Log in to your Symplectic account, and click 'Add ORCiD' on the front page:
Complete the simple registration process (it only takes 30 seconds!) and your ORCiD will then be connected to your Symplectic account.
You can also register directly via the ORCiD website, using your Leeds Beckett email address.
ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities, ensuring that your work is recognised. Find out more on the ORCiD website.
ORCiD is also a data source for Symplectic and will help automate identification of your outputs. Symplectic will periodically search ORCiD for your ‘works’ that have a DOI, PubMed ID or Scopus ID. It will also automatically collect trusted metadata from either PubMed, Scopus or CrossRef, using ORCiDs.
ORCiDs are now mandatory for some funders and publishers; for example, it is a requirement of funding from the Wellcome Trust. 25 publishers have also signed the Open Letter to require ORCiD in publication workflows and as a condition for submission, including Wiley and PLOS.
We have achieved the Authenticate, Collect, Display and Connect badges through our commitment to the ORCiD Collect & Connect initiative by integrating, engaging, and advocating ORCiD services.
Through integration with ORCiD, we are attempting to build trusted research infrastructures whereby relationships between researchers and affiliations are unambiguous and authenticated through our systems. Ultimately, we hope to enable our researchers to build valid and credible relations within and beyond our institution.
Amy Campbell, Jennifer Bayjoo & Lucy Clark