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How to add your ORCID to Pure to reduce duplicate data entry

ORCID & Pure


An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier, used worldwide, that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher, even if you move institution or change name. ORCID iDs look like a credit card number: 0000-0001-8414-9272.

You can connect your iD with your professional information - affliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

You can register for an ORCID iD or to connect your existing ORCID iD with the university by using Pure. See the guide on Your ORCID iD and Pure for more details.

Your ORCID record is owned and managed solely by you, not the University.

Getting & using your ORCiD

Registering for your ORCiD via Pure benefits you because:

  • Pure will automatically update your ORCiD profile when new publications are added to Pure
  • ePrints Soton will display your ORCiD on all your publications and datasets in the repository

Getting you ORCID with Pure

  • Log into Pure
  • Select edit profile
  • Select the Create ORCiD link
  • Read the data transfer description and click proceed
  • Register an account (you will receive a verification email that you must action to complete your registration)
  • Following authorisation you will be redirected to your Pure profile where the ORCID will now show

Remember to save your profile record.

See the guide on Your ORCID iD and Pure for more details.

Congratulations! To get even more benefit from ORCiD, make sure it is linked from Pure so the University can automatically update your ORCiD profile, which in turn can be used to populate other systems such as ResearchFish.

Linking your Pure profile to ORCID

  • Log into Pure
  • Select edit profile
  • Select the Connect link
  • Read the data transfer description and click proceed
  • Login using your ORCID credentials
  • Following authorisation you will be redirected to your Pure profile where the ORCID will now show

Remember to save your profile record.

See the guide on Your ORCID iD and Pure for more details.

In addition to the FAQs below, ORCID have a Frequently Asked Questions section.

Why should I have an ORCID iD? What’s in it for me?

An ORCID iD is for life: if you change institution anywhere in the world you take it with you. With an ORCID iD you can ensure all your grants, publications and outputs are correctly attributed to you. Unlike employer or publisher identifiers, your ORCID record is managed by you and stays with you throughout your career. Organisations such as HESA, Wellcome, UKRI and publishers are using this identifier and in the future it will ensure smoother linking up of all aspects of research and enable new services around managing and publicising these activities.

Am I required to get an ORCID?

As an ORCID member organisations, the University encourages but does not mandate all research active researchers to register for and manage their ORCiD record. In addition: 

  • The REF strongly encourages all researchers to have an ORCiD.
  • Funders such as Wellcome and NIHR require an ORCIDs for PIs
  • Publishers such as Wiley and PLOS are starting to require ORCIDs for authors
  • Professional associations like the Modern Language Association are incorporating ORCID iDs into membership renewal

What information about me will ORCID display?

The actual IDs assigned by ORCID are designed to be publicly available. The ORCID iD will be freely available along with your name. This is so you can be associated with your publications and they can be attributed to you. They take the form 0000-0001-2345-6789 and can be a URL for example

Beyond that, you choose which information you want assign as public or private by managing the settings in your personal ORCID account. More details are available. We would recommend in order for other people to be able to verify that they have the correct ORCID iD for the correct person, that at minimum you should make your current institution publicly available on your ORCID profile, and ideally your publications as well. You can use Pure to automatically populate and update your publications on your ORCID profile.

Will my ORCID record populate automatically with my research output?

You can give Pure permission to update your ORCID profile whenever a new publication or dataset is added to Pure. Your ORCID profile will update every evening with any new items that have been validated. To find out more about this function, see the guide on Your ORCID iD and Pure for more details.

You can also select from many organisations to populate your profile with information from their records. With your permission, ORCID will import articles from Scopus, Europe PubMed Central and CrossRef, among others.

How can I turn off email notifications of automatic updates to my profile?

  • Login to ORCID
  • Go to Account Settings
  • Go to Email and notification preferences
  • Scroll down to Account and record notifications
  • Choose Never for 'Items are added or edited in my record by a trusted party'

I’ve ended up with two ORCIDs – what should I do?

Please contact Serviceline. ORCID are able to merge identifiers so you will have only one, but anyone using the other(s) will be redirected. We can arrange for this to happen, and if needed change the ORCID registered with the University.

What if I move institutions?

One of the advantages of ORCID is you can keep the same ID throughout your career, wherever you work. We would recommend you update affiliation information as appropriate and (if they have such a service) consider linking it with them.

Is ORCID GDPR compliant?

ORCID has recently aligned with GDPR practices and has published an article outlining your rights as a user under GDPR

What is ORCID?

For articles, use cases and further information see

ORCID Member Organization: Connecting Research and ResearchersORCID ID DisplayORCID Connect