added from the Web of Science™ Core Collection.
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Scopus Author ID – developed by Elsevier - is a unique identifier automatically assigned to all authors in the Scopus database and it can only be used in Scopus and other Elsevier products.
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Does ORCID track citations?
Your ORCID record page does not offer any “added value” services such as citation analysis, as is the case with ResearcherID. But you can use your ORCID to track your publications and citations in the Web of Science as well in Scopus.

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How do I track citations and h-index with my ORCID?
You can use your ORCID to track citations to your publications and your h-index in the two citation databases Web of Science and Scopus.

Web of Science:

  1. First you have to make sure that your ORCID record is fully updated with your research publications as the Web of Science result and the ORCID record are interconnected. 
  2. In Web of Science enter your ORCID number in the search field, choose Author Identifier in the drop-down list next to the field, and click on the Search button.
  3. Click on the link Create Citation Report (right side of the result page).

Scopus:

  1. First you must import your Scopus Author Identifier into your ORCID by using the Scopus Author Feedback wizard. You can enter the wizard from Scopus (more information) or from your ORCID (Click on: 1) Add Works, 2) Search and link, and 3) Scopus to ORCID)
  2. In Scopus, enter your ORCID on the Author Search page, and click on the search button.
  3. Click on your name.

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How does DTU use ORCID?
At DTU your ORCID is registered in DTUBasen, a central database delivering data to other DTU systems. The aim is to use ORCID in all systems where it can be an advantage, e.g. in terms of improved data quality and reduced administration.

Initially ORCIDs are exported from DTUBasen to the university research database, DTU Orbit, where it helps identifying your publications. 

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What about privacy? - ORCID Privacy Settings
Researcher privacy is a fundamental principle of ORCID; you select the pre-defined privacy settings of your own ORCID record data.

ORCID provides three settings:

  • Public
    Information marked as Public or Everyone can be viewed by anyone using the ORCID.org website or used by anyone using the ORCID public API. Data marked as public will also be included in the public data file posted annually by ORCID.
    ◦ Accessible by: Anyone
     
  • Trusted Parties
    Information marked as Limited or Trusted Parties can be seen by the trusted party that you have authorized to connect to your ORCID Record. These connections require explicit action on your part. You will be asked if you would like to define a specific connection, and once you have confirmed, the trusted party will be able to see information that you have marked as limited-access.
    ◦ Accessible by: Record owner
    ◦ Accessible by: account delegates specified by Record owner
    ◦ Accessible by: trusted organizations
     
  • Private
    Information marked as Private or Only Me, can only be seen by you. It is also used by ORCID algorithms to help distinguish your identity from another persons with a similar name, be in a similar field, or may be confused with you for other reasons. This information is not shared with others.
    ◦ Accessible by: Record owner
    ◦ Accessible by: account delegates specified by Record owner

Note: You can change your privacy settings at any time.

For more information about ORCID and privacy, see the Privacy Policy

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I already have an ORCID - what should I do?
If you already have an ORCID, simply connect your profile in DTUBasen to your ORCID; do as follows:

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I have more than one ORCID - what should I do? - Duplicate ORCIDs
If you have more than one ORCID please contact ORCID.org at support@orcid.org or use the form http://orcid.org/help/contact-us. They will verify that both records are yours and merge one record into the other; the duplicate ORCID will serve as a pointer to your primary ORCID account.

Remove a dublicate ORCID from DTUBasen
If you have already registered an ORCID in DTUBasen, and it becomes out-of-date after a merger, you must do the following:

  • Go to https://www.dtubasen.dtu.dk
  • Select ‘Change personal data’
  • Select ‘ORCID’
  • And ‘Remove attached ORCID’
  • Then add the primary ORCID via ‘Add existing ORCID’.

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