Skip to Main Content

Research Identity

Tools to manage, track and report your Research Identity

What is ORCID?

Your Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) is a persistent digital identifier to connect you to your research output. ORCID is a non-profit initiative driven by a global community of research institutions and agencies, publishers, funding bodies, and professional associations. It provides an online profile to link to your other professional profiles, accurate author identification and publication attribution, full integration with the ARC RMS (which simplifies the grant application process), and is supported my many publishers.

UTAS researchers are expected to create and maintain an ORCID.

UTAS helpsheet

Build and manage your ORCID profile


This video gives a quick tour on how to populate an ORCID profile. It covers how to reset your password, add your place of employment, add academic credentials, use the Search & Link wizard to add publications, and explains why it's important to have more than one email associated with your account.

A Quick Tour of the ORCID Record from ORCID on Vimeo.

Register for an ORCID

To ensure your ORCID is visible, accept the default privacy settings (Who can see this? 'Everyone'). Remember that the more public content you include in your account, the less you need to repeat it elsewhere and the easier it will be for others to identify you and your research.

Connect to your online profiles & researcher identifiers

You can add your UTAS Discovery Profile, Google Scholar Citation, Twitter, and LinkedIn URLs.

You can also add your ORCID to your other Researcher Identifiers and profiles (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science - ResearcherID, and Google Scholar Citations Profile Homepage).

Add publications

There are a many ways to add publications to your ORCID profile:

From within ORCID:

Via UTAS' Research Management Platform: add your ORCID to your Discovery Profile in Elements and sync your research outputs to your ORCID

Promote your ORCID

Add your ORCID to your Discovery Profile via Elements, to your web page, and email signature. You can even create a QR code.

Useful links