"Authors should register for an individual ORCiD identifier and should include it on a personal webpage, when submitting publications, when applying for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure that the individual is credited for their work and that the correct institutional affiliation is achieved."
University of Leeds publications policy

ORCID Workshop: Distinguish yourself and your research

While far from ubiquitous, uptake of ORCID across the University is reasonably good at around 67%, ranging from around 50% in the faculty with the fewest researchers signed up, to nearly 90% in the faculty with the highest level of engagement (the Faculty of Business since you ask).

In general term, with the notable exception of Business, STEM based faculties have the higher proportion of staff with an ORCID registered in University systems (Employee Self Service and/or Symplectic, ideally it should be connected to both systems.)

There’s more to ORCID than simply registering for one however and it’s become clear that researchers aren’t necessarily sure how to use their unique identifier to its full potential, by connecting your account to external databases, for example, and to the Symplectic publication system to help curate your publication record from across the web.

Your ORCID must also be linked to your Symplectic account to be passed over to the White Rose Repository when you upload a manuscript as required to be eligible for REF.

We’ve put this workshop together to help researchers get the most from their ORCID account. By the end of the session you will:

  • know what an ORCID iD is and how it can benefit you
  • know where you can use your ORCID iD
  • have signed up for ORCID iD (if you haven’t already got one)
  • have connected your ORCID iD to the University of Leeds
  • have granted permissions to trusted organisations
  • know how to manage your visibility settings

The next workshop will run on 27 June at 1pm – please sign up via the training catalogue.

More sessions will be running next academic year.

Collect and Connect

The University of Leeds are proud to be an ORCID member organisation and to meet a number of ORCID’s best practice guidelines as per their Collect and Connect program.