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Use Your ORCID When and Where You Can

Use your ORCID when prompted in processes such as manuscript submission, grant proposals and reporting (e.g. eRA Commons).

Link your ORCID id in other services, including ResearcherIDfigshare, and your professional organizations (include it in your profile).

Include your ORCID on conference posters (generate a QR code, if you like, right from your ORCID record page), to direct people to your works.

Consider including your ORCID on your webpage, in social media accounts, and in your email signature. Log into ORCID and click "Display Your ID on Other Sites," and you'll be given a code that you can copy and paste on to your website. For your email signature, copy and paste the preview at the bottom of the "Display Your ID on Other Sites," box.


Use ORCID to Populate Digital Measures

Using ORCID to populate Digital Measures saves you time on repetitive data entry. Your works can be imported in the Intellectual Contribution section of Digital Measures:

  • Go to Intellectual Contributions in Digital Measures
  • Click the "Import" button
  • Under Import form a Third Party, select ORCID
  • Click "Create or Connect your ORCID ID"
  • Login to ORCID
  • Click "Authorize Access." The ORCID Pop-up closes and under "Import from a Third Party," it says "Connected to" your ORCID ID.  
  • Click "Search ORCID"
  • Select the records you want to import and click "Continue"
  • If Digital Measures recognizes a potential match, the system will present a side-by-side comparison of the 'Publication in system' and the 'Publication from import file'. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose either 'Skip' or 'Import' and then select the Continue button at the top of the screen. 
  • If you have UMBC collaborators, a "Match Collaborators" screen opens. Ensure that the correct people are selected. If not, you can change them by clicking "Select a different user account." Once your collaborators are all correct, click "continue."
  • A review screen appears where you can check all the details of the items that you're importing. If everything is ok, click "Finish Import."
  • It says that you're about to import # publications. Click "Continue."
  • It says the number of publications successfully imported. Click "ok."

Use ORCID to Populate SciENcv

Using ORCID to populate SciENcv saves you time on repetitive data entry. You can use your ORCID iD to help populate a new SciENcv biosketch for NIH and NSF grant applications. Iport your information with just a few clicks

Data that can be transferred from ORCID to SciENcv for NSF Biosketches includes:

  • Education = “professional preparation”
  • Employment = “Appointments”
  • Works = “Products” (For citations that have long author lists, an “Edit Authors” button is available when importing citations from ORCID, allowing users to condense author lists according to NSF specifications. See this video for more information.)
  • Biography and Keywords = “Synergistic Activities”
  • Note: NSF is not currently importing funding information from ORCID to the SciENcv Biosketch, but researchers will be asked to fill out a separate “current and pending” grant awards document.

 For NIH Biosketches, data that can be transferred from ORCID to SciENcv includes:

  • Biography = “Personal Statement”
  • Employment = “Positions and Honors”
  • Education = “Education/Training”
  • Works = “Personal Statement – Citations”
  • Funding =“Additional Information: Research Support and/or Scholastic Performance”


Go to NCBI and follow the below steps:

  1. Click “See more 3rd party sign in options” - this will allow you to login with your ORCID iD
  2. Locate ORCID in the list and click on it to be taken to the ORCID login screen
  3. Sign in and authorize NCBI to read your ORCID record
  4. You’ll be prompted to create a new account or link your existing NCBI account

Use ORCID to Create a new CV

Login to My NCBI and follow these steps:

  1. Locate your SciENcv section - this is where you create new CVs
  2. Click “Manage SciENcv” (or Create a new CV) and create a new document
  3. After filling in the other info, select External Source and choose ORCID
  4. Your existing biography, education, employment, publications, and funding are all automatically added!
  5. Edit any section to add/remove information.

Import Data from ORCID into SciENcv (video)

How to connect ORCID with SciENcv for NIH Biosketch (video)

How to connect ORCID with SciENcv for NSF Biosketch (video)