Creating your ORCID iD takes a few minutes:
Tip: ORCID recommends registering at least two email addresses to your account, for example your institutional email address and a personal email address. This will enable you to have multiple methods of signing into your ORCID account and to ensure that you’re not locked out of your ORCID record, for example when you lose access to your current institutional email address.
For some actions, you have to confirm that you have an active email address by verifying your primary email address. Examples of these actions are adding data manually, adding works by using a BibTeX import and changing the visibility of data that other systems have added to your ORCID record and deleting such data.
After creating your ORCID iD, ORCID sends an email to your primary email address with a link to verify the address. If you want to perform an action that requires verification, and you haven't done this yet, you will be prompted to verify your address.
In the Emails box in your ORCID record you can also click the link 'Resend verification email' to verify your email address.
Your ORCID iD is always publicly visible, and you control the visibility settings for all other content in your ORCID record. There are three visibility settings:
Recommendation: to make full use of your ORCID iD and record, we advise you to choose the visibility setting 'Everyone'. To be able to use your ORCID iD to register with publishers (for example when submitting an article), your e-mail address has to have the visibility setting 'everyone' or 'trusted parties'.
In your ORCID record an icon next to an item shows if that information was added
ORCID calls these indicators 'trust markers' - they can help to interpret the trustworthiness of an ORCID record.