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Why everyone should get an ORCID?

Professor Steven Tingay, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering:

"The ORCID is rapidly becoming the standard for tracking research and identifying researchers in my field, astrophysics.  Increasingly, high profile journals are adding ORCIDs to author lists in hypertext form, providing high visibility to ORCIDs in publications and easy access to other work by the same author.  Along with preprint servers and publication metrics analysis sites, the ORCID, as a unique identifier, is becoming an important tool for recognition of research.  And it is easy to obtain an ORCID." 

Professor Damien Arrigan, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering:

"ORCID provides me with a unique identifier that enables me to use it as a single reliable source of my track record. This can be accessed by journal publishers as well as by funding agencies. As an example, publishers in chemistry, such as RSC and ACS, now require corresponding authors of submitted manuscripts to have an ORCID ID.

By linking everything to my ORCID ID (submitted papers, other databases etc., including, in the near future, submitted research proposals) I can have more confidence that my track record is consistently defined. It also means ORCID is the most up-to-date record, because it automatically adds my new publications to my record once these are published with my ORCID ID included. Hopefully, linking ORCID to Curtin’s Elements will also bring advantages of speedy updates and accurate data."

Professor Kirsten Holmes, Dean of Research, Faculty of Business and Law:

"I have an ORCID as this is the global one stop shop for recording a researcher’s profile and is not tied to any institution. Funding bodies such as the ARC ask for ORCIDs on grant applications. Also in a sector where so much of our work is tied to commercial entities such as publishers, ORCID is a not-for-profit organisation, which is good to support."

Professor Lin Fritschi, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences:

"There are millions of people publishing in the academic literature today. I'm lucky as I have an unusual name, but for many researchers it is almost impossible for others to get an idea of how brilliant your ideas and work actually is. Just get an ORCID -  it's easy, they do all the work, and you just need to login now and again and check the publications that they think might be yours. You can link your ORCID to lots of databases (such as grant profiles) so your publications can be automatically uploaded. How good is that?" 

Associate Professor Lucy Montgomery, Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology:

"Are you tired of trying to maintain a coherent list of your publications? Frustrated by trying to keep multiple researcher profiles up to date via sites like, ResearchGate and LinkedIn? Sick of hunting down papers so that they can be included in Elements? ORCID is the answer! It provides a non-commercial, safe, stable place for you to keep a record of works that you have published and grants that you have won. It provides you with an ORCID ID link that you can add to your social media profile so that contacts on Twitter and LinkedIn can see your publication list with zero fuss. If you provide journals with your ORCID ID, publications will automatically appear in your ORCID record. ORCID even connects with Elements – so you won’t have to hunt down your latest publications every time the University asks you to prove they happened. And your ORCID record goes with you if you change institutions. If you are a serious researcher then ORCID is for you. Funding agencies, Universities, and journals are increasingly requiring an ORCID ID, so you might as well hurry up and start enjoying a system that will actually make your life easier."

Professor Mark Harris, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Business and Law:

"A great, easy and effective way to manage all of your academic outputs, submit papers and increase your visibility." 

Professor Dawn Bennett, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative:

"Having an ORCID has made an enormous difference to profiling and managing my research outputs, from identifying citations to having publications auto-populate to the relevant databases."

ORCID setup guide

Download the ORCID setup guide (PDF 570kb) for step-by-step instructions on how to register for an ORCID, import publications, and connect your ORCID with other systems. 

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You can link your ORCID ID to, and import information from other sources such as:

  • Scopus Author ID
  • ResearcherID
  • CrossRef
  • DataCites
  • Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and more

Refer to the Your Online Profile tab in this guide.

What is ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier for researchers that links together your research outputs and activities.


  • Is required by publishers for journal submissions and funders for grant applications
  • Distinguishes you and your research outputs from other researchers
  • Improves recognition and discoverability of you and your research output
  • Can be used throughout your whole research career
  • Can make it easier to generate publication lists and citation reports 

Australian Research Council (ARC) grant recipients will be able to auto-populate their research output data into their Research Management System person profiles and application forms from November 2018.

ORCID at Curtin

Curtin HDR students are required to provide their ORCID on application for Candidacy.

Curtin staff are strongly encouraged to connect their ORCID to Elements, Curtin University's Publication Management System.

The video below shows you how to create or connect your ORCID via Elements. It only takes 30 seconds!!


Once the connection is made, Elements gathers persistent identifiers, such as DOIs, from your ORCID record and uses these to query verified scholarly data sources (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science) and claim works on your behalf.

Note: ORCID will not harvest from your Elements profile.

If you are off campus you will need VPN access to successfully access Elements. 

To ensure your ORCID is connected to Elements, see the last page of the ORCID set up guide.

Register for ORCID

Register for an ORCID via the ORCID Registration page.

  • Set the default privacy to Everyone to ensure that others are able to search and see your record.
  • Under 'Email Frequency', click on learn more about notifications to manage the format frequency of your notifications.
  • If ORCID finds any records that match your name you will receive a message prompting you to select the correct ID.
  • You will receive your ORCID via email - use it to complete the registration process.
  • Under the MY ORCID Record tab use the edit icon to add personal information, bio and employment details to your profile, ensuring that all settings are public.

For more detailed information on the process, including how you can sign in using your Curtin log in, see the ORCID Set Up Guide.

Connect your ORCID profile and add publications

When submitting your papers for publication ensure you include your ORCID and ask that the publisher records it.

Keep your ORCID profile up to date with all your publications using the Search & Link Wizard to connect to different organisations. 

Add Manually

If you are unable to import your works from another source you can add them manually by selecting the Add Manually Option under Add Works and filling in the required details. 

A wide range of works can be added to your ORCID profile such as articles, books and book chapters, conference papers, patents and much more.

See the ORCID page for more information.