An ORCID iD is a personal digital identifier that links your name automatically to your publications and professional profile. Follow the step-by-step plan on this page and get started with ORCID.

An ORCID profile saves you time for example when you apply for grants. It ensures that your publications are visible and you will receive recognition for your contributions to science.

Step 1: Register

Sign up for an ORCID account at orcid.org/register.

Register for with an email address of your choice. You can also register via Utrecht University with your Solis ID and password. Click on sign in and then on the button Access through your institution.

You can change your email address and other information at any time.

Step 2: Add your affiliations to ORCID

Enrich your ORCID profile with your affiliates. Let people know where you work.

Step 3: Add links to your other profiles on ORCID

Add links to relevant websites and profiles. Think of the website of the department you work for, GitHub or LinkedIn etc. With a link to your UU-profile page you can be contacted easily.

Step 4: Add your ORCID to your UU profile page

Make a link to your ORCID profile on your UU profile page to increase your visibility. An ORCID icon will then appear on your profile page with a link to your ORCID profile.

Go to your profile page and click add link in the profile tab to create the link between your profile page and your ORCID profile.

Step 5: Add your ORCID ID to Pure

Add your ORCID to Pure, the research information system of the UU.

  1. At the top left of your overview page in Pure choose Create or Connect your ORCID ID.
  2. Read the information in the next screen, select your choices and click on Proceed.
  3. Pure will take you to the ORCID login page.
  4. Log in with your ORCID user name and password and choose Authorize access.
  5. ORCID processes the request after which you return to Pure.
  6. Save your edited profile by clicking on Save.

(Specific information about adding your ORCID iD to Pure for staff of UMC Utrecht can be found on Connect.)

Step 6: Use your ORCID profile for

•    Publications
•    Funding
•    Peer review
•    Memberships
•    And more…

Researchers about ORCID

Need help?

If you have any further questions or you need more help with your ORCID iD please don’t hesitate to send an email to: Library.openscience@uu.nl.