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Stop manually updating your scholarly activity. Start enjoying automatic updates with your ORCID.

5 reasons you should enable automatic updates

Save time when submitting to funders and publishers
Take control of your scholarly identity
Differentiate yourself from other scholars of the same name
Get your work recognized
Create continuity across systems, like Scopus and NIH Biosketch

When you’re noticed,
we’re noticed.

Help us strengthen our reputation.

Ensuring your work is properly attributed to you also ensures that the University will receive credit for your brilliance. And the more brilliant you are, the more important this link becomes because it can have a significant impact on the University’s rankings.

Our national and international reputation effects how successfully we attract other leading researchers and faculty members, as well as the best students and staff. Meliora starts here.

An Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique number that connects you to all of your work and professional activities. The University of Rochester is currently one of 1039 ORCID member organizations, which includes peer universities, publishers, funders, scholarly societies, and other stakeholders across the research landscape.


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 convey.

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 can help.

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 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 own profile.

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.