What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and helps to link you with your professional activities. You can use your identifier to share your information with other systems, for example when publishing, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

LJMU encourages all researchers to use ORCID. ORCID is a data source for Symplectic and will help to automate identification of your outputs. It is also possible to automatically send publication records from Symplectic to ORCID and claim publications that contain your ORCID iD within Symplectic. Details of how to do this are found in our ORCID guide. Inside ORCID you can also link to DataCite, Scopus and Europe PMC.

Wellcome Trust and UKRI are among a growing number of funders who require or recommend the use of ORCID. Systems such as Researchfish and Je-S also have ORCID capabilities.

How do I connect my ORCID to Symplectic and enable send to ORCID?

We recommend that you follow the instructions in the ORCID guide below to create an ORCID iD. If you already have an ORCID iD, follow the same steps in the guide to ensure that your ORCID iD is connected to your Symplectic profile. This will permit you to update your ORCID publication list automatically from Symplectic.