Use ORCID to uniquely identify you as a researcher

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Register and Link to JHU

Click on the link above and follow these directions to link your ORCID to JHU.

  1. Register with your information if you do not have an account yet. Sign into your account if you do.

  2. You can use your JHED credentials to sign in.

  3. Give JHU access to your ORCID record. Check the box next to “Allow this permission until I revoke it”.

  4. If you want to pull in publications from other sources, go to Works-Add Works. Choose Scopus, Web of Science, Europe Pubmed Central, and/or CrossRef to add your publications.

Tips & Tricks

  • Add '/print' to the end of your ORCID URL and it will present all your public ORCID information in a CV-like format. 
  • As of 6/5/19, only CrossRef and DataCite will send updates to your ORCID record. If you use the Scopus 'search and link' wizard, you'll have to periodically go into Scopus to send the update. 

Who uses ORCID?


NIH and ORCID are teaming up to reach a laudable goal: place researcher's biographical information in one place, so that it can be updated once and then shared with a long list of funding agencies, institutions, and profile systems. 

They call it ORBIT: ORCID Reducing Burden & Improving Transparency.


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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, community-driven organization that maintains a registry of unique personal identifiers. This registry disambiguates researchers so that articles, chapters, books, datasets, and other research products are accurately and correctly attributed.


ORCID is an important part of the network infrastructure that supports research dissemination. If you want accurate information about your work shared easily between publishers, JHU, funders, collaboration networks, and research platforms, you should have an ORCID. Dr. Andrew Dunning, University of Toronto, shares why and how he uses ORCID as a master-list of his work. A 2018 piece in PNAS outlines the use of ORCID and an author taxonomy to combat poor authorship practices.


JHU is asking you to register for ORCID, if you haven't already. We also ask you to link that ORCID with JHU. That way JHU can share information about your employment with your ORCID record, and JHU can see the work you have shared on the network. ORCID provides lots of help, also.

How To Register and Link ORCID

This how to video was created by Jaime Blanck. Lead Informationist, Welch Medical Library, and the Office of Online Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Value of ORCID

What is ORCID?