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This guide provides information about how to create and use your ORCID ID at FSU.

Displaying your Works

In order for your works to be displayed on your ORCID, you must input them onto your account (10,000 maximum). It is recommended that you permit trusted organizations to add/update this information so that they can do it automatically. There are several methods of accomplishing this:

  • A Search & Link Wizard (ORCID Recommends this)
  • Importing from a BibTeX file
  • Add works using an identifier
  • Manually (you will have to provide your own metadata)

See the tabs above for more information about Search & Link, Identifier Imports, and BibTeX.

"ORCID does not store full text or data files, instead we enable connections between your ORCID iD and the unique identifiers for documents." -ORCID

Once established, you can enable auto-updates from other systems such as ResearcherID and SCOPUS.

For instructions on grouping already imported works, please view the video below.

This method is recommended because wizards make the process the simplest and ensure that the data being received is sourced directly from the host. Utilizing this can have the linking process begin on either the ORCID site or the organization's website. Regardless, the first step is to grant access to the organization's integration through connecting your ORCID with your desired system. 

Locate the green "Add Works" button on your account and locate the "Search & Link" button. From here, you will have the option to choose a wizard; a list of supported wizards and their capabilities can be found here. After choosing the one that best fits you, you will be prompted to grant access and then taken to the members website; select the works you would like to add to your record. For exact instructions, please consider the video below.

"Works added with a Search and Link Wizard will display the relevant organization as the source of the item and you as the source of the connection between that item and your record."


Identifiers can be used to import your work data. The supported types are:

  • DOI
    • Crossref
    • DataCite
    • mEDRA
  • ArXiv
  • Pubmed ID

Any of these can be used to add works to your ORCID account. Have your identifier ready and from your account, locate the green "Add works" button and choose your preferred identifier method. Once you have made selection, a box will appear prompting you to input the identifier. Once done, your work's data will be pre-populated on the new form; it is advised to manually check for errors. From this screen, you can also select a visibility setting. If you do not, it will default to your preferred setting.

When done, click Add to list.

Similar to the manual, BibTex can be used to import works from systems that have not yet built a connection with ORCID! To import utilizing this format, you will have to have a BibTeX file of your own creation ready. To begin creating your own BibTeX file, the following is required:

  • Plain Text Program (such as Notepad)
  • Understanding of LaTeX (Preferably)
  • Schema / typesetting Implementation

If none of those facets mean anything to you, then manually inputting your file is just as effective as this method. However, if you wish to continue, the basics of the schema can be found here.

Please note that this guide does not endorse any tools that claim to aid in the creation of a BibTeX file. However, nor does it disparage them.

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