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What is ORCID?

ORCiD stands for Open Researcher and Contributor iD. You can register for free directly on the ORCID site or via your UOW Scholars profile. Your unique iD makes you distinctive from every other researcher and is a reliable, consistent way to link all of your research outputs and activities in the one record. You can add publications, grants, peer review activities, patents and more.

Why should I get an ORCID iD?

ORCID ensures you are correctly attributed for your work

ORCID links your research contributions to your name so that you can distinguish yourself from others and get the recognition you deserve. If you share the same name as someone else or use different versions of your name when publishing, your ORCID iD helps to avoid confusion about whose research output it is. Publishers also ask for ORCID iD so they can connect your work with you and ensure correct attribution.

ORCID streamlines your grant submission process

Funders such as ARC and NHMRC are requesting ORCID iDs to streamline the grant submission process. ARC integrates ORCID IDs into RMS to help auto-populate application forms and save you time.

ORCID makes your research more discoverable

ORCID is recognised globally and helps optimise your research visibility by showcasing your research output worldwide.

How do I get an ORCID iD?

Register directly on the ORCID site or if you have a UOW Scholars profile, use the Identity tab to register for an ORCID iD and link your profile to your iD.

Already have an ORCID iD? Make sure to link it with your Scholars profile.

Steps: how to link your UOW Scholars profile with ORCID

Through your UOW Scholars profile you can register for an ORCID iD (if you don't already have one) as well as link your Scholars profile with your ORCID record.

  1. Log in to UOW Scholars.
  2. Open the Identity tab on your UOW Scholars profile.
  3. Click Link with ORCID.
  4. Review Step 1: Adding your ORCID ID instructions.
  5. Click the Continue Step 1 button.
  6. The browser redirects to the ORCID site.
  7. Authorise the access request for UOW Scholars to get your ORCID identifier.
  8. The browser redirects back to UOW Scholars.
  9. Review Step 2 (recommended): Linking your ORCID record to UOW Scholars instructions.
  10. Click the Continue Step 2 button.
  11. The browser redirects to the ORCID site.
  12. Authorise the request for UOW Scholars to add your UOW Scholars ID to your ORCID record.

Now that you have completed these steps:

  • your ORCID identifier will be listed in your UOW Scholars profile
  • your UOW Scholars identifier will be listed in your ORCID record.

Video: how to link your UOW Scholars profile with ORCID

Elements and ORCID

Elements is UOW’s Research Outputs Management System. You can connect it with your ORCID record to optimise the ways that Elements finds your publications and claim them automatically - find out more here.

How to get the most out of your ORCID iD

  • Add publications and grants to your ORCID record.
  • Link existing profiles like ScopusID and UOW Scholars to your ORCID record.
  • Allow auto-updates when you publish –  once a paper has been accepted, enable Crossref to update your ORCID record automatically when your article is published.
  • Include your ORCID iD in your email signature, presentation slides, CV and more.

ORCID for ARC grants

Researchers can auto-populate ARC RMS application forms with their research outputs, using ORCID.

  1. Log in to your ARC RMS account and click on 'Personal Details'
  2. In the 'ORCID' section, click on 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID' and enter your ORCID details
  3. Click on 'Authorize' to link your RMS and ORCID accounts

To auto-populate RMS:

  1. Go to 'RMS Action Centre'
  2. Click on 'Research Outputs' and 'Populate from ORCID'

Please Note: RMS will only auto-populate if your ORCID's visibility setting is set to 'Everybody' and 'Trusted Parties'. 

See the ARC guide for further information.

Where can I get help?

ORCID Support has a wealth of info to help get you started.

Need further help? Request a consultation or contact the Liaison Librarian team.