How private or public is data entered into an ORCID record?

Q: How private or public is data entered into an ORCID record?

Answered By: Mary Ann Jones
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2021 Views: 14

You register for your own ORCID iD, and you always have complete control over your ORCID record, including what information is connected to your iD; what is publicly available, private, or shared with trusted third parties; which third parties you share information with; and whether/how often you wish to receive updates from ORCID.

However, your ORCID iD is visible to everyone. It is displayed on your ORCID record below your name. You can choose the visibility setting for all other information on your ORCID record.

ORCID is not an identity verification system. Private information is not collected or stored by ORCID about you, nor is information that would be typically used to validate your identity. For more information regarding ORCID’s privacy practices, see the ORCID privacy policy.