ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. This means that it will be less likely that your name will be confused with another researcher with a similar name, ensuring that you get the credit you deserve for your work. Unlike your work email or identification number, your ORCiD ID follows you when you move. You can include your ORCiD identifier on your publications, grants and even your web page. You can also link your ORCiD ID to other services such as LinkedIn and Researcher ID.
If you already have an ORCiD ID you can link it to your PSU log-in using the steps below. If you don't have an ORCiD ID you can follow the steps below as well, but there will be one extra step.
***Note: To access the link from off-campus, you will need to VPN into the PSU network first. Here are some instructions on how to VPN into the PSU network.
You can add records directly to your profile from the PSU Researcher Metadata Database. This database maintains an aggregation of publications, presentations, performances, advising, news articles, and bios for Penn State faculty from several major sources including Pure and Activity Insight.
The following steps to link your ORCID profile with the PSU Researcher Metadata Database cannot be accomplished via proxy and need to be completed by the PSU and ORCID account holder. However, once the link is set up, a proxy can be established in the PSU Researcher Metadata Database to push data to ORCiD. See below for instructions.
Please note that the below steps assume you’ve already got an ORCID and connected it to your Penn State Account via <http://orcid.identity.psu.edu/>.
To add a proxy to push data from the PSU Researcher Metadata Database, follow the documentation about proxies in RMD.
To add any content that is not in the PSU Researcher Metadata Database, go to the ORCiD website (https://orcid.org/) and fill in the content manually through your ORCiD profile.
In many cases, when you write a grant, or submit a manuscript for publication, linking to your ORCiD ID is built into the workflow. For example, you can now populate your SciENcv biosketch is through an ORCID ID. You can also include it on your website and other creative achievements as you like. It is your ID!