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EUR ORCID LibGuide: Add other information

Add other information to your ORCID record

Next to information about your publications you can add other types of information to your ORCID record. This includes:

Personal information

In the Also known as field you can add additional names you may be known with or names you've published with. This can be for example your name with your initials, your name in other character sets, former names, etc. These names are shown in the search results in the ORCID registry - this can help other people to choose the right ORCID iD. 

In the Biography section you can add a description of your research interests and projects and your career. It's a plain-text field, it's not possible to add links to the text.

In the Keywords section you can add words or phrases which describe your research activities. Keywords can help someone identify you, and keyword search is an option for searching the ORCID Registry. 

Adding employment information

Employment is a formal employment relationship with an organization, e.g. staff, intern, researcher, contractor. Employment can be paid or unpaid.

In the Employment section you can add your current and past employment relations. For ORCID employment is 'a formal employment relationship between a person and an organization'. 

  • Click + Add behind the Employment header
  • Enter the name of the Organization. A list of options will appear. Select your organization.
  • Enter the department and your role or title.
  • Enter the start date and the end date, when applicable. 
  • Check the visibility settings: who is allowed to see this? 
  • Click the button Save changes

Best practice:

  • Choose Erasmus University Rotterdam as your organization 
  • Under Department, enter the name of your school, for example Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). When needed, add the name of the department within the school as well. 
  • Set the visibility setting to 'everyone'.

Choosing Erasmus University Rotterdam adds several institutional identifiers of the EUR to your ORCID record, including the ROR ID (Research Organization Registry) and the GRID ID (Global Research Identifier Database).

When you connect your ORCID iD and record to Pure, employment information will be added to your ORCID record by the 'EUR Research Portal'. This only contains the name of the university - your function, school, start date are not added. However, for other people looking at your ORCID record, this is still valuable information: it's a so-called 'trust marker', the 'EUR Research Portal' will appear as the source of the information, enabling you and others to be confident that this information is authorative and trustworthy. 

Adding education and qualifications

Education is participation in an academic higher education program to receive an undergraduate, graduate, or other degree. This can be in progress or unfinished.

  • Click + Add behind the Education header and select Add Education
  • Enter the name of the Organization. A list of options will appear. Select your organization - for the EUR select 'Erasmus University Rotterdam'.
  • Enter the department and your degree or title.
  • Enter the start date and the end date, when applicable. 
  • Check the visibility settings: who is allowed to see this? 
  • Click the button Save changes

Qualification is participation in a professional or vocational accreditation, certification, or training program. This can be in progress or unfinished.

  • Click + Add behind the Education header and select Add Qualification
  • Enter the name of the Organization. A list of options will appear. Select your organization. If you can't find the organization, you can add the name manually.
  • Enter the department and your role or title.
  • Enter the start date and the end date, when applicable. 
  • Check the visibility settings: who is allowed to see this? 
  • Click the button Save changes

Adding funding information

You can add information about funding grants you have received. You can add them via the DimensionsWizard or manually. 

Via the DimensionsWizard

  • Click + Add behind the Funding header and choose Search & link
  • Click DimensionsWizard
  • Authorize the DimensionsWizard 
  • Use the Find by name and/or the Find by grant title to search for grants
  • Tip: If you search by name, use the wildcard (*) in the first name box to include multiple variants for your name. 
  • Mark your grant(s)
  • Click the button Next at the bottom of the page
  • Review the list. 
  • Click the button Submit to ORCID to send the information to your ORCID record.

DimensionsWizard for ORCID

If you can't find your grant, it's possible the funder is not covered by Dimensions. A list of the sources can be viewed when you're signed in in your ORCID record, via https://orcid.dimensions.ai/datasources

Adding peer review contributions

Peer review contributions can only be added to your ORCID record by a trusted organization. This can be the organizer of the peer review, such as a publisher of funder, or by a third party review recognition service, such as Publons (on August 18, 2022 Publons was integrated into Web of Science Researcher Profiles). This means you have to provide your ORCID iD to the organizer of the peer review and/or link your Web of Science Researcher profile to your ORCID record. And you have to give the review organizer and/or Web of Science permission to update the review section of your ORCID record.

In your ORCID record, the name of the journal, the review date and your role will be visible. For blind peer reviews, there is no information about the reviewed publication. 

Web of Science

  • In Web of Science, sign in into your Web of Science Research Profile
  • Some publishers have partnered with Publons/Web of Science and offer their reviewers the option to have their reviews added automatically. You can also send the review receipt to reviews@webofscience.com. A review receipt is a confirmation from a journal that you have completed a review. It's also possible to add a review manually, via the + ADD behind Peer reviews in the profile menu. 
  • In your Web of Science Researcher Profile, click the Edit option next to your name
  • Open the tab ORCID Syncing
  • If you haven't linked your ORCID record yet, click Connect your ORCID iD and authorize Web of Science to access your ORCID record. 
  • Make sure the option Update ORCID with my peer reviews is enabled (ON).

Organizer of the peer review

The organizer of the peer review will ask your permission to update your ORCID record with information about your review contribution. When asked, supply your ORCID iD.

Websites and social links

You can use the Websites & social links section in your ORCID record to add links to personal pages, for example your Google Scholar Profile, LinkedIn profile, Europe PubMed Central profile, your researcher profile in the EUR Research Portal, ResearchGate etc.

  • Click the pencil icon behind Websites & social links
  • Click + Add another link
  • Enter a description (link title)
  • Enter the URL 
  • Check the visibility setting
  • If necessary, change the order of the links by using the arrows.
  • Click Save changes

When you connect your ORCID iD and record to Pure, a link to your profile on the EUR Research Portal is added, as 'Erasmus University Rotterdam profile page'.

ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier

The ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier - is an identifier used by libraries, databases, and publishers. The goal is to uniquely identify persons and organizations involved in creative activities, including researchers. It's possible to link your ORCID iD to your ISNI:

  • Click + Add behind the Works header and choose Search & Link
  • Click ISNI
  • Authorize access to ISNI
  • Check the ISNI record – it's possible that the record shown is not your record. In that case, use the search at the top of the page
  • Click add ORCID to ISNI at the left side of the screen
  • Click Save changes - your ORCID iD is now added to the ISNI
  • Click add ISNI to ORCID at the left side of the screen
  • Your ISNI is now visible (and clickable) in your ORCID record under Other IDs