I've got an ORCID iD. What do I do now?
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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.
From the ORCID blog:
To ensure that you and only you (or those to whom you have granted permission) can access and manage your record... a verified email address is required to access key features of your ORCID record.
Verifying your primary email address allows you to:
Verifying is not required in order to:
For more on how (and why) to verify your primary email address, see the ORCID Support site.
Fill out your ORCID profile with as much or as little information as you want. In addition to publications and other works, you might want to include:
You are not required to provide demographic data (age, gender, ethnicity), and all information you add is under your control. Each section and entry can be set as public, limited, or private: you decide what to enter and what to display publicly. Establish the preferred form of your name, hide your old email addresses, or improve your findability with keywords.
ORCID's Search & Link wizards allow you to import data about publications from databases such as Crossref and Scopus (ORCID has a full list of supported databases on their site). Watch this video to learn how!
This link provides more information on allowing databases to automatically update your ORCID account.
Collect and connect allows publishers, funders, and institutions to sync information with ORCID records: when you authorize a trusted party, you help validate the connections between you, your institution or funder, and your work. ORCID calls it "a set of resources and guidelines for ORCID integration and engagement." What does that mean for researchers? The more partners you authorize, the better the data sharing works, and the fewer times you have to enter information.
You can manually add works to your ORCID profile. You may want to do this for presentations or other content that is not listed in databases such as Crossref.
To add a work click the Add works button then click the Add manually button.
You are required to include a Work Category, a Work Type, and a Title. For more information, take a look at ORCID's help page for manually adding works, or check out the list of supported Work Types if you want guidance choosing which one to use.