ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, awards, memberships, publications, peer review, etc. More and more funding bodies and publishers require you to have an ORCID profile, get ahead by creating and populating your profile now. Other benefits include: Making you and your work more discoverable by others, automatically update publication lists, distinguishing you from others with similar names, connecting you to your research throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publications,
minimising the time you spend entering data when submitting research for publication, applying for grants etc.
- Go to: https://orcid.org/register
- Enter name & AIT email address
- Create password
- Select visibility: 'Everyone'
- Select register
- Verify AIT email address
Populating your ORCiD profile should be approached like updating your CV. Start with your Employment History, listing Athlone Institute of Technology, Westmeath, Ireland, as your current employer, and work back chronologically.
Listing AIT as your current employer, along wih your AIT email address, asserts your affiliation to Athlone Institute of Technology.
Complete each section, those that are not relevant to you (eg. not in receipt of any grants) can be excluded. For examples of what can be included under the headings Invited Positions/Awards and Membership/Service, please checkout the ORCID Support Page.
Visibility settings on complete subheading should be set to everyone, in order for your complete profile to be available. To do this, select the green icon for each section .
To safe you time and effort, AIT advise connecting your ORCiD iD to any other research identifiers you may have. These may include Scopus Author ID, Web of Science Researcher ID/Publons ID and Europe PubMed Central ID. Connecting your profiles on these resources to ORCiD, allows these services to "push" your publication details through automatically to your ORCiD profile, saving manual entry.
Please consult the following guidelines on how to connect your ORCID iD to other identifiers:
SCOPUS guidelines (Video instructions)
Web of Science ResearcherID/Publons ID guidelines (Video instructions)
Europe PubMed Central guidelines (Video instructions)
CrossRef guidelines (Video instructions)
(ResearchGate or LinkedIn does not have any streamlined workflow to export your publication metadata back into your ORCID profile.)
Linking you ORCiD profile with the above profiles may not capture all your publication history (journals not indexed in platforms or format of publications not included). To complete your publication history you may need to "manually" enter publication data, there are three options below;
1. Add works using an Identifier (e.g. DOI or URI) Recommended method if persistent identifier is available.
2. Add works from a BibTeX file (e.g. import from your Google Scholar profile) (Video instructions) Note that the data added may NOT be as complete as those imported from Scopus or ResearcherID/Publons and may require some editing.
The Irish ORCID consortium is part of a co-ordinated approach to the adoption and integration of ORCID in Ireland, directed by the Higher Education Authority. For more information checkout the consortium webpage.