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EUR ORCID LibGuide: Register for an ORCID iD

Register for an ORCID iD

Creating your ORCID iD takes a few minutes:

  • Go to https://orcid.org/
  • Click the link register now! under Step 1 Register
  • Fill in the form: enter your first and last name and primary email address. You can add additional email addresses. Click Next.
  • Enter a password for your ORCID iD
  • Review the Notification settings and click Next
  • For each part of the profile page you can set the visibility settings: who can see it? The options are: everyone, trusted organizations or only me. In the registration form (Step 3: Visibility and terms), you choose the default visibility settings. 
    Your email addresses are private by default, regardless of your default visibility settings.
  • You must accept the terms of use.
  • Click the button Register.
  • You will receive an e-mail from ORCID to verify your email address.

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 institutional email address.

Verifying your email address

For some actions, you have to conform that you have an active email address by verifying your primary email address. Examples 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.

Visibility settings

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: 

  • Everyone icon (on the left, green group of people)
    Everyone: anyone who visits the ORCID website or who uses the ORCID public API can view this information. For example: Web of Science uses the public API to add ORCID iDs to publications in Web of Science. 
  • Trusted parties icon (in the middle, yellow key)
    Trusted parties: this information can be seen by trusted parties whom you have granted access to your ORCID record. These connections require explicit action on your part: you have to grant them permission. 
  • Only me symbol (on the right, red, closed lock)
    Only me: only you and trusted individuals you have granted access can see this information.

Advise: to make full use of your ORCID record, we advise you to make your works and your employment visible to 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'.