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ORCID and researcher identifiers

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I am having trouble connecting my ORCID with Elements. What can I do?

If you are making the connection while off-campus, you will need VPN access to successfully access Elements. If the issue persists, contact the Research Office at Curtin (ROC) team at

I am a sessional or casual staff with an ORCID ID. Do I need to connect my ORCID to Elements? 

The University does not harvest publication records for casual or sessional staff so there is no need to add your ORCID to Elements.

I have connected my ORCID with Elements but some of my publications on ORCID are not displaying in Elements.

Linking your ORCID with Elements will not retrieve publications from ORCID to populate your Elements profile. Elements will use the data (eg DOI) from the ORCID records for verification purposes to help improve your Elements profile. Additionally, Elements will not be able to populate your ORCID record.

I already have other IDs such as a Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID. Do I still need an ORCID ID?

ORCID is an international/universal author identifier increasingly used by publishers and institutions around the world. You can link your ORCID record to your Scopus ID and ResearcherID to ensure the systems are synchronised and updated.

I have linked my Scopus Author ID with my ORCID. Will my publications in Scopus be automatically updated in ORCID?

Linking does not result in automatic updates into ORCID for your new publications.  You will need to: i) search periodically from within ORCID for new publications or ii) search Scopus to find your new publications and click 'Add to ORCID'. More information is available at the Elsevier site.

I have two ORCID IDs. What should I do?

You should only have one ORCID ID. If you have multiple IDs, see the procedure on the ORCID support page.

I am moving to another institution. What happens to my ORCID?

Your ORCID record stays with you through-out your research career. It is not tied to a particular institution. Ensure you update information such as new affiliation and link it to your new institution's research management system.

I am concerned about who or how my ORCID record is managed?

A core principle of ORCID is individual control. You are in control of your data on ORCID, including what data to add to your ORCID record, who can add data to your ORCID record as a trusted individual or organization, and whether any of that data can be seen by the public or trusted parties. In addition, data can only be edited by the person or organization that added it. Only you can edit any data that you or a trusted individual have added to your ORCID record, and only trusted organizations (ORCID members) can edit data that they have added.