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Researcher identifiers and profiles: ORCID

Information on establishing and using researcher identifier and profile systems.


Your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) will belong to you throughout your scholarly career, distinguishing you from all other researchers and automatically linking your professional activities to ensure you get credit for all of your work.  

How do I get an ORCID?

  1. Log in to UQ Researcher Identifiers - if you are an HDR student, login with your student ID.
  2. Click Link this identifier in the first ORCID box
    Screenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  3. In the second box "I need an ORCID iD", select or enter the email you wish to associate with your ORCID account
  4. Click Create a new ORCID iD
  5. Complete the online form and click Authorize - this will enable UQ to access your ORCID information
  6. Click Link ORCID to finalise the process - your ORCID iD will now be linked to UQ eSpace
  7. Check your email, you should receive an email from ORCID to verify your account

Link your ORCID to UQ eSpace - UQ staff

  1. Log in to UQ Researcher Identifiers
  2. Click Link this identifier in the first ORCID box
    Screenshot of ORCiD box in UQ Researcher Identifiers
  3. In the first box "I already have an ORCID iD" click Link your ORCID ID
  4. You will be prompted to log in with your ORCID login and click Authorize - this will enable UQ to access your ORCID account
  5. Click Link ORCID to finalise the process - your ORCID ID will now be linked to UQ eSpace

Use your ORCID when

  • Applying for funding - Funding bodies including the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Wellcome Trust are requesting ORCID iDs to improve the efficiency of grant submission and grant management
  • Submitting manuscripts - Publishers are collecting ORCID iDs to contribute to your publication's metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you
  • Renewing membership with professional organisations, for example the Modern Language Association and the Society for Neurosciences
  • Accepting peer review assignments, so you can be acknowledged for that activity