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Establishing Scholarly Identity with the Online Research Contributor Identifier (ORCID)

Learn about managing your ORCID profile.

If you’re reading this on the github, repo, please see the rendered lesson at:

Content Contributors: Gail Clement, Tom Morrell, Kaylea Champion, Donna Wrublewski

Lesson Maintainers: Tom Morrell

Lesson status: In Development.

What you will learn:


  1. Your OrCiD Profile
  2. Adding Works
  3. Leveraging Your ORCID


Author Carpentry’s teaching is hands-on, so participants are encouraged to use their own computers to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow.

Before working through this lesson you will need:


If you are not sure that your publication’s DOI was issued by the CrossRef DOI Agency, visit the CrossRef Metadata Search. On the ‘Search Metadata’ tab, enter the DOI number starting with the ‘10’ prefix. A record will display if the DOI was issued by CrossRef.

Finding citation in CrossRef database