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ORCID: ORCID settings

ORCID settings

Grant Permissions to Others 


Grant permission to one or more trusted individuals in ORCID
You can grant permission to one or more trusted individuals to update your ORCID record or a PI with an ORCID account can grant permission for you to update their records. A trusted individual MUST have an ORCID iD. Follow steps 1 to 3 (below) to add someone.
After you have added a trusted individual to your ORCID record, their name and ORCID iD will appear in the Trusted individual section. To remove a trusted individual from your account, click delete ("trash can" icon) next to the name of the person you wish to remove.
Managing someone’s record as a trusted individual 
Step 1. Sign into your ORCID account 
Step 2. Click the "Switch account" button just under your name.
Step 3. Select one of your managed accounts from the list that is displayed.

Trusted Organizations 


"When you provide your iD and grant permissions to a trusted (ORCID member) organization, part of the expectation is that the organization you are connecting to will update your record with information that it can validate and share. The trusted organization uses these long-lasting permissions to continuously update your ORCID record with new information in its system." This is called auto-update.

You will see the following window every time a trusted organization request access to your ORCID iD. For more information, visit here




There are 3 visibility settings:

Everyone : Information marked as everyone can be viewed by anyone who comes to the website or using the API

Trusted parties : Trusted organizations and trusted individuals that you have authorized to connect to your ORCID record. These connections require explicit action on your part. 

Only me: This information is also used by ORCID algorithms but the information is not shared. 

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