What are ORCID iDs? How do I create one and activate it in Elements?

Answered By: Rhav Lutchman
Last Updated: 14 Aug 2020 Views: 149

What are ORCID iDs?

Unique researcher identifiers which connect researchers with their contributions. They help distinguish you from other researchers. This short video helps explain ORCID iDs.

How do they work with Elements?

Once associated with your Elements profile, ORCID iDs can be used to automatically add research tagged with that iD to your Elements profile.

Your ORCID profile can also be populated with the details of the publications in your Elements profile.

How do I get an ORCID iD?

Click on ORCID settings in the Menu tab, then click to register.

In Elements, the menu tab, My account menu, the OCRCID Settings link opens the Configure connection box with the Register or Connect your ORCID iD button.

Fill in your details (1), pick appropriate visibility settings (Everyone, Trusted parties or Only me) (2), and authenticate to allow Elements to access your ORCID record (3).

1. The ORCiD login box. 2. Visibility settings options, 3. the Authorize button.

You will then be directed back to Elements where you will be able to set up how you want Elements and ORCID to share data. Available options are:

  • Read from and write publication data to my ORCID account - publications from Elements are sent to ORCID profile. If you select this option you can choose which type of publications are shared.
  • Read data from my ORCID account - Elements will read the information contained in the ORCID account but no information will be modified in either profile.
  • Only use my ORCID to support automatic claiming - Elements will neither read from, nor write to your ORCID account but will use your ORCID to automatically claim publications with that ORCID.

You can select which type of publications are shared with ORCiD if you select the write publication data option.

The home tab, ORCID settings, configure connection screen contains options for sharing data, and options for type of publications shared with ORCiD.

Select your preferred option and click Run Sync.

You can also send ORCID details of your affiliation with City University of London by selecting the Send Affiliation tab.The Send Affiliation button.


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