ORCID stands for: Open Researcher and Contributor ID and is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create:
An ORCID identifier will help you to distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names, and make sure you get credit for your work.
ORCID identifiers are increasingly being used by:
ORCID identifier provides a:
Please note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.
All academic staff should:
Taking these steps will:
For more information see the ORCID Registration and Connection page in the Research Gateway. This page provides instructions for linking and configuring your ORCID connection in Elements. The default connection is to "read" data from your ORCID account in order to harvest research outputs into your Elements profile. However, you can choose to "write" to ORCID, which allows you to send your research outputs from your Elements profile to your ORCID profile. This is of most benefit for academics whose research outputs are primarily manually added, rather than harvested from external data sources.
University of Melbourne staff can also access the ORCID guide for instructions on linking ORCID to other research identifiers.
All University of Melbourne graduate researchers are required to include an ORCID on the title page of their thesis. See Preparation of Graduate Research Theses Rules.
Academic staff and graduate researchers should add their ORCID when submitting:
Registration for an ORCID identifier is free and fast.
Undergraduate, Honours and Coursework Masters students should register at orcid.org
NOTE: If you have more than one university email address, it is important that you make sure that your ORCID profile has all your email addresses associated with it to avoid duplicate ORCID identifiers being created.
You can then link your ORCID identifier to, and import information from, other sources such as:
Once you have registered you can include your ORCID identifier:
If you are applying for a grant you will need to include your ORCID. The ARC have integrated ORCID with their RMS, enabling researchers to provide a curated list of publications with a few clicks, rather than providing lengthy documents.
Ensure that your ORCID profile reflects your publication output accurately at grant time by:
For more support on using ORCID to populate ARC RMS, see Research Outputs and the ARC RMS service page on the Research Gateway.
Due to enhanced system functionality, you no longer need to import records to ORCID from Elements through a bibtex file.
Instead, you can upgrade your connection in Elements so that it "writes" to ORCID.
Upgrading the level of your integration to 'read from and write publication data to my ORCID account’ will mean outputs added to Elements will also be sent to your ORCID profile. This is of most benefit for academics whose research outputs are primarily manually added, rather than harvested from external sources. These outputs will now only need to be added once, in Elements, for them to appear in both Elements and ORCID.
For step by step instructions, please visit the Writing to ORCID from Elements guide on the Research Gateway.
Note: If you connected your ORCID to Elements before the functionality to write to ORCID was introduced in 2021, you will need to reconnect your ORCID to authorise Elements to write to ORCID.
It's very simple to import records from your Google Scholar profile into your ORCID profile.
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