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Welcome to ORCID's Knowledge Base for users of the ORCID Registry. You can find documentation on most of the features of the ORCID Registry here, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about ORCID, the ORCID APIs, and the ORCID Registry. 

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Knowledge Base

  1. What is ORCID 

    1. What is ORCID?
    2. Your ORCID iD - your digital name identifier
    3. What is my ORCID iD and how should I use it?
    4. Does an ORCID iD assure my identity?
    5. How is ORCID different from other researcher identifiers?

    1. Register a member API client application
    2. Structure of the ORCID Identifier
    3. Register a public API client application
  3. Register for your ORCID iD 

    1. Register your ORCID iD
    2. Verifying your email address
    3. How to verify your email address
    4. I didn’t receive a verification email, what now?
    5. Getting started with your ORCID record
  4. Sign into ORCID 

    1. Sign into ORCID
    2. Forgotten your password?
    3. Different ways to sign into ORCID
    4. Why do I need an ORCID password if I'm always going to sign in using my institutional or social media accounts?
    5. Linking accounts
  5. ORCID account settings 

    1. Account settings
    2. Account email addresses
    3. Language display preferences
    4. ORCID inbox notifications and frequency settings
    5. Password
  6. Visibility settings 

    1. Visibility settings
    2. Trusted parties
    3. Trusted organizations
    4. Add a trusted individual to your account
    5. How can I help someone update their record as a trusted individual?
  7. Building your ORCID record & connecting your iD 

    1. Building your ORCID record and connecting your iD
    2. Add identifying (biographical) information to your ORCID record
    3. Add and edit your name on your ORCID record
    4. Add the country or region where you research to your ORCID record
    5. Add keywords to your ORCID record
  8. Works, metadata, and peer review 

    1. Add works to your ORCID record
    2. Add works by direct import from other systems
    3. Import and export works via BibTeX
    4. Importing works from a BibTeX file
    5. Exporting works into a BibTeX file
  9. Do you have more than one account? 

    1. Do you have more than one account?
    2. Removing your additional or duplicate ORCID iD
  10. Deactivating an ORCID account 

    1. Deactivating an ORCID account
    2. Reactivating your deactivated ORCID account
  11. Auto-updates: time-saving and trust-building 

    1. Auto-updates: time-saving and trust-building
    2. Auto-updates in your institution’s system
    3. Auto-updates in third-party systems: Publons
    4. Auto-updates in third-party systems: DataCite
    5. Auto-updates in third-party systems: Crossref
  12. Technical requirements to use ORCID 

    1. Technical requirements and supported browsers on ORCID
    2. Register or Sign-In Button not doing anything? Known plugin issues
    3. Cookies and plugins
  13. Frequently Asked Questions about ORCID 

    1. How do I or how does my organization get involved with ORCID?
    2. How do I become an ORCID member? Are there fees involved?
    3. How are new features decided?
    4. How do I get the public data file?
    5. What can I do if I have concerns about data in the Registry?
  14. Frequently Asked Questions about the ORCID API 

    1. Is the Sandbox different from the Production Registry?
    2. What does this error code mean?
    3. How are organizations identified in ORCID?
    4. Can data on an ORCID record be entirely private?
    5. How do I get my system added to the ORCID Search & Link Wizard list?
  15. Contact us 

    1. Contact us
  16. All articles 

    1. What is ORCID?
    2. How do I or how does my organization get involved with ORCID?
    3. Register a member API client application
    4. Visibility settings
    5. Account settings
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