Unlike Google Scholar, ResearcherID, and Scopus Author ID, ORCID is not controlled by a publisher or corporation. ORCID is an open, non-profit registry that is becoming an important part of the worldwide research information system.
Many organizations have integrated with ORCID to allow members to link their works with their ORCID iD quickly and easily. To do this, from your ORCID record page, click "+ Add works". The "Search & link" option provides a list of databases that allow you to link existing records with your ORCID iD. Click here for more information about linking works to your ORCID iD.
If you already have a Google Scholar profile, you can export a list of your citations in a BibTeX file and import them to your ORCID profile. ORCID provides a guide to importing and exporting works with BibTeX files.
Scopus automatically creates an Author ID for any researcher whose work is published in their database. However, because your name can be required in different formats for different publications, you may have multiple Scopus Author ID profiles. Scopus provides a wizard that connects your ORCID iD with any existing Scopus Author ID profiles.
Crossref, a not-for-profit organization working with scholarly publishing, encourages publishers to include ORCID iDs when their content is registered. If ORCID users allow Crossref and DataCite to automatically update their profiles as they publish new content, this saves them the step of having to enter that content themselves.
ResearcherID, a product of Thomson Reuters, has integrated with ORCID to allow the two systems to exchange data. Learn about how to set up your accounts to share data between systems with the following video:
Include your ORCID iD in your email signature, on your website, and anywhere you would like to make it easy to discover your research. ORCID recommends using the full URL: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5727-2427