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ORCID and Researcher Profiles

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides researchers with a free unique identifier – an ORCiD ID – and a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD.

Why register?

Your ORCID iD:

  • distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • enables you to comply with the increasing number of organisations that require ORCiDs, including for grants and funding
  • is interoperable: it works with many institutions, funders and publishers
  • is persistent: you can use it throughout your research career
  • is owned and controlled by you – you can manage what information is connected and where it is shared

AUT researchers are encouraged to sign up for an ORCiD ID and to link it to their Research Elements profile.

Register for an ORCiD ID

AUT academic staff can now sign up with ORCiD ID from Research Elements

Sign up for an ORCiD

  1. Sign into Research Elements, Under My Action, click Add. You will be directed to the registration page on the ORCID website
  2. Fill in the registration form. Use your AUT email as the primary email and make it visible to everyone if you wish. It is recommended by ORCiD that members should also add a personal email to the Additional email box. This will help you recover your account if your institutional email is no longer accessible. You don't need to show your personal email to the public
  3. On Visibility settings, select to ensure your profile is visible to publishers and researchers
  4. After submitting your registration, you will be asked to authorise AUT Research Elements to access your ORCID record. Click Authorize
  5. Check your email and look for a verification email from ORCID. If you can't find it in your main email inbox, check your spam or junk folder

You're connected! Your ORCID number should now display on your Research Elements profile.

You can now return to your ORCID record and add information about yourself, e.g. education, employment. You can also add publications and other research activities.


Doctoral students

If you are employed at AUT and are able to login to Research Elements, follow the above instruction for staff to add ORCID to your Research Elements profile.

Doctoral students who are not employed at AUT are also encouraged to register for an ORCiD ID. Go to ORCID to register for an ID and to fill in your ORCID record.

Connect your ORCiD ID with Research Elements

If you already have an ORCID iD, you can now add it to your Research Elements profile. 

  1. Sign-in to Research Elements. Under My Actions, click Add ORCID. You will be directed to the ORCID website.
  2.  Sign-in to your ORCID account
  3. After signing in, you will be asked to authorise AUT Research Elements to access your ORCID record. Click Authorize
  4. You're connected!  Your ORCID number should now display on your Research Elements profile

Add publication details to ORCID

There are several ways to add your publications and other research outputs to your ORCID profile. Click Add works to find these options:

Search & link:

You can link your ORCID record with a list of databases and websites. This will give these databases/websites permission to update your publications automatically on your ORCID record. For example:


Import BibTex

You can import references from BibTex (.bib) files. E.g. export a BibTex file from Google Scholar and import it to ORCID:

  • Open Chrome and log in to your Google Scholar account
  • Select your publications that you’d like to export to ORCID
  • Click Export > BibTex
  • Rick click on the body of the next page. Select Save as to save it as a .txt file. Window users may need to copy the text of this page and paste it into the Notepad app before saving it as a .txt file.
  • Login to your ORCID account. Click Add works > BibTex > Choose file, select the file you saved and import it.


Add manually

Follow these instructions to manually add publications to your ORCID record.

Add peer review to ORCID

Peer review is one of academic contributions in your academic career. The peer review section in your ORCID account is the best place to get your peer review activities recorded and recognised.

Peer review records can only be added by a trusted organization using API. Users cannot self-assert. However, this can also be done by a third-party review recognition service, such as Publons:

Read more details on the ORCiD website.

Manage duplicated items

ORCID provides two options for merging duplicated items:

  1. Multiple records with a common identifier such as DOI, ISBN: ORCID will group these records automatically for you to review. You can use the Manage Similar Works button to merge these records. 
  2. Multiple records for the same work but use different identifiers: You can manually select these records and click the Combine button to combine these records into a group. Click the Manage Similar Works button to merge these records if you wish.

ORCiD and Dimensions

Connect ORCiD and Dimensions author profile

  • Login to Dimensions
  • Click your account on the top right corner
  • Select Connect with ORCiD
  • Sign in to your ORCiD
  • You will be asked to grant Dimensions access to your ORCiD. This will allow you to claim publications for your ORCiD record through Dimensions.
  • f the above permission has given to Dimensions, an Add to ORCID button will appear under publication pages in Dimensions. Search your profile or the publications that you'd like to add to your ORCiD record. Claim publications individually for your ORCiD record. 


  • Publications in your ORCiD will NOT be added to your Dimensions profile automatically.