Communication resources & graphics

In order to provide the best experience for users, we strongly recommend that you follow the guidelines below for presenting ORCID within your systems. We also highly encourage you to include ORCID branding, graphics, and communications to meet the best practices of Collect & Connect.

Use the ORCID iD icon or member logo when describing ORCID

Only use the green iD icon  to represent ORCID in your communications, websites, software applications. Use 

For downloads in various sizes and colors, as well as our use policy, see our Trademark & iD Display Guidelines. If you have questions or need additional sizes/file formats, please contact the ORCID Community team

If you prefer using an icon font, the Academicons font created by James Walsh includes the ORCID iD. The green iD icon color is Hex #A6CE39/Pantone 382.

ORCID member organizations may also use the ORCID member logo. Contact the ORCID Community team to request a copy of the ORCID member logo.

Include text describing ORCID and a link to the ORCID website

Since your users may not be familiar with ORCID, we encourage you to include text in your application that describes ORCID and provides a link to the ORCID website for additional information. 

Including text describing ORCID, how your system integrates with ORCID, and how this benefits your users is a also requirement to meet ORCID's best practices and receive Collect & Connect badges.

About ORCID text

ORCID provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD. Learn more at

Longer description:

ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Learn more at

Sample text: Authenticate

[Organization name] is collecting your ORCID iD so we can [add purpose]. When you click the “Authorize” button, we will ask you to share your iD using an authenticated process: either by registering for an ORCID iD or, if you already have one, by signing into your ORCID account, then granting us permission to get your ORCID iD. We do this to ensure that you are correctly identified and securely connecting your ORCID iD. Learn more about What’s so special about signing in.

Sample text: Display

To acknowledge that you have used your iD and that it has been authenticated, we display the ORCID iD icon alongside your name on our website/in our publications/in our database etc. Learn more in How should an ORCID iD be displayed.

Sample text: Collect

Filling in the same information about yourself over and over again is frustrating. That’s why we let you choose information from your ORCID record to populate our online forms [MEMBER TO ADD SPECIFIC USE CASE]. Learn more in Enter once, reuse often.

Sample text: Connect

By sharing your iD with [ORGANIZATION NAME], and giving us permission to read and update your ORCID record, you enable us to help you keep your record up-to-date with trusted information. Learn more in Six ways to make your ORCID iD work for you!

Sample text: Synchronize

[ORGANIZATION] is making it possible for you to easily share your research information and keep it up-to-date. With your permission, we will synchronize information between [SYSTEM NAME] and your ORCID record, every XX days/weeks. Learn more in Enter once, reuse often.

Use an ORCID-branded button or link to connect users' ORCID iDs

Choose the most appropriate place to ask that users connect their ORCID iD: sign-in screen, profile, submission page, etc.

  • Prompt users to register or sign into ORCID using the ORCID API -- do not prompt users to type in their ORCID iD!
  • Use an ORCID iD branded button, link, or graphic
  • Provide clear communication to users about any permissions you are requesting and the benefit to them


Register or Connect your ORCID iD

Note: The code is for demonstration purposes only and must be customized to fit the needs of your application

The button or link is a custom link to ORCID that allows your system to request permission from a user to get their ORCID iD and perform actions to their ORCID record. For more information on generating this URL, see:

This URL can also be adapted to pre-fill the sign-in or registration form with user information, to specify a language setting, or to show the sign in form (instead of the registration form). See Customize the User Experience for more information.

  • Ensure that the popup is triggered by user action, to avoid popup blocker issues (e.g.: use the JavaScript onclick() event to trigger the method)
  • Ideal dimensions for the popup window are 500px wide by 600px high
  • Show the page URL in the address bar of the popup window
  • Include scroll bars for the popup window


Provide an appropriate redirect page and close the OAuth window

  • Your redirect URI call will be displayed inside the popup window - make sure that your content and formatting are appropriate for this window
  • After the user completes the process, close the OAuth window automatically or provide a button to close it


Note: The image above is for demonstration purposes only - ORCID does not provide a redirect page. You will need to create your own redirect page in order to send users back to your site.

Try it out!

Click the button below to perform a trial of the above. This is just a demonstration. No information from your ORCID record will be transferred.

Display authenticated ORCID iDs in your system

Now that you've collected the user's ORCID iD, display it -- in your system, on your website, and in metadata. 

Display iDs as complete HTTPS URLs, linked to the user's ORCID record, with the ORCID iD icon before the URL. For more information and iD icon downloads, see our Trademark & iD Display Guidelines.

ORCID logo

Example HTML

<p><a href=""><img alt="ORCID logo" src="" width="16" height="16" hspace="4" /></a> <a href=""></a></p>