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ORCID & Researcher Identifiers

Establish your researcher identity with Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). This guide will provide information on how to connect and create your ORCID and how to keep your research profile up to date.

Update your Profile

Flinders University Integration

Flinders University will be pushing your institutional affiliation to your ORCID record in the future. Can't bear to wait? Update your record manually in ORCID.

Add Personal Information

You can update your personal information by clicking the pencil icons next to the field you want to edit. Fields that can have multiple entries will display a plus sign to add more information.


You can edit how your name appears on your ORCID record by clicking the pencil icon next to your name. The Published name field is the one that displays at the top of your ORCID record. The Also know as field can be used to record other names you go by and other versions of you name.

For more about names see Names in the ORCID Registry.


Add other versions of your name

Adding additional names you are known by helps identify you. Click on the pencil icon next to your name to edit the name you registered with and enter a published name that will be included at the top of your ORCID record. Or click on the pencil icon next to Also known as to enter other names you have used, such as including your middle name, married names, and names in different character sets. Find out more.



The biography field can be used to provide a brief description of your professional career. It is limited to 1000 characters and can only be in plain text.


This field is a drop down list where you can select the country you currently work in.


Keywords are any words or phrases that describe your research activities and might help someone identify you. Multiple keywords can be entered, up to 256 characters total.



Your ORCID record can be linked to multiple external webpages such as a personal website, department profile, Wikipedia page, or social media accounts such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and others.

Under the Website section, enter information about the website into the Description and URL boxes.

  1. Enter a description of the website. This description is displayed as part of your record and should be kept brief.
  2. Enter the full URL of the website you want to link to.

Saved websites display with the just the description, which links to the URL you provided. You can add an unlimited number of websites but each must have a unique URL, websites with the same URL as a previously added website will not save.

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