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Welcome to the ORCID API Resources

Now available: API 3.0 release candidate 1! Join the beta test!

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.

We provide frequent webinars in multiple timezones and languages to help you get started with your integration. Register now for an upcoming webinar.

New to ORCID and APIs? Our sample workflows and suggested integration points provide detailed information and best practices for organizations that are integrating ORCID into their systems.

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. 

Please note that ORCID APIs 1.2 and earlier are no longer supported.