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ORCID: Introduction

This guide is meant to provide information about ORCid and how to register for it.

Did You Know?


Journals and Publishers are starting to require authors to have an ORCID account.

For a complete list of publishers or journals the require and OCRID ID please go to the ORCID Open Letter- Publishers page.

Additional Help: How-To Videos

How to register for an ORCID iD

Getting Started

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international non-profit organization developed by the research community. Your ORCID iD is a 16-character digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers with the same or similar names and allows you to link your research to your iD, ensuring that your work is correctly attributed to you. Many publishers, funders, universities, research organizations, and professional associations already use ORCID to identify researchers and their work. Your ORCID iD belongs to you, not to your institution, meaning you have full control over what data is associated with your iD.

Your ORCID iD allows potential collaborators, funders, prospective employers, and publishers to easily and unambiguously find your research. WILEY explains the benefits of using ORCID in the video below. To summarize:

  • Your ORCID iD streamlines grant and publication requirements by allowing you to simply share your iD instead of filling out time consuming forms.
  • You can add variations of your name to your profile and directly import citations from databases such as SCOPUS and ResearcherID.
  • You control how your information is presented and with whom it is shared.


1. Click here to open ORCID's registration page then enter your personal information and create a password.

Please note: ORCID recommends adding more than one email address to ensure you do not lose access to your account. You may choose to add a personal email address in addition to your FSU email address to safeguard your account.

2. Select who can see your ORCID record and set your notification settings. Note: You can change your visibility settings at any time by clicking on the lock and key icon next to the relevant field on your account.

"Everyone" refers to any individual who accesses the link to your ORCID iD. "Trusted parties" are entities you have manually granted permission to view your record. Selecting "Only me" will make your account completely private and undiscoverable.

3. Verify your email address. After registering you will receive an email with a verification link; simply click on the link and log in to verify your account.

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