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ORCID : Create/Connect an ORCID iD

Provides information about researcher identifiers like ORCID and how they can be utilized.

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (the ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Create/Connect an ORCID iD

Registering for an ORCID iD (or connecting one to your Illinois NetID) is a quick process (approx. 30 seconds) that can be initiated by clicking on the button below. Note that, if you have an existing ORCID iD, you will be asked to enter either your 16-digit iD or an email that is currently associated with the iD. 


Create or connect ORCID iD


The registration process will look similar to one of the options below, depending on whether: 

  • you are registering for a new ORCID iD (example A)or 

  • you already have an ORCID iD and are connecting it to your NetID (example B). 


A. Register for an ORCID iD (if you already have one, see example B).

  • Start by clicking the blue “create or connect” button above.
  • Create a password for your ORCID record, select the desired visibility setting, and agree to ORCID’s terms of use.

Image of registration screen


  • Add the University as a trusted organization.

screenshot of adding UIUC as a trusted organization


  • (optional—link your NetID to your ORCID record) Return to the ORCID sign-in screen ( and select “Institutional account”. Search for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

screenshot of logging in, choosing institutional account


  • When prompted, enter either your 16-digit ORCID iD or the email currently associated with your ORCID record and your ORCID password.

screenshot of linking your UIUC account to your ORCID record​​


B. Connect an existing ORCID iD (if you don’t have one, see example A) 


  • Start by clicking the blue “create or connect” button above.
  • On the ORCID sign-in screen, select “Institutional account” and search for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

screenshot of sign in page


  • When prompted, enter either your 16-digit ORCID iD or the email currently associated with your ORCID record and your ORCID password 

screenshot of linking account page


  • Add the University as a trusted organization 

screenshot of adding UIUC as trusted organization



Your ORCID iD will now be displayed in the University’s web directory. Refer to the following pages of this guide for more information on adding content to and maximizing the use of your ORCID record.


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