API 2.0-2.1 tutorials

Basic tutorial: Add and update data on an ORCID record

You can help make life easier for your users by connecting validated information to their ORCID records—and you will also be helping to build trust in scholarly communications. And by keeping that data up to date, you can reduce the reporting burden for your users and improve data quality.

This tutorial will walk you through adding information to an ORCID record, formatting data per the ORCID message schema, and updating or deleting data that you have previously added to an ORCID record. It is based on version 2.0 of the ORCID message schema.

Basic tutorial: Read data on an ORCID record

You can help make life easier for your users by retrieving data from their ORCID records to populate your forms, systems, and more. Using the ORCID API, you can read biographical and research activities information on ORCID records. Responses can be returned in XML or JSON format.

This tutorial will walk you through reading public and limited-access information on an ORCID record using the public and member API. It is based on version 2.1 of the ORCID message schema.

Basic tutorial: Get an authenticated ORCID iD

Collecting validated ORCID iDs for individuals through the OAuth process is important. Individuals sign into their ORCID accounts using their registered email address and password (or alternative sign in account) and then authorize your system to obtain their ORCID iD. This ensures you get the correct ORCID iD for the researcher and that the information on that record reflects their research activities.