Presentation guidelines

In order to provide the best experience for users, we strongly recommend that members follow the guidelines below for presenting ORCID within their systems.

To see these guidelines in action, visit Try it Out! at the bottom of this page.

Use a button or link to connect users to ORCID via OAuth

  • Do not prompt users to type in their ORCID iD!
  • Prompt users to sign into ORCID via OAuth - this ensures that you receive the correct ORCID iD from the user and prevents entry errors
  • Use an ORCID iD branded button/link


Create or connect your ORCID iD

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OAuth Resources

The URL included in your button/link should contain an HTTP call that allows your ORCID member client to GET an OAuth Authorization Code from a user, which can be exchanged for an access token as part of the 3-legged OAuth authorization protocol used in the ORCID API. For more information on generating this URL, see:

This URL can also be adapted to pre-fill the sign in/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.

Include text describing ORCID and a link to the ORCID website


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. Learn more at
ORCID is an independent non-profit effort to provide an open registry of unique researcher identifiers and open services to link research activities and organizations to these identifiers. Learn more at .
  • Ensure that the popup is triggered by user action, to avoid popup blocker issues (ex: 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 run the code (this is just a demo - no information from your ORCID record will be transferred).

Get the code for this button example!