ORCID is the acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID
Organisations can integrate ORCID into digital platforms and workflows to reduce administrative burden and connect ORCID iD records with institutional repositories, publishing platforms, HR systems, grant applications, and more.
Overcome name confusion and claim all your research outputs
Create your ORCID iD and connect it with your UWC unique identifier. Please click on the button below. If you already have an ORCID iD, please sign in to your account from the button below and connect your iD with your UWC iD.
(Please use your uwc.ac.za e-mail address to create your iD)
Registering for an ORCID iD is quick and simple.
While it is free for researchers to create their individual ORCID iD record, institutional integration is needed to fully take advantage of the ORCID ecosystem. For UWC the benefits include:
How can I check if I've already got an ORCID iD?
If you try and register with the same email address as an existing ORCID iD, you will be aksed to log in rather than to register a new ID. You can also search the ORCID registry by using the Advanced Search function before you register for a new ORCID iD if you think that you might already have been assigned one.
I can't remember my ORCID password - should I just register again?
If you can't log into your ORCID iD, you can use the 'Forgotten Password' link to get your password reset. If you no longer have access to the email address that you used to create your ORCID record, the ORCID support team can help you regain access. Don't create another iD as duplicate ORCID iDs will cause problems in maintaining your record.
I've got two ORCID iDs - what can I do?
As the point of the ORCID iD is that it is unique to you, it is best to try to make sure that you only register once. If you do find that you have duplicate records, contact ORCID support to resolve the problem.
What happens if I move to another job or institution?
Your ORCID iD belongs to you and so you keep the same ID throughout your career. If you move to a different post or institution you can update your ORCID iD with the new information.
How do I control the privacy of the information in my ORCID record?
The owner of the ORCID iD has full control over the privacy settings of their own record. Information in your record can be marked Public, Private or only available to a trusted party.
How can I check or change what permissions I've granted to trusted organisations?
You can check and change the permission settings within your profile by signing in to your ORCID account and then checking the Account Settings. You will see a list of all the trusted organisations i.e. UWC and how you allow them to interact with your ORCID iD.