ORCID @ CMU

The Libraries is leading an initiative with two important objectives:

  • To help CMU researchers acquire an ORCID ID if they don't already have one.
  • To link CMU researcher ORCID IDs with their Andrew IDs in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system.

A pilot project was completed Fall semester 2014 for faculty and staff researchers in CIT.  The ORCID Initiative @ CMU is now open to all CMU researchers.  To participate, go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu and follow the brief instructions.  Participation takes only a few minutes.

Why ORCID?

So researchers can get recognized.  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 because publishers and funding agencies are increasingly integrating ORCID into the manuscript and grant proposal submission process.

And so CMU can connect CMU researchers with their contributions.  Linking your ORCID ID to your Andrew ID in CMU's identity management system is important to facilitate research assessment.  Over time, ORCID IDs will be integrated from the identity management system into the Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance System (SPARCS), Research Showcase @ CMU and other campus systems. 

If you have questions about the ORCID Initiative @ CMU, contact Denise Troll Covey, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

ORCID FAQ

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor Identification.  ORCID is an open, non-profit, global, community-driven initiative to disambiguate authors of scholarly work and to better connect researchers to their research output and to each other.  ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and linkages that ensure your work is recognized. 

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.

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.

ORCID membership and IDs enable the University to more easily track and analyze CMU’s scholarly output.  ORCID can send us alerts about the research activities of CMU researchers.  We can use ORCID data to populate local systems to support networking, collaboration, and reporting.  For example, ORCID will substantially reduce the workload of managing and maintaining up-to-date information in the Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance System (SPARCS) and Research Showcase @ CMU.

Member funding organizations can establish trusted relationships with grantees to receive updates on their research activities, thereby reducing application and post-award reporting requirements, including repository deposits.  Member funders that integrate ORCID IDs into their grantee databases can reduce duplicate records and perform cross-organization data exchange and record management.

Go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, click the Create My ORCID button, authenticate with your Andrew ID, and then follow the brief instructions.  Your ORCID ID will be created and linked with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system. 

You will receive an email message from ORCID asking you to claim your ORCID account.  To claim your account, set an ORCID password, and access your ORCID record, simply click the secure link in the email message from ORCID.  Do not use your Andrew password or any password affiliated with a Carnegie Mellon account as your ORCID password.

Only your name and ORCID ID will be displayed in your ORCID record. Your Andrew email address will be associated with your ORCID account, but it will not be displayed in your ORCID record or discoverable in a search of the ORCID Registry.

To avoid creating duplicate ORCID IDs, the University Libraries have created a web application that will prompt you to indicate whether you already have an ORCID ID or you want the Libraries to create an ORCID ID for you. 

If you already have an ORCID ID, go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, click the Provide Existing ORCID button, and follow the brief instructions to link your ORCID ID with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system.

If you can’t remember if you registered for an ORCID ID, search your name in the ORCID registry.

If you already have an ORCID ID go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, click the Provide Existing ORCID button, and follow the brief instructions to link your ORCID ID with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system.

If you do not have an ORCID ID go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, click the Create My ORCID button, and follow the brief instructions.  Your ORCID ID will be created and linked with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system.  You will receive an email message from ORCID asking you to claim your ORCID account.  To claim your account, set an ORCID password, and access your ORCID record, simply click the secure link in the email message from ORCID.  

Do not use your Andrew password or any password affiliated with a Carnegie Mellon account as your ORCID password. 

The University Libraries will help you create an ORCID ID and link it with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system.

Go to https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, click the Create My ORCID button, authenticate with your Andrew ID, and then follow the brief instructions.  Your ORCID ID will be created and linked with your Andrew ID in Carnegie Mellon's identity management system. 

You will receive an email message from ORCID asking you to claim your ORCID account.  To claim your account, set an ORCID password, and access your ORCID record, simply click the secure link in the email message from ORCID. Do not use your Andrew password or any password affiliated with a Carnegie Mellon account as your ORCID password. Only your name and ORCID ID will be displayed in your ORCID record. Your Andrew email address will be associated with your ORCID account, but it will not be displayed in your ORCID record or discoverable in a search of the ORCID Registry.

  1. Go to https://orcid.org/signin and login to your ORCID account.
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of your name at the top of the column on the left.
  3. Enter the name you want associated with your ORCID account.
  4. Click the Save Changes button beneath the name fields.

To add an email address to your 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 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 accont. 

To change the Primary Email

Click Set Primary adjacent to the email 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.

After you create an ORCID ID at https://orcid.library.cmu.edu, you will receive an email message from ORCID asking you to claim your ORCID account.  To claim your account, set an ORCID password, and access your ORCID record, simply click the secure link in the email message from ORCID.  Do not use your Andrew password or any password affiliated with a Carnegie Mellon account as your ORCID password.

Eight days after the initial email from ORCID, if you have not claimed your ORCID account you will receive a reminder email from ORCID. Two days after that, if you still have not claimed your ORCID account, your name and your ORCID ID will become publicly accessible in the ORCID Registry.  Your ORCID account will be associated with your Andrew email address, but the email address will not be publicly accessible.

The Libraries' web application at https://orcid.library.cmu.edu is designed to prevent multiple ORCID IDs being created for you, but if you do end up with multiple ORCID IDs, contact support@orcid.org.  ORCID has a procedure for dealing with duplicates.  Essentially, they will merge the records so that one ORCID ID becomes a pointer to the other, which becomes your primary ORCID.  

If you use the Libraries' web application at https://orcid.library.cmu.edu to create an ORCID ID for you, only your name and Andrew email address are sent to ORCID.  Only your name and your ORCID ID will be publicly accessible in the ORCID Registry.  Your Andrew email address will be private and undiscoverable in a search of the ORCID Registry unless or until you choose to change the access control.  See "Who can see my ORCID record? How do I set access controls?"

If you want to change the email address associated with your ORCID account, see "How do I add email addresses to my ORCID record?  How do I change the Primary Email address?"

The Libraries and ORCID respect your privacy.  ORCID’s Privacy Policy complies with the Safe Harbor principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Anyone can see your ORCID record.  By default, with the exception of your email address, information in your ORCID record is publicly available.  However, only your name and ORCID ID must be publicly available.  You control access to any other information you add to your ORCID record. 

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 in your record to set the access control you want. 

    

You might be asked for your ORCID ID when submitting a grant proposal or article manuscript.  You might also want to add it to your web profile, your CV, or any place you list your research.  ORCID recommends using the URL form of your ORCID identifier, e.g., http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8040-822X

If you created your ORCID account at http://orcid.org/, you manage the content of your ORCID record.  ORCID's default access control is Public, meaning that any information you entered is publicly accessible unless or until you change it.  See "How do I set access controls?"

If you used the Libraries' web application at https://orcid.library.cmu.edu to create your ORCID account, the Libraries manage your ORCID account until you claim it.  After you claim your account, you manage your ORCID account.  Regardless of whether you claimed your account, your name and ORCID ID will be publicly available ten days after your account is created.  See "How do I claim my ORCID account?"

No, your ORCID record will not populate automatically with your research output.  However, you can easily import your citations from a growing list of integrated resources.  See "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 record?"

You can sign up to receive notifications when you register for an ORCID ID or when you claim your ORCID account.  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.

Yes. Simply login to ORCID and click the Add Work Manually button in the Works section of your ORCID record. This will display a template for you to enter citation information and set access control on this item.

No.  You can import or manually enter citations for all kinds of research, including articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, dissertations, datasets, learning objects, conference papers, presentations, and grant proposals. 

Yes, non-Latin script character sets with Unicode encoding are supported for display and search of ORCID records and the ORCID Registry.  Such citations can be added to your profile manually or imported if the exporting database supports these characters. 

Your ORCID ID and record go with you.  ORCID is tied to you, not your institution.  You can continue adding to your ORCID record regardless of where you work or study. 

If you leave Carnegie Mellon University, we encourage you to update your ORCID record at orcid.org.  Changing the Primary Email address associated with your ORCID account is particularly important if you will lose access to your Carnegie Mellon email account(s).

Yes.  ORCID has a store on Cafe Press.  You can purchase t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. with the ORCID logo.  You can customize some of the items with your ORCID ID. 

Yes, you may opt out.  Carnegie Mellon does not require you to have an ORCID ID. 

If you created an ORCID ID, you can choose not to claim (activate) your ORCID account or, if you’ve activated it, you can close your ORCID account.  We don’t recommend this, however, because funders and publishers are increasingly requiring ORCIDs with proposal or manuscript submission. We suggest you keep your ORCID account and, if necessary, make your record private.  (See "How do I set access controls?"

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. 

Yes, researchers can designate trusted individuals to enter information into their ORCID record for them, and they can remove trusted individuals from their ORCID account.

How to designate a trusted individual

To designate a trusted individual on an ORCID account, both the researcher and the trusted individual must have an ORCID ID.  Please use the University Libraries’ web application at https://orcid.library.cmu.edu to get your ORCID IDs.

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click the Accounts Setting tab in the menu bar above your ORCID profile.
  3. Scroll down to the Trusted individuals section.
  4. In the search box, enter the ORCID ID, e-mail address, or name of the person you want to make a trusted individual, then click search.
  • If you enter an email address or ORCID ID, a pop-up box will ask you to confirm adding that user as a trusted individual.  Click Add. A user must have an ORCID iD before you can make them a trusted individual.
  • If you search for a trusted individual by name, a list of matching ORCID records will appear.  Click the Add button next to the name of the person you want to make a trusted individual, or click on the name to display their ORCID record.

How to remove a trusted individual

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click the Accounts Setting tab in the menu bar above your ORCID profile.
  3. Scroll down to the Trusted individuals section.
  4. Click the trash can icon next to the Trusted individual’s name to remove them.