ORCID Initiative @ CMUThe University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID identifiers for all CMU researchers, including faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned. The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar. The second, tentatively scheduled for fall semester 2014, will acquire ORCIDs for researchers in CIT . ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date, following completion of the pilots.
If you have questions about the ORCID Initiative @ CMU, contact Denise Troll Covey, Scholarly Communications Librarian.
What is ORCID? Why should I care?
ORCID members – academic institutions, funding agencies, publishers and others – are collaborating to create a repository of unique scholar identification numbers (ORCID IDs) and to integrate these IDs into key research workflows, including manuscript and grant submission. The integrations support automated linkages between you, your professional work, and your funding. For updated information about ORCID integrations, see Member Integrations. To see who is involved in ORCID, see the lists of sponsors and members. For more information about the ORCID organization, see the ORCID FAQ.
Why should I have an ORCID ID? What’s in it for me?
An ORCID ID is a persistent identifier that will distinguish you from other researchers throughout your scholarly career. You could be required to have an ORCID ID. Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly integrating ORCID into the manuscript and grant proposal submission process.
Benefits of getting an ORCID ID
- Ensures consistent, reliable attribution of your work
- Enables you to track and report on your work with funders, publishers and institutions
- Facilitates repurposing data for use in CV generation, citation repositories, annual reports, websites, and other systems
- Reduces time to identify scholarly output
- Makes discovery of papers easier and more accurate
Publisher and funding agency integrations
Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Nature and other major publishers are integrating ORCID IDs into the manuscript submission process and embedding ORCID IDs across their research ecosystems. This will save authors time during submission and enable automatic updating of author bibliographies when articles are published.
NIH, NSF and other federal agencies are beginning to integrate ORCID IDs into the ScienCV platform, linking researchers, their grants, and their scientific output. The federal government aims to create an integrated profile system that streamlines the grants and contract application process and reduces the data entry burden for investigators.
For updated information about ORCID integrations, see Member Integrations.
What does ORCID membership do for CMU?
What does ORCID membership do for funding agencies?
How do I get an ORCID ID?
If you do not want to wait for the Libraries to acquire an ORCID ID for you, you can quickly and easily register for an ORCID ID yourself simply by entering your name and email address and creating a password for your ORCID account. If you create your own ORCID, make sure you use an email address listed in the CMU Directory to avoid the Libraries creating a duplicate record for you. After creating your ORCID ID, you can add all your email addresses to your ORCID profile at orcid.org. See How do I add email addresses to my ORCID profile?
What if I already have an ORCID ID?
However, if your ORCID profile does not contain an email address listed for you in the CMU Directory, the Libraries will inadvertently create another ORCID ID for you. If you already have an ORCID ID, we strongly encourage you to add all your email addresses to your ORCID profile at orcid.org. See How do I add email addresses to my ORCID profile?
How do I know if I have an ORCID ID?
If you can’t remember if you registered for an ORCID ID, search your name in the ORCID registry at orcid.org.
If the Libraries create an ORCID ID for you, you will receive an email message from ORCID notifying you of your ORCID ID and providing a secure link and temporary password for you to claim your ORCID ID. (See How do I claim the ORCID ID the Libraries create for me?)
Will the Libraries create an ORCID ID for me?
If you do not want to wait for the Libraries to acquire an ORCID ID for you, you can quickly and easily register for an ORCID ID yourself simply by entering your name and email address and creating a password for your ORCID account. If you create your own ORCID, make sure you use an email address listed for you in the CMU Directory to avoid the Libraries creating a duplicate record for you. After creating your ORCID ID, you can add all your email addresses to your ORCID profile at orcid.org. See How do I add email addresses to my ORCID profile?
How do I add email addresses to my ORCID profile? How do I change the Primary email address?
To add an email address to your ORCID profile, simply login to ORCID, click the Account Settings tab under the banner at the top of the page, then click Edit on the Email line. Enter a new email address at the prompt and click Add. ORCID will prompt you for the password to the added email account and send a message to this account; click on the link in this message to verify the email address added to your ORCID profile. To change the Primary Email address associated with your ORCID account, click Set Primary adjacent to the address you want to be the Primary. You cannot delete your Primary Email address, but you can delete other email addresses by clicking the trash can icon adjacent to the address.
How do I claim the ORCID ID the Libraries create for me?
Eight days after the initial email from ORCID, if you have not claimed your ORCID ID you will receive a reminder email from ORCID. Two days after that, if you still have not claimed your ORCID ID, your first and last name and your ORCID ID will become publicly accessible in the ORCID registry. All the other information provided to ORCID by the Libraries (e.g., your affiliation with Carnegie Mellon, your email address) will not be publicly accessible.
What if I end up with multiple ORCID IDs?
What information will the Libraries give ORCID about me?
Who can see my ORCID profile? How do I set access controls?
If you create your ORCID account, by default the information in your ORCID profile will be publicly available. However, if the Libraries create your ORCID ID, only your name and your ORCID ID will be publicly available. Any other information provided by the Libraries (e.g., your email address and affiliation with Carnegie Mellon) will be private.
You can easily change the access control on each item of information in your ORCID profile. You can choose among three levels of security: Public (anyone can see it); Limited (you authorize Trusted Parties to see it); and Private (only you can see it.) Simply login to ORCID and use the icons to the right of each item to set the access control you want.
When will I use my ORCID ID?
Who manages my ORCID profile?
Will my ORCID profile populate automatically with my research output?
How do I import my citations into ORCID?
You can easily import your citations from a growing list of integrated resources, including the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Registry, CrossRef Metadata Search, DataCite Metadata Store, Europe PubMed Central, ISNI Registry, ResearcherID, and Scopus. Simply login to ORCID, click the Link Works button in the Works section of your profile, then click the link to the resource from which you want to import citations. Only citations with a unique identifier will be imported (e.g., DOI, ISBN).
As more organizations integrate their resources with ORCID, you will be able to import citations from them. You should login to ORCID periodically to import new citations from existing integrations and to check for new resource integrations with ORCID. You can also choose to receive email notifications of new integrations and other ORCID updates. See How can I receive email notifications of new ORCID integrations?
In addition, Mendeley provides a tool that enables you to synchronize citations in your Mendeley and ORCID accounts. See Mendeley to ORCID for instructions.
You can also add citations to your profile manually. See Can I manually add citations to my ORCID profile?
How can I receive email notifications of new ORCID integrations?
You can sign up to receive notifications when you register for an ORCID ID or when you claim the ORCID ID the Libraries create for you. In the Notification Email section of the webpage, check the box to receive ORCID news.
If you already have an ORCID account, login to ORCID, click the Account Settings tab under the banner at the top of the page, then click Edit on the Email preferences line.
Can I manually add citations to my ORCID profile?
Yes. Simply login to ORCID and click the Add Work Manually button in the Works section of your profile. This will display a template for you to enter citation information and set access control on this item.
Is ORCID just for articles?
Do ORCID profiles support citations in non-Latin scripts?
What happens to my ORCID if I leave Carnegie Mellon?
I want to support ORCID. Can I purchase ORCID schwag?
I don’t want an ORCID ID. Can I opt out of the Libraries creating an ORCID ID for me?
IMPORTANT: If you choose to close your ORCID account, you will not be able to register for a new ORCID ID. You can, however, reopen your closed account. See FAQ about Closing an ORCID Account for details.