UWA Profiles and Research Repository



What is ORCID®?

ORCID® provides researchers with a globally unique iD that can be used throughout their scholarly career. In an international research environment, your ORCID distinguishes your research output from all other researchers to ensure consistent, reliable attribution of your work and accurate measurement of your research impact. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

You should register for an ORCID iD to get a:

  • Unique, persistent identifier
  • Profile page which can include your list of publications.

Note: ORCID does not track citations and your ORCID profile will not include citation counts.

Why should I have an ORCID® iD?

Registering for an ORCID® iD and then quoting your iD when publishing a paper, releasing a dataset or applying for funding will:

  • Eliminate name ambiguities, ensuring all your research outputs are linked to your name and name variations.
  • Allow the UWA Profiles and Research Repository to find and match your research outputs more efficiently, saving you time.
ORCID® iDs are increasingly being required by:
  • Journal publishers
  • Funding bodies and
  • University repositories

The UWA Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research requires authors to include their ORCID® in publications and to ensure that their ORCID iD is linked to their profile in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.

How do I get an ORCID® iD?

First, check whether you already have an ORCID® iD before you register for one to avoid creating a duplicate profile. Try searching for your name on the ORCID Website. If your name appears, try logging in using your current or previous email addresses. You may need to use the Forgotten password option.

To create a new ORCID® iD, you can register for one through your profiles in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository. The two profiles will automatically be linked. Registration for an ORCID® iD is free. Follow the instructions in the PDF below on how you can create an ORCID® iD.

Why should I link my ORCID® iD to the UWA Profiles and Research Repository?

Linking your ORCID® iD to your UWA Profiles and Research Repository profile will:

  • Automatically update your ORCID® record when new outputs are added to the Repository.
  • Add an official UWA affiliation to your ORCID® record.
  • Enable Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to have a visible profile in the Repository (registering your ORCID® iD is a mandatory requirement for HDR student profiles).

If you already have an ORCID® iD, follow the instructions in the PDF below on how you can connect your ORCID® iD to your profile in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository.

Alternatively, you can watch the short video below. 

Connecting your ORCID iD

Note: Publications that are listed in your ORCID® profile won’t be transferred to your profile in the UWA Profiles and Repository.

How can I use my ORCID® iD most effectively?

  • Associate your ORCID® iD with all your name variations to ensure all of your research work is attributed to you.
  • Link your ORCID® iD to your profile in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository. This is a UWA requirement.
  • Connect your ORCID® iD with other identifiers such as Researcher ID and Scopus Author ID to make it easier for others to find your research output
  • Quote your ORCID® iD when submitting a manuscript. This is a UWA requirement.
  • Include your ORCID® iD in funding submissions and grant applications. ARC and NHMRC encourage all researchers applying for funding to cite their ORCID®.
  • Put your ORCID® iD on your webpage, CV, email signature, conference presentations and in social media.
  • You can also link multiple institutional or other accounts to your ORCID® account. Once linked, any of these may be used to access your ORCID® record. To link multiple accounts, repeat the linking procedure for each additional account. You can view the accounts that you have linked to your ORCID® record in your ORCID® account settings.