Getting Started with ORCID

Creating a persistent, automatically updated record of your scholarly work

2. Create your ORCID iD

  1. Go to

    Sign up form for ORCID. Use the Institutional Account button to create your accout.
  2. Click the button for Institutional Account.
  3. Enter William & Mary for the organization name and click Continue.
  4. Login with your W&M credentials.
  5. On the next screen, click the link for Register for an ORCID iD. (Don't use the sign-in form on this page).
  6. View of the next screen with a link to register for a new account. You do not need to fill in the form on this page.

  7. Follow the instructions on the form.
  8. Select your visibility settings. This tells ORCID who you want to be able to see your information. We recommend "Everyone."
    List of visibility choices: Everyone, Trusted Parties, or Only me.
  9. Click the Register button.
  10. Check your email for a message with the subject "Welcome to ORCID - verify your email address" and click the link in the email to complete your registration.
  11. Once you click the link from the email in step 10, you are done creating your account! Feel free to add information to your account such as additional email addresses, other known names you've published under, etc. Check out our guide to learn more ways to update your profile.

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