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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) : Home

Provides information about ORCID researcher identifiers and their use at KAUST.

Connect KAUST to your ORCID record

Using the ORCID/KAUST integration tool you can grant KAUST permissions to add affiliation information to your ORCID record or to update your ORCID record with information about your publications in the KAUST Repository. To get started visit:

Adding publications to your ORCID record

Use a wizard to import work information from another system by clicking "Search & link" and selecting from the available systems (such as Scopus, Crossref and ResearcherID).

Import a list of publications in bibtex format (such as that available as an export from your Google Scholar Citations profile). If using Endnote to produce a bibtex export you will find that the default Endnote formatting of bibtex is rejected by ORCID, you will need to use the modified bibtex export filter attached below.

Add funding history to your ORCID record

Bring records for the grants you have received into your ORCID record through the ÜberWizard from Uberresearch (a database of funded grants from more than 200 funders worldwide).

Add patent history to your ORCID record

Record your inventorship for patents in both the Lens patent database and in your ORCID record by logging into Lens with your ORCID login and then identifying your patents (see Lens's Recording Inventorship page for details)

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What is an ORCID?

An ORCID ID is a unique identifier for researchers. It allows research activities to be accurately attached to individuals over time, between institutions and across multiple information systems. For more details visit: What is ORCID?

Why should I get one?

Having an ORCID ID allows you to better manage your research profile and keep it up-to-date. In addition, publishers, funders and other organizations are increasingly using ORCID in their manuscript submission and grant application procedures. Look at the list of current members to see who is already using ORCID and how they are using it.

Recommendations for setting up your ORCID record

1. Add enough information to your ORCID record to distinguish you.

2. Use the available wizards to import your existing works (through Scopus or ResearcherID for example) or awarded grants.

  • Using these wizards has the added advantage of letting you establish these organizations as Trusted Parties. You can then authorize them to automatically update your ORCID profile with information about new publications in the future, thus making it easier to keep your publications list up-to-date.

3. Check that the privacy settings are set the way you would like. For each part of your ORCID profile you have the option of making the information public, keeping it private, or allowing limited access (organizations that you authorize as Trusted Parties can see this information). See ORCID Privacy Settings for more details.

  • Most researchers allow information about their research activities to be displayed publicly, but keep their email addresses private.

Need help managing your ORCID record?

If you would like someone to be able to help you update and manage your ORCID record you can add them as a trusted individual in the Account Settings section of your ORCID record. For more information see:

Reusing information from ORCID records

External systems can be set up to search and retrieve information from the ORCID system using their public API. In addition, member organizations such as KAUST can set up systems to add information to the ORCID records of researchers who grant the relevant permissions via the member API.

To export the publication list from your ORCID record as bibtex, log in and then select the "Export works" option (for screenshots and a detailed explanation see: ).


Check out our FAQs.

Email or Call:

  • Mohamed Baessa, Preservation and Digital Services Manager

    Call: 808-3605


  • Daryl Grenz, Digital Repository Lead

    Call: 808-3630

Library Training About ORCID

If you would like to set up a group or individual training session about ORCID please contact Daryl Grenz.

Use your ORCID and see how your research is being used

Several external tools can display metrics information for all items in your ORCID works list:

  • - Europe PMC automatically creates an author profile for you with citations tracking and charts based on information in your ORCID record. Simply search Europe PMC with your ORCID ID and your author profile will come up as the first result.
  • - Sign up for the free trial, add your ORCID, and Impact Story will give you citation and usage information for publications listed in your ORCID profile. When new items are added to your ORCID profile they will be automatically added to your Impact Story profile on a weekly basis.

Video: What is ORCID?

Watch this video on Vimeo to get a basic overview of the value of an ORCID.