Adding ORCID ID to your ACRIS profile

ORCID is an identifier which distinguishes you from every other researcher. ACRIS allows you to link an ORCID ID to your personal profile, and to export information from your personal profile within ACRIS to your ORCID ID account reducing the need to add data to multiple systems.

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and is a universal identifier which academic authors can adopt. It is a unique and persistent way for researchers and scholars to eliminate name ambiguity and accurately connect authors to their works, projects and institutional affiliations throughout their career.

Why should I get ORCID ID?

ORCID helps you easily and reliably link your unique identity with your contributions such as datasets, articles, books, media stories, samples, experiments, patents, and notebooks. It is founded on interoperability and allows you to link with other identifier systems, including those maintained by funders and publishers, and exchange data freely with those research information systems.

Adding ORCID to your ACRIS record.

You can link your ORCID ID to your ACRIS record

  1. Log in to ACRIS at  and click on Edit Profile to bring up a pop-up window with your profile information.
  2. Under the Metadata tab (should be the default option) click the Create or Connect your ORCID button to proceed. 
  3. Read the data transfer description and click proceed
  4. New to ORCID? - register an account (you will receive a verification email that you must action to complete your registration)
  5. Existing ORCID? - login using your ORCID credentials
  6. Following authorisation you will be redirected to your ACRIS profile where the ORCID will now show
  7. Remember to save your profile record.

Note! You can revoke permissions for exporting information any time. If you revoke permissions, the next time that ACRIS tries to export content to your ORCID ID it will fail. After this failure, ACRIS will never export to your ORCID ID again until you re-authorize this process.

Check your publication list in ORCID. If you have imported publications from more that one source, it's possible that you have duplicates. If this happens, you can remove duplicates manually.

Data transferred from ACRIS

ACRIS exports the following information to ORCID:

  • Other ids, such as Scopus
  • Research outputs that are either e-pub ahead of print or published with visibility set to public.
  • Your affiliation

Using your ORCID ID elsewhere

The ORCID standard is being adopted by many types of organisations, including research funders and publishers. Here are a few examples of integration:

  • Publishing: use your ORCID ID to log in to manuscript submission systems in journals such as PLoS One, Genome Biology published by BioMed Central, or any journals using the ScholarOne manuscript submission systems used by major publishers.
  • Pre-prints: link your arXiv account with ORCID.
  • Reference management software: used in EndNote, either to import references from ORCID or to populate your ORCID record.
  • Databases and citation reports: use ORCID to make sure the data held about you in databases like Web of Science, InCites, SciVal and Scopus is correct

How do I get an ORCID identifier?

Registration is free and fast for all researchers and scholars. All you have to do is visit the ORCID registration page and enter a few details about yourself. You are then issued an ORCID ID which is a 16-digit number of the form 0000-0000-1234-5678. This ID can then be used when when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Editing email notifications from ORCID

You can choose which messages you would like delivered to your inbox when you register and in your Account Settings under Email and notification preferences. If you created an ORCID account prior to October 8, 2015, your notifications preferences will be weekly by default.

ORCID inbox notifications and frequency settings – ORCID

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