Why do I need to authorize University of Rochester to access my ORCID account?
By authorizing University of Rochester as a “trusted organization” in ORCID,
you are giving the library permission to share your profile information with business processes in support of the research mission of the University.
Currently, we can feed ORCID profile information into the Faculty Activity Reporting System for AS&E.
We hope to integrate with more UR systems in the future including using ORCID to populate departmental webpages.
You only need to authorize one time. You can revoke UR’s access at any time
through the account settings in your ORCID profile.
What are automated updates?
Automated updates are a set of workflows that reduces the amount of manual labor
needed to update systems. For example, with ORCID, you can create permissions that enable your publications automatically
appear in your profile. Funders and publishers may also request ORCID ids. This helps your work become linked to your
ORCID profile. If something is incorrect or doesn’t make it to your profile, you have the power to edit, add, and delete
entries. Essentially, ORCID makes it easier to link together systems and minimize the time and effort to maintain an
accurate online scholarly identity, but you still retain the power to correct or adapt your profile to show what you want to
How do I setup my ORCID profile to update automatically?
You can ensure your profile updates automatically
with new publications and funding
by 1) using your ORCID when you submit your work to publishers and funders, and 2) connecting your profile to member
organizations through the Search & Link
feature under Works, and authorizing the add/update feature.
At a minimum, we recommend connecting to Crossref Metadata Search. For the best coverage we also recommend connecting to Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID (Web of Science).
For researchers in the Humanities, we also recommend connecting to MLA International Bibliography.
For medical researchers, we also recommend connecting to Europe PubMed Central.
My new work has been published but I don’t see it in my ORCID profile!
Some organizations, like Crossref Metadata Search, send updates to your ORCID inbox
for you to review before they are added to your public profile. Check your inbox
to see if you have any notifications to
approve the addition of new works.
Still don’t see it? Your librarian
What is a “trusted individual”?
A trusted individual is a person to whom you give permission to manage your ORCID
profile. Trusted individuals can edit most profiles information and make connections with external systems. They cannot
make any edits that require entering your ORCID password, including changing your password or deleting your account.
How do I make someone a trusted individual?
Before making someone a trusted individual, they must have an ORCID account. If your
designate does not have an ORCID, have them visit orcid.org
to setup an account.
To grant access to a trusted individual, go to Account settings, then Trusted individuals. In the search box, enter the
ORCID iD, email address, or name of the person you want to make a trusted individual, then click search. Click the Add
button next to their name.
I’ve been made a trusted individual; how do I make edits to someone else’s profile?
Login to your ORCID account. Then click on the switch account link below your ORCID
number and select the profile you’d like to work with. On the new profile page, you can add information as you would on your
What do the different visibility settings (green, yellow, red) mean?
You can control the visibility of everything you add to ORCID. ORCID provides three
visibility options –everyone (green), trusted parties (yellow), and only me (red). Green means that anyone who accesses
your ORCID can see the information. Yellow allows the organizations and individuals you have explicitly given permission
to access the information. Anything with a red setting can only be seen by you. When integrating ORCID with UR systems,
only items with yellow or green permissions can be synced with other systems.