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Research Visibility: Managing Author Profiles

Benefits of ORCID

 ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) (‘or-kid) is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of persistent unique digital identifiers which are linked to researchers' scholarly and grant activities.

 It is often a requirement by publishers and funders.

 Interoperable with different platforms:

  • It can be linked up to and used by publishers, databases and organizations. This minimizes administrative form-filling when submitting research or applying for grants.
  • Integrated with ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID to exchange data both ways. This allows you to easily import publications lists from your other author profiles.
  • Import publications from Google Scholar, EndNote, and other sources supporting BibTex format.

 Auto-updates your listed works if you set up wizards / trusted organisations to quickly update / auto-update your works.

 Input once, reuse often: If your education, employment, grant information and publication categories are populated and updated from time to time, you will be able to generate a complete and up-to-date CV using the Print View function 

Create an ORCID

1. Go to

2. Click on Register Now

3. Fill in fields:

  • Use institutional email as the primary email.
  • Password requires 8 characters, alphanumeric and symbol / case.

4. Select Visibility Settings:

  • Recommended to set to "Only Me"  until your profile has been populated with publications.
  • You can change your visibility settings later to "Everyone".

5. Agree to Terms of Use to Register

6. Click on the link in the confirmation email to activate your ORCID.

Set Up Your Profile

1. Go to

2. Click on Personal Account and sign in.

3. Click on Add Employment and type "National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University".

4. Add Keywords that describe your research interests and projects.

Add Works (ResearcherID, Scopus & Google Scholar)

Note: Importing data from multiple author profiles may lead to duplicate entries. 

 If you have a ResearcherID:

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click on Add Works and select Search and Link.
  3. Select Researcher ID.
  4. You will be asked to allow ResearcherID to automatically add newly published works to your ORCID record. Click Authorise*temporarily unavailable while ResearcherID moves to Publons. 


 If you have a Scopus Author ID:

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click on Add Works and select Search and Link.
  3. Select Scopus - Elsevier.
  4. You will be asked to allow Scopus to automatically add newly published works to your ORCID record. Click Authorise
  5. The Scopus2Orcid page will open in a new tab in your browser.
  6. Select your Scopus Author ID(s). You may have more than one Scopus Author ID, as it is automatically assigned based on author name variants or differences in affiliation.
  7. Review the publications from the selected Scopus author profiles to ensure that they belong to you.
  8. Enter your institutional email. Click Send publications.


 If you have a Google Scholar profile:

  1. Begin by following the steps to export publications list (BibteX format) from Google Scholar.
  2. Login to ORCID.
  3. Click on Add Works and select Import BibTeX
  4. Click “Choose File” to open the file menu, then select the BibTeX (.txt) file you want to import.
  5. The publications from the file will appear in a list:
  • Select save (floppy disk icon) next to a work to add the work individually; or
  • Select delete (trash can icon) to delete the work individually; or
  • Select "save all" to add all of the publications at once.

Other Ways to Add Works

 If you have publications or datasets with a DOI (Direct Object Identifier):

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click on Add Works and select:
  • Crossref Metadata Search for publications; OR
  • DataCite Search for datasets.
  1. You will be asked to allow access to your ORCID record. Click Authorise.
  2. Do an author search or title search for your publication.
  3. Click Add to ORCID.


 If you have publications without a DOI (Direct Object Identifier):

  1. Login to ORCID.
  2. Click on Add Works and select Add Manually.
  3. A screen will pop-up. Manually type in information of your publication.
  4. Click Add to List once completed.