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  • ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier which is unique to you and remains with you throughout your career, even if you move to another institution
  • With an ORCiD you can ensure information about your research activities (e.g publications, grants) are correctly associated with you
  • You can maintain all of your key information in one place and have complete control over what information is displayed publicly
  • An ORCiD is now essential when you apply for external funding, and publishers' systems increasingly connect with ORCiD

How do I get an ORCiD and link it to SOAS Research Online?

  • Creating your ORCiD is free, quick and simple to do
  • Visit the ORCID registration page
  • Add the essential information
  • Having your ORCiD linked with SOAS Research Online is very simple, just watch this short video below and follow the steps.
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Do I have to add information to my ORCID record?

  • It is possible to just use your ORCID iD as a unique digital identifier, without adding additional information to your ORCID record
  • It is a good idea to add different forms of your name, current affiliation and link to your SOAS web profile
  • Adding fuller details of your publications and past funding awards will save you a great deal of time in the future as you can use this information with increasing numbers of systems that connect to ORCID

How do I add information about my publications to my ORCID record?

  • You can export details of your publications from SOAS Research Online as a BibTeX file and then import this to your ORCID record
  • You can also provide permissions for ORCID to import articles from sources such as Web of Science and CrossREF through the ‘Link Works’ option. This means that ORCID will pick up future publications automatically but it may not find them all. Selecting CrossREF is a good choice
  • You can also add new works to your ORCiD manually through the ‘Add Work Manually’ option
  • See link for further details