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Researcher identifiers and profiles: Build your ORCID profile

Information on establishing and using researcher identifier and profile systems.

Set the visibility of your profile

Set your privacy settings for any level that you prefer - the only elements that cannot be made private are your name and ORCID iD​

ORCID only collects non-sensitive information.

Add biographical information to raise your visibility

1. Add your affiliation in the Employment section as per UQ Policy 4.20.04 Authorship (Procedures Section 6)

Attribution of Publication Affiliationas per UQ Policy 4.20.04 Authorship


2. Add all variations of your name, including abbreviations, initials or nicknames you use professionally in Also known as

Also known as name variation image

3. Add links to your Websites - this may include your LinkedIn or Twitter profile or your profile at your organisation

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Add works to your ORCID profile

Dealing with duplicate entries: sometimes due to minor differences in the metadata associated with records, automatic updates can produce duplicate entries for the same paper.  If this occurs in your ORCID profile, choose the record you would prefer to have on display, and in the visibility settings for the duplicate record choose the "red padlock - only me" option to hide from public view. **Just deleting the duplicate entry will not be a permanent solution as the next automatic update will return this record to your profile.**

Add funding information to your ORCID profile

Include details of funding awards, contracts or grants you have received to support your research under the Funding section. 

Click Add funding then click Search & link to search for and import your grants from major funders worldwide using the ÜberWizard import tool

Funding drop down menu

ÜberResearch for ORCID demo video (YouTube, 2m:19s) will show you how to link funding to your ORCID using ÜberResearch


Any funding not found using the ÜberWizard can be added manually within your ORCID record.

Learn more about adding funding to your ORCID record.

Add peer review activity to your ORCID profile

Create a Publons account and link your ORCID to have your verified peer review work exported to your ORCID record. 

Publons will enable you to get credit for completing peer reviews (without breaking reviewer anonymity).