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EUR ORCID LibGuide: FAQ's & Tips

I have more than 1 ORCID iD! How can I solve this?

ORCID has several controls in place to discourage more than one ORCID iD for a researcher. When you register, they check for duplicates based on the name and only one ORCID iD per email address is allowed. 

However, it is possible you have more than one ORCID iD. You can remove your duplicate ORCID iD:

  • Login to the ORCID record you want to keep
  • Click your name at the top of the page and choose Account Settings
  • Click Remove a duplicate record
  • Enter the sign-in details for the record you want to remove
  • Click Remove duplicate record

Please note: all information and permissions from the duplicate record will be deleted, and the associated email address(es) will be added to the primary record.

How can I add my publication list from my Google Scholar Profile?

When you have a Google Scholar Profile, you can download that list and upload it in your ORCID record.

Please note: Google Scholar has no article identifiers like DOI or PubMed ID. To make full use of ORCID, the records should have a DOI or another identifier.

Download your publication list from your Google Scholar profile

  • Open your Google Scholar Profile and log in
  • Mark the titles you want to export
  • Click Export
  • Choose BibTeX 
  • Save the file
  • Change the format from .txt to .bib

Upload the file in your ORCID record

  • Open your ORCID record 
  • Click + Add behind the Works header and select Add BibTeX
  • Click the button Choose BibTeX file to import and browse to the .bib file from Google Scholar
  • Check the records added - mark the publications you want to add and click Import work to your record

Some publications are twice in my ORCID record

If works are added from multiple sources or added manually, they are automatically grouped together when they have a common identifier, like a DOI. In your private ORCID record you will see 'Preferred source (of x)' at the bottom of the record. You can set the preferred source, by clicking 'Make preferred source'. 

Example of article twice in ORCID record - option to make preferred

If the works are not grouped together, because they have different or no identifiers, you can group them together manually:

  • Mark the works you want to group
  • When two or more works are marked the button Combine works at the top of the Works section in the Actions list becomes clickable.
  • The works will be displayed as one work. 

Names of co-authors

When you add a publication manually to your ORCID record, there is no field to include the names of your co-authors. If you want to add this information, you can add a reference to your publication (for example in the APA style) in the Citation field of the item. 

Publications added via Search & Link wizards or via the auto-update of Crossref contain a list of all authors, under the header Contributors.

Another username & password?!

You can sign in to your ORCID record with your ORCID iD or email address and the password you created. It's also possible to sign in with your EUR login credentials. 

  • Open the Sign in page of ORCID and click the button Access through your institution
  • Enter Erasmus in the Organization's name box
  • Select Erasmus University Rotterdam and click Continue
  • If you are not logged in yet, login with your ERNA ID and password 
  • The screen 'Link your Erasmus University Rotterdam account to your ORCID record' should appear
  • Enter your ORCID iD or email address and your ORCID password
  • Click Sign in and link your Erasmus University Rotterdam account

In your Account Settings, you can see the Alternate sign in Accounts. There is also the option to unlink the accounts.

If you want to login to your ORCID record, you can now use the Access through your institution option or your ORCID credentials.

Please note: creating this link doesn't send data from ORCID to any EUR system or vice versa.

You can also sign into ORCID using your Facebook or Google login, after linking the Facebook or Google account to your ORCID. 

Can I get help with getting my ORCID record up-to-date?

Yes! You can make an online appointment with the Erasmus Library ORCID Team. A team member will support you in adding publications to your ORCID record.

QR code

It's possible to create a QR code - a machine-readable graphic - that links to your ORCID record. You can add it for example to a poster you present at a conference - visitors can scan the code with a QR code reader on their mobile phone and are redirected to your ORCID record. 

  • Sign into your ORCID record 
  • Click your name at the top of the page and choose Account Settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page 
  • Click Get a QR code for your ORCID iD
  • Click Click to download your QR code
  • A PNG file is created, save that file

Notification preferences

Under Account settings (accessible by clicking the arrow next to your name at the top of the page) you can set your notification preferences: when to receive information from ORCID. Open Email frequency and select how often you like to receive summary emails from ORCID. 

For the option 'ORCID members wanting your permission to automatically update your record' we recommend choosing one of the summary options, to make sure you will receive the request from Crossref for permission to auto-update your record.