ORCIDs are Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers. They are provided to researchers as unique identifiers to distinguish their research from that of others who may have similar names. ORCID, Inc., is an international, not-for-profit organization that manages the registry of researchers who have claimed ORCIDs. For more about the organization, see the ORCID FAQ page.
ORCID is being used by hundreds of research institutions, funders, and publishers. Numerous grant funders and publishers now require ORCIDs as part of the publication or proposal submission process.
See this list for more on research organizations actively integrating ORCID into their workflows: https://orcid.org/members
If you do not already have an ORCID ID, you can create one at https://orcid.org/register. Alternatively, you can claim an ORCID ID through a Lehigh institutional account. Use your Lehigh email when you register, and set your privacy preferences using the options listed. Note that "public" is the default option for your profile, while "limited" allows you to exchange information with select organizations.
No, you should have only one ORCID identifier. If you previously signed up for an ORCID ID at the request of a publisher or other institution, we’d encourage you to link that ID to Lehigh. The advantage of this institution linkage is that you can import citations from your ORCID account into Lehigh systems like the annual activity reporting system and save yourself time on re-entering information.
If you have more than one ORCID ID, you'll want to remove your extra account(s). Sign into the ORCID account that you'd like to keep and navigate to "Account settings" at the top of the page. Scroll down to "Remove duplicate record" and enter the login information for the account that you'd like to remove.
Log into your ORCID account and select "Account settings" at the top of the page. Scroll down to the "Trusted individuals" section. Here you can designate another person who can then edit your account.
In case you do not know about SciENcv, it is a CV tool that allows you to maintain grant applications, biosketch information, and progress reports associated with grants. SciENcv was being developed by the NIH along with the DOD, DOE, EPA, NSF, USDA, and the Smithsonian. See more about SciENcv on this background information page.
You can set up SciENcv by logging into (or creating) your My NCBI account. Next navigate to the My NCBI home page and click on the box marked SciENcv. You can then create your SciENcv profile either by using your eRA Commons account or by manually entering information. As you work on setup, look for the link to add your ORCID ID to your SciENcv profile.
Only for the institutional option. Linking your ORCID to Lehigh is one way to log in to ORCID, but you will always see several options when you sign into the ORCID Registry: sign in using a personal account, institutional account, or social media account. When you sign in for the first time using your institutional or other non-ORCID account, you will be asked to provide your ORCID username (email address or ORCID iD) and password, to confirm that the accounts should be linked. After that, you may use your ORCID sign in details or any of the other linked accounts to access your ORCID record.
No. You can link multiple institutional accounts to your ORCID account. Once linked, you may use any of these accounts to gain access to the ORCID system. You can also unlink any of these accounts.