ORCID and Research Organizations

ORCID can help research organizations and professional associations to accurately and easily identify your researchers, obtain up-to-date information about their research activities and contributions, and connect authoritative information from your systems with your researchers’ ORCID records. By embedding ORCID iDs in your systems, such as personnel and membership databases, identity management systems, institutional repositories, and research information systems, you can reliably connect your researchers, scholars, and innovators -- and their contributions -- with your organization.

Importantly, by using ORCID in your system(s), you can play your part in building a trusted research infrastructure by asserting the connection between researchers and scholars and their affiliation with your organization. Here are the basic steps:

  • Authenticate ORCID iDs for your researchers, employees, members, and students - ensure they sign in to ORCID via OAuth to validate their iD before connecting it with your organization
  • Display iDs to signal that your information systems are plumbed to support your researchers’ use of ORCID
  • Connect information about their affiliation – and, if applicable, contributions – to your researchers' ORCID records, making it easy for them to share this trusted information with other systems and profiles they use
  • Collect information from your researchers’ ORCID records and use in your systems to pre-populate forms, researcher profile and reporting systems
  • Synchronize information between ORCID records and your systems to improve reporting accuracy and speed

Learn how to Collect & Connect ORCID iDs in research organization workflows


A successful integration takes more than just technical know-how. Communication with researchers and other stakeholders is key to gaining support.

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