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This guide is intended for faculty and student researchers. It contains information about the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) registry, including how to get, use, and connect your ORCID iD.

ORCID for Faculty

The most important thing to do with an ORCID iD is use it! Add your ORCID iD to email signatures, online profiles, manuscript submissions, peer reviews, grant applications, and more. If a journal or conference you are submitting to does not have a way to include an ORCID iD with your information, consider contacting the editors or organizers and requesting that they make it an option. Check out the Using ORCID page for more info on how to update and use your ORCID account.

ORCID also provides distinct benefits for faculty when it comes to updating Faculty Annual Achievement Reports, searching for and showcasing funding, or reporting and establishing an online presence. You can connect your ORCID profile to UNLV Folio and import citations from your record. To find out how, see below.

ORCID and UNLV Folio

You can use your ORCID to import information into your UNLV Folio record.

Under Vitas & Biosketches, click ORCID Registry or the bubble labeled Create or Connect your ORCID ID. This will take you to the ORCID logon page where you can sign in to your existing ORCID account and link it to UNLV Folio.

You will now have the option to Import information from your ORCID record to UNLV Folio. You can import scholarly works, funding, education and employment information from ORCID.


You should also make sure to add your ORCID in the Profile section of UNLV Folio. Select Profile from the left-hand menu.

List of choices in Folio Profile Menu








Scroll down to the Author/Researcher Identification data field and click Add. Then enter your ORCID and any other identifiers you wish to include in the appropriate fields.

For more detailed instructions, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs Resources and Training page, and the Import ORCID guide.

Integrate other IDs with ORCID

Several platforms and identifiers now offer integration with one another, which makes it easier on you, as the researcher, to keep track of publications and where they are being displayed. Profile integration also makes it easier for you to point your institution, potential collaborators, students you teach, and others to one place so they can review your previous scholarly works. Check out the information below to find out more!

ResearcherID and ORCID

Authors can now integrate their ResearcherID and ORCID accounts. This is an important integration because ORCID identifiers travel with authors throughout their careers and aren't associated with a specific platform. This integration allows researchers to exchange data about their scholarly work between Web of Science and ORCID quickly and easily.

Once you have successfully created a ResearcherID account, you can connect your account to ORCID through Publons. Simply log in to your Publons account and follow the instructions to export your ResearcherID record to your ORCID account.

Scopus Author ID and ORCID

Authors can also connect their Scopus Author ID profiles with their ORCID account. Connecting with ORCID is helpful for researchers wanting to consolidate their identifiers, so there is less work in updating profiles and accounts. Once you have integrated Scopus and ORCID, Scopus will automatically begin exporting data about new publications onto your ORCID account.

ORCID and Digital Scholarship@UNLV

At this time the Libraries Institutional Repository, Digital Scholarship@UNLV has no integration with ORCID. The UNLV Libraries has asked the vendor to incorporate ORCID into the Digital Scholarship@UNLV platform but as yet the vendor is not providing this functionality. User publications in Digital Scholarship@UNLV overlap with multiple databases and so the Libraries recommends using these databases to pull in content to your ORCiD profile.

CrossRef, Scopus, and Google Scholar are sources that will most likely overlap with Digital Scholarship@UNLV and the information on this tab provides guidance on how to use these sources to populate an ORCID account.

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