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Describes ORCID iDs and the importance of establishing an ORCID iD for researchers, authors, scholars.

Get A ResearcherID

If you do not already have a ResearcherID, you will need to create it and then associate your publication citations from Web of Knowledge to your Researcher ID.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Join Now It's Free" button.
  3. Complete and submit the web form.
  4. Confirm your registration by clicking on the link in the e-mail message that ResearcherID sends to your e-mail address.
  5. Complete the registration form and submit your registration.
  6. Login to your ResearcherID account and complete your profile -- minimally, adding publications to your profile by using the "Add Publications" option provided.

Connect Your ResearcherID and ORCID iD

To connect your ResearcherID to your ORCID iD, do the following.

  1. Login to your ORCID profile.
  2. Scroll down to the "Works" section, mouse over the "Add works" option, and click on the "Search & link" option.
  3. Click on the "ResearcherID" link.
  4. Click on the "Authorize" button to authorize the connection between your ORCID profile and your ResearcherID.
  5. Login to your ResearcherID account.
  6. Click on the "Go" button to the right of "Send ResearcherID publications to my ORCID account".
  7. A list of citations associated with your ResearcherID account will display; select those citations you want to send to your ORCID profile and click the "Send" button.
  8. This action will redirect you to ORCID where you will need "authorize" the action.
  9. Go to your ORCID account to verify the connection between your ORCID iD and your ResearcherID.

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