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Research Analytics: ORCID

How to use publishing and citation data to evidence your strengths, develop your publishing strategy and make connections



ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is an independent non-profit organisation that provides researchers with a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD, which distinguishes you from other researchers.   ORCiD also provides a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD. 

ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions and other research-related services. 

What is ORCID?

Benefits of ORCID

  • Free to register to and use 
  • Distinguishes you and ensures that your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • Improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • Interoperable and persistent
  • Reduces form filling: enter once, reuse often
    • Once you have linked your ORCID in Pure, your publications in Pure automatically flow into your ORCID record
    • Link your ORCID to Researchfish and other research systems to enable automatic update of your publication data

How is ORCID different from other author identifiers?

  • You own and control your ORCID iD
  • You have control over the visibility of your ORCID profile, deciding what information you share with others.  For most benefit, make your information viewable by trusted parties. 
  • ORCID is nonproprietary and interoperable with many different research systems
  • ORCID is not specific to a country, discipline or language - your ORCID ID is global and stays with you no matter where you work or in what field
  • ORCID encourage you to link your ORCID iD to other identifiers such as ResearcherID/Publons and Scopus Author ID.  More information on how to do this. 

How to create your ORCID and connect it to Pure

You can create your ORCID profile via Pure or directly at ORCID.

Linking your ORCID profile to Pure follows the same process whether you already have an ORCID or not.  Follow the steps below to allow your publications in Pure to automatically feed through to your ORCiD profile. 

  1. Log into Pure
  2. Select edit profile
  3. Select the Create or Connect link
  4. Read the data transfer description and click proceed
  5. New to ORCID? - register an account (you will receive a verification email that you must action to complete your registration)
  6. Existing ORCID? - login using your ORCID credentials
  7. Following authorisation you will be redirected to your Pure profile where the ORCID will now show
  8. Remember to save your profile record.

Publication details from Pure will be exported to ORCID on a nightly basis. Your ORCID iD will be publicly visible on your profile page in the University of Bath research portal.

Currently we are only able to send content from Pure to ORCID.  For information on importing data from ORCID into Pure, contact

For more information about Pure and ORCID see Research & Innovation Services' webpage

Populating and using your ORCID iD

As well as linking your ORCID to Pure, you can populate your ORCiD record in a number of other ways (ORCID help pages).

Your name, published name, biography, and email addresses need to be added manually, but all other fields can be populated by connecting your ORCID iD with other information systems.

How to add and edit your name on your ORCID record (ORCID help page)

How to add identifying information to your ORCID (ORCID help page).

Using the Search & Link Wizard is recommended for adding additional works.  


Include your ORCID iD in research systems including Pure, manuscript submission systems, grant applications, Researchfish, repositories and many more and, with your permission, your information can be exchanged between these systems so you don’t have to enter it manually. This saves you time and ensures the use of quality data that you have approved and your organizations have certified.

Display your ORCID iD on your Pure profile, email signature, conference presentations, media stories, CV, and anywhere you have a public profile for your research (e.g. blog, website, social media).

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