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Automatically Populate your ORCID Record via Stanford Profiles

Stanford researchers can now automatically populate their ORCID record with publication data from Stanford Profiles. This new feature allows researchers, many of whom have built out extensive lists of their publications and research outputs in Stanford Profiles over the years, to make their ORCID record equally rich. Further, as they add new publications to their Stanford Profile, their ORCID record will stay in sync. 

To activate this feature, researchers can login to and connect their ORCID iD with their SUNet ID (checking the box to allow Stanford to update your ORCID record).

ORCID iDs and ORCID records are becoming increasingly common and important parts of the international research information ecosystem. Required by a growing number of funders and publishers, ORCID iDs can be used to login to various research services (such as and Overleaf)), and to populate data into other systems, such as SciENcv

This development places Stanford Profiles in a broader ecosystem. Now the updates one makes to Stanford Profiles saves researchers time when they have to fill out grant proposals, and other requirements involving the scholarly record. Along these lines, the Stanford Libraries are actively working on integrating ORCID support into the Stanford Digital Repository, helping researchers get attribution for both article and data deposits. 

The integration of Profiles and ORCID was orchestrated by a cross-campus team from University IT, Stanford Medicine, VPDOR, and the Stanford Libraries, as part of the Stanford ORCID Initiative

As part of the Stanford ORCID Initiative, we are working to support all Stanford researchers (faculty, staff, postdocs, grad students) to claim, configure and link their ORCID iD. In November 2020, the Faculty Senate passed a resolution stating that all members of the Academic Council will obtain an ORCID iD. ORCID is an independent non-profit organization formed through partnership among research institutions, publishers and funders, with a mission to connect research and researchers. ORCID iDs and records are created and controlled by each individual researcher.

This post was co-authored with Zach Chandler, Director of Research Information Technology and Innovation in the Office of the Dean of Research. 

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