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ORCiD is 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.

ORCiD: FAQ

What does 'ORCiD' stand for?

ORCiD is an acronym, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

Which privacy setting should I use?

A core ORCiD principle is that you control the privacy settings of your own ORCiD record data through various opt-in and opt-out features. To that end, ORCiD allows you the right to control how your information is published on and shared via the ORCiD Registry.

In essence, it's a personal decision with respect to how open you want to be and to what extent you might use your ORCiD profile to disseminate your work. For more information, please see the ORCiD Privacy Settings support page.

Will ORCiD auto-populate with records from Symplectic?

ORCiD will not currently pull records from Symplectic automatically but you can upload a BibTeX file, which is easy to generate from the export button in Symplectic.

You can import to ORCiD via the 'Add Works' tab:

It is also possible to export works from your ORCiD record to a BibTeX file, which can then be uploaded to your Symplectic profile. More information is available via the ORCiD support website; if you need any help, please contact the Research Services team.

Why do I need an ORCiD?

ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. It is also a data source for Symplectic and will help automate identification of your outputs.

ORCiDs are now actually 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.

Where can I find more information and support?

The Knowledge Base pages on the ORCiD support website contain lots of useful information, step-by-step guides and helpful videos. You can also find more detailed information about ORCiD policies and principles on the main ORCiD website.

If you'd like any help with setting up your account, drop the Research Services team an email on openaccess@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or tweet us @BeckettResearch.

What is ORCiD?

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.

ORCiD explained:

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

How to set up an ORCiD

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.

If you'd like any help with setting up your account, drop the Research Services team an email on openaccess@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or tweet us @BeckettResearch.

Meet the Research Services team

Jennifer Bayjoo

Research Services Advisor

Contact us

0113 812 4731

openaccess@leedsbeckett.ac.uk