A major benefit of the ORCID record is its potential to ease the administrative burden on researchers and support staff by reducing the need for repeated manual re-entry of commonly requested details about a researcher’s activity. The ORCID record is a hub for bringing together data about a researcher’s work and their professional activities and affiliations in a single place from which those data can easily be shared with any number of publisher, funder, and employer systems that are connected to the ORCID registry.
It is important to note that each system that connects to ORCID must be authorized as a “Trusted organization” by the researcher before that system is allowed to read data from (and/or write data into, depending on the system) the researcher’s ORCID record.
Researchers may review all previously authorized systems, along with the specific permissions granted to each, in the "Trusted parties" section of their account. A system may be removed from the list of "Trusted organizations" by clicking the "Revoke access" link that appears next to the relevant system.
See "Trusted organizations" for further information.
SciENcv, available through a researcher's My NCBI account, is an application for creating format-approved biosketches for inclusion with proposals submitted to NIH or NSF. By linking SciENcv to your ORCID record, you will be able to re-use much of your data from ORCID without having to track down and re-type those details each time you create a biosketch.
To reuse data from your ORCID record in SciENcv, you will first need to add ORCID as a "Linked Account" via your My NCBI profile's account settings. (Enter "ORCID" into the search bar found beneath the heading "All Available Partner Accounts" to begin the authorization process.)
Note: If the visibility of an item in your ORCID record is set to “Only me”, SciENcv will not be able to retrieve that item for use in your biosketch.
See NCBI's help documentation for further assistance with SciENcv.