Guest written by Helen Carter, Research Publication Specialist in the Faculty of Medicine

Are you getting the most out of your ORCiD? if you do one thing for Open Access week 2020 19-25 October; check Pure, add/link your ORCiD and enable the sync!

You probably know about or already have an ORCiD ID, but are you getting best value from it, or is it gathering digital dust?

Growing global adoption and mandating of ORCiDs by publishers, research funders, databases and repositories as well as increasing integration with other systems, means there’s never been a better time to get an ORCiD and link it with your professional information. It will help you get recognition for all your contributions, including for example peer-review, which might otherwise be overlooked. This saves time, effort and reduces the risk of errors whilst increasing the reach of your published work and other contributions to the scholarly ecosystem.

Your ORCiD record is owned and managed solely by you and you have full control over these integrations, but in order to maximise their benefit and reduce data entry and duplication of effort, you’ll need to activate them.

You can link Pure to ORCiD so that ORCiD is updated whenever new published works are added and approved in Pure. Rather than curate your ORCiD web profile manually, links can be established with trusted sources (see below), to push information automatically to ORCiD and from there to other systems, e.g. Research Fish. Recording your ORCiD in Pure ensures the University can report it, when required.

Text Box: If the double arrow shows like this in the ‘edit’ view of your profile, sync is enabled and Pure can export to ORCiD. If it’s struck through              like this, the export is disabled:

Why not start by checking your ORCiD is in Pure and activating the synchronisation?

Check your ORCiD in Pure: If the double arrow shows in the ‘edit’ view of your profile, sync is enabled and Pure can export to ORCiD. If the arrow struck through, the export is disabled.

Funding: applications to NIHR, Wellcome and UKRI funders (& more) require ORCiDs. They can be added to your Je-S account at any time. And REF2021 guidance states: ‘the funding bodies strongly encourage an ORCID to be provided for all submitted staff in REF 2021’.

Journal submission systems: Editorial Manager (pdf download), Manuscript Central, ScholarOne, eJournalPress, HighWire’s Bench>Press and more.

Publishing: BMJ journals, Cambridge University Press, eLife, EMBO press, Faculty of 1000, Hindawi, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, PLOS, The Royal Society, SAGE Publications, Science Journals, Society of Open Science, Springer Nature, Wellcome, Wiley.  

Peer reviewing: if a journal uses open peer reviews, like those for F1000Research which are assigned a DOI, the full details of your peer review can be linked to your ORCiD profile. For organisations using closed peer review models, the entry in your ORCiD profile may just give the name of the journal or the funding organisation for which you have reviewed. Publons and ORCiD can be linked.

Europe PubMed Central and Scopus can also be used to populate ORCiD e.g. importing historic outputs from previous employment, although this can also be done by populating Pure first which will ensure your University Web profile includes your entire scholarly portfolio

Researchfish: ORCiD can populate Researchfish with publications if you link your accounts although entries may need editing.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please see the Library ORCiD webpages or email

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