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What should I do after I get my ORCID iD?

1. Add professional information to your record

In addition to having a unique way to identify yourself as a researcher, your ORCID iD is also linked to your ORCID record, which contains your name, as well as education, employment, publications, and funding history. Once you have your ORCID iD, we recommend that you update your ORCID record with your Georgetown affiliation and Georgetown email address. If you are new to Georgetown and already have an ORCID iD, we recommend that you update your record with your current contact informationYou can add additional information by clicking on the appropriate add some now links. 

2. Add publications to your record

For publications, ORCID works with Web of Science's ResearcherID, CrossRef, MLA International Bibliography, and Scopus to simplify the process of linking your ORCID iD to information in their databases. (Note: Georgetown University Library does not have a subscription to Scopus). To use the ORCID tools for integrating publications, login to your ORCID record, and click on add some now in the Works section. 

For publications and other works that cannot be linked through the ORCID tools, you can add records manually by logging into your ORCID record, clicking on Add works, and Add manually. When prompted, enter information about each work you want to link to your ORCID iD. ORCID supports works ranging from books and articles to artistic performances, patents, data sets, and conferences. View the complete list here.

3. Consider adding a delegate to update your record

You can add a "trusted individual" to your ORCID record to allow another person to update it with your latest publications, grants, etc. Read more about trusted individuals.

Why should I use ORCID and not another author identifier?

ORCID is the only author identification system sponsored by an independent non-profit organization and not tied to a publisher, corporation, or government agency.

If you prefer to use more than one author identifier system, you may register with other systems as well - they are not mutually exclusive. Several author identification systems, such as ResearcherID and SciENcv, have integrated ORCID iDs into their systems to allow information to flow from one system to another.

Is there anything else I should know about ORCID iDs?

Do not create multiple ORCID iDs by signing up with different email addresses. This creates confusion in the ORCID system and makes it difficult to maintain and update your profile.

Read more from ORCID on how to make the most of your ORCID iD.

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