ORCID - Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions concerning ORCID. For information about other library services, please contact Ask-A-Librarian.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
ORCID@MSK pushes publications found in one's Synapse profile to their existing ORCID record. Going through the steps presented in the ORCID@MSK system will facilitate the process of choosing which works to send to your ORCID record. Synapse is a vetted database containing references and publications authored by MSK researchers. If you have published (or will publish) works while employed at MSK, a profile will be created for you in Synapse. You might already be in there! Take a look by searching for your name in Synapse today.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
Yes. ORCID provides a list of organization, institution, and publisher integrations that currently exist. For instance, you can send works published in Elsevier journals using the Scopus2ORCID integration, locate your works in CrossRef and immediately send them to your ORCID record by logging into ORCID from their website, or use the NIH SciENcv integration to autopopulate your NIH Biosketch with information from your ORCID record. These are just a few examples - take a look at the complete list of integrations to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
When visiting ORCID@MSK you must first login to begin the process using your MSK username and employee ID number. After doing so and clicking on the orange Connect to ORCID button, you are directed to ORCID's login page where you must authenticate with them (or create a new account) before being able to send any publications or other information to your ORCID record using the ORCID@MSK system. Basically, you are completing the integration between the ORCID@MSK system and ORCID.org by authenticating with us, then connecting to ORCID by logging into your account (or creating a new one).
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
Your ORCID iD is linked to you and your works. It is not tied to your place of employment.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
Yes, this could happen. Having an ORCID iD cannot prevent this issue, but it can make it easier to detect, since, unlike names, your ORCID iD is an identifier that is unique to you. 
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
As stated on the ORCID website, “ORCID records hold non-sensitive information such as name, email, organization and research activities. ORCID understands the fundamental need for individuals to control how their data are shared, and provides tools to manage data privacy. [They] take steps to protect your information, consistent with the principles set forth in [their] Privacy Policy, which are intended to comply with the Safe Harbor Principles issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.”
For each research entry (work) you can choose among three levels of security: public (anyone can see the entry); limited (you choose who can see the entry); private (entry can be seen only by you.)  When the ORCID account is first created, the default security level is public.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
No. ORCID allows for any publication type, conference proceedings, and intellectual property (including patents, licenses, and registered copyright items). ORCID will also be including other forms of works like datasets and grant funding in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
You can add new works to your ORCID record by logging in to our application and following the steps to push works from Synapse. If you don't see a particular work on your Synapse profile, please contact the Synapse product manager. You can also populate your record with citations found in Scopus, Europe PubMed Central, CrossRef Metadata Search, and works already associated with a Thomson Reuters’ ResearcherID. Select from these options under “For Researchers > My ORCID Record” in the “Works” area of your record. Click on “Import Works” to get started. Only references with a DOI will appear automatically. Other research aggregators such as ProQuest plan to work with ORCID in the near future.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
Visit our ORCID@MSK application to begin the process of obtaining an ORCID iD. You will also be able to send any Synapse works to your newly created ORCID record from this portal. Please submit an Ask-A-Librarian request if you have any questions about the process.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
When applying for a grant or submitting a manuscript for publication. You can also add it to your web profile, your CV, or any other place you list your research.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
You do!  Once you have your assigned ORCID iD you can begin to populate your record. You'll be able to manually add information as well as upload citations from various sources. You also have the ability to set permissions and privacy settings. For more information, see: Will my ORCID record (at Orcid.org) populate automatically with my research output?
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
If you have already created an ORCID iD via orcid.org, please login to our application to share your iD number with us or send us your number using Ask-A-Librarian. If you created an ORCID iD from our application using your MSK email address, you’re all set. If you created your ORCID iD using a different email address, please update your record at orcid.org to add your MSK email to your record.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
You can obtain your ORCID iD (and send Synapse works to your ORCID record) by using MSK's unique application.
Frequently Asked Questions - ORCID
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. The ORCID initiative focuses on solving the name ambiguity problem by creating persistent unique identifiers and linking mechanisms between different ID schemes and research objects. To learn more, visit the ORCID website.
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Yes, non-Latin script character sets with Unicode encoding are supported for display and search of ORCID records and the ORCID registry. Such citations may be added to your record manually, or imported (if the exporting database supports these characters).