ORCID offers two APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow organizations to connect with individual users’ ORCID records. All the documentation that you need to build your own custom integration using our APIs can be found starting here. You can also find out what you need to do if you are using a third-party system that has already integrated with ORCID.
Familiar with APIs? Then get started planning your integration! See our basic tutorials for step-by-step instructions on how to read, add, and update your users’ ORCID records. You can also access our Swagger UI for our public and member APIs.
Our policy is to provide 12-18 months notice before sunsetting older versions of our API, and to give at least three months notice before turning off all release candidates for the previous version and updating the default API to the latest version. Our API 3.0 is the default version as of September 30, 2019.
We are committed to continuing to improve our backwards compatibility and to supporting our members throughout the upgrade process.
Please note that ORCID APIs 1.2 and earlier are no longer supported.