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ORCID at Oxford - Researcher Identifier system: How to register for an ORCID

ORCID Researcher Identifiers

Why ORCID at Oxford?


Why register through ORCID at Oxford instead of the ORCID website?

If you register direct at ORCID.org you enter your details manually, so anyone can claim to be employed at the University of Oxford. But if you create (or link) your ORCID iD through the (Single Sign On) authenticated ORCID at Oxford service, the ‘source’ of the 'Employment' information displays as ‘University of Oxford’ rather than you.  

Why convert my ORCID?

Why should I connect my existing ORCID to Oxford?

Benefit to you: ORCID at Oxford gives you ‘University of Oxford’ verified affiliation. It will also save you time and effort as it increasingly provides automated linkages between publisher and funder and University systems.

Benefit to the University: efficient and accurate reporting for the benefit of all involved in research at Oxford.

Create an ORCID account - new users

New procedure January 2017:

  1. Go to IT Services https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/orcid (with Oxford Single Sign On).
  2. Click Login to ORCID.
  3. This takes you to the ORCID website. Fill in the form (name, university email, create password, etc) and click Authorize.
  4. This creates your ORCID, and returns you to IT Services Self Registration which confirms your ORCID has successfully been linked to your Oxford account.
  5. Click 'return home'
  6. Your ORCID number is displayed, and an option to 'View your ORCID profile'. Clicking on it will return you to the ORCID site. You need to sign in if you wish to add information such as publications.
  7. Logout of IT Services Self-Registration.

Already have an ORCID? link it to Oxford

NOTE:  You'll need to delete your manually entered affiliation (Employment) first if you want the verified affiliation to display. 'Employment' needs to be blank to enable verification. 

  1. Go to your ORCID account and delete the manually entered Employment.
  2. Go to https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/orcid and log in with your Oxford SSO.
  3. Click Login to ORCID. This takes you to the ORCID website.
  4. Click Sign in (next to 'Already have an ORCID iD?').
  5. Enter your email and password.
  6. Click Authorize to link your ORCID to your Oxford account and to add ‘The University of Oxford’ as your verified affiliation to your record.
  7. A page indicating that your ORCID is linked to your Oxford account will be displayed.
  8. Click 'return home'
  9. Your ORCID number is displayed, and an option to 'View your ORCID profile'. Click on it if you wish to edit or sign out of your ORCID account.
  10. Logout of IT Services Self-Registration.

How do I replace a manually entered affiliation (Employment) with a verified one?

'I already have an ORCID. I entered my Employment details manually and I would like my verified Oxford employment to display instead.'

Verified affiliation (Employment) will not overwrite manually entered information on your ORCID account.

If you don’t already have an Oxford ORCID: delete the manually entered Employment on your ORCID account then go to https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/orcid and follow the instructions to link an existing ORCID

If you have an Oxford ORCID: (i) go to https://register.it.ox.ac.uk and follow the instructions to unlink your ORCID at Oxford. (ii) Go to your ORCID account and delete the manually entered Employment. (iii) Go back to https://register.it.ox.ac.uk and follow the instructions to link an existing ORCID.