ORCID Member Organization

Use ORCID iD to initiate your Scholars@TAMU profile

Connect your ORCID iD to Texas A&M NetID. Completing the three steps below would allow us
to access your ORCID record and quickly start your profile up on Scholars@TAMU.

Three Easy Steps to Connect

1. Create your ORCID iD (If you already have one, skip this step; Tutorial 1.1)

2. Connect your ORCID iD to NetID (Click button below)

3. Update your publication data to your ORCID record (Tutorial 2.1


Connect your ORCID iD


1. To create or connect ORCID iD to NetID

1.1. I don't have an ORCID iD Link

1.2. I have an ORCID iD and want to connect to NetID Link

1.3. I think I have two ORCID iDs and want to deprecate one Link

2. To update your publications to your ORCID iD

2.1. I have my CV next to me. I am ready to update Link

3. To assign delegate

3.1. I have an assistant Link

4. To set privacy settings

4.1. Select "everyone" or "trusted parties" to give access to Texas A&M

4.2. "only me" does not provide access to Texas A&M


What is ORCID?

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is both a standard and a service to help researchers establish and maintain their scholarly identity. ORCID helps distinguish researchers with similar or identical names, differences in spellings or translations of names across languages, and change in their name or affiliations over their career. ORCID aims to prevent name confusion in digital collections of publications or databases. ORCIDs assign unique and persistent identifiers and manage records of researchers and their research activities including scholarly works, affiliations, and funding. ORCID iD is available to any scholars who want to obtain an ORCID iD and manage their record of research activities. The iD is a randomly-assigned, sixteen-digit number that uniquely distinguishes a researcher from all others in the world. As an example of an ORCID record, click on the ORCID number below: The author of this Content:
ORCID Id orcid.org/0000-0001-8994-163X


If you have ever tried to locate all the works of a particular Tom Smith; or worried that works under your maiden name are not being retrieved by interested parties; or if you are concerned about the occurrence of variant transliterations and spellings of your name in various citation databases or other researcher information systems, you would find benefits from using ORCID iD!

- Distinguish yourself and enhance discoverability of your work
- Time saver by reducing repetitive data entries
- Cost effective - It is free!

ORCID is a not-for-profit organization, sustained by fees from member organizations including Texas A&M. ORCID’s work is open, transparent, and non-proprietary. They are guided by the principles of privacy and researcher control, and the vision of identifier-enabled research information infrastructure.

Isn't ORCID iD just another identifier?

No. ORCID iD is a rich data source:

- ORCID iD has emerged as the standard researcher identification infrastructure
- All major scholarly publishers support ORCIDs – many require them
- ORCID now integrated into all major manuscript management systems
- CrossRef_ORCID integration provides ability to automatically add/update author records on publication
- Most major funders either support or require ORCID, such as NIH
- Many universities are integrating ORCID into their processes and systems. Texas A&M includes ORCIDs in our directory if available.

ORCID Integration at Texas A&M

Texas A&M University Libraries, as an ORCID member organization, has associated ORCID iDs with current researchers at TAMU, including faculty, research staff, and graduate students.

Create-on-demand workflow steps:

1. You create your ORCID iD

2. You connect your ORCID iD toTAMU NetID.

3. TAMU obtains & stores iDs and access tokens.

4. TAMU Library adds information to your ORCID profile for you by (in progress):

4.1.Updating your affiliation data

4.2.Updating your scholarly works (e.g., publications, grants)

Collect & Connect: Turning ORCID’s Vision into Reality

More Information

1. ORCID Web site

2. Interoperable ORCID

2.1. ISNI, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID

2.2. OpenVIVO

2.3. Elsevier

2.4. Taylor & Francis

If you need help with creating your ORCID iD or have further questions, please contact us (orcid@library.tamu.edu).