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ORCiD & Researcher Identifiers

Create or Link your ORCiD to Flinders


This guide explains how to create, add and link your ORCID to ResearchNow.

An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from all other researchers. This ID ensures all of your research outputs are permanently attributed to you. It also assists others to find your research output.


Configure Email Notifications


  1. Login to ResearchNow
  2. Select on the Personal overview page option from the left-hand menu pane.
  3. If ResearchNow already has your ORCID, it can be viewed, and an option to provide authorisation to export content to ORCID is shown. Select Authorise export of content to ORCID and proceed to Step 7 to complete the process.
  4. If ResearchNow does not have your ORCID, open your ResearchNow profile to link your existing ORCID or start creating one.
    1. Select Edit profile. A pop-up appears. Scroll down to the ORCID section.
    2. Select Create or Connect your ORCID ID. A pop-up appears.
    3. Select Proceed. An ORCID login page opens.
  5. To link to an existing ORCID account:
    1. Ensure you are in the Personal account tab.
    2. Complete the sign in details and select Sign into ORCID. Proceed to Step 7 to complete the process.
  6. To create a new ORCID account:
    1. Ensure you are in the Personal account tab.
    2. Select Register now.
    3. The registration page appears. Enter the required information.
    4. Update the notifications setting.
    5. Tick the box.
    6. Agree to the Terms of Use.
    7. Select Register to submit.
  7. A pop-up appears asking you to authorise Flinders University to access your ORCID account. Select Authorize to grant Flinders University this permission.
  8. Return to ResearchNow. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save to finalise.

Handy hints

Want to know more about ORCID? Contact ResearchLibrarians@flinders.edu.au or log a Service One query.




ResearchNow does not autosave. You must always select save to finalise any entries or changes made.



To ensure you receive email notifications from ORCID, verify your email address via your nominated ORCID email account.