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Researcher Essentials


  • ORCID is a central registry for researchers
  • Your unique ORCID identifier can travel with you e.g. if you move to another institution or change your name you don't need another ORCiD (make sure to register with your personal email or include it as an optional email)
  • Enables others to access a record of all your research activities at a single URL
  • Distinguishes you from researchers with the same name
  • Easily control and share your researcher metrics
  • Used by publishers and funding organisations
Connect with your:
  • SCU Profile on Cross Connect
  • Scopus Author ID
  • Web of Science Researcher Profile
  • HeinOnline Author profile (for law & humanities researchers)
Available for:
  • All researchers


Access ORCiD


If you already have an ORCiD sign in and go to Step 3
Step 1
  • Create your account.
  • Make your profile public
  • Add your research outputs
Step 2


  • Name variants
  • Additional email addresses
  • Keywords and a biography
Step 3

Link ORCID to your SCU Profile on Cross Connect:

  • Sign in to your SCU Profile on Cross Connect
  • Click Edit profile
  • Click Register or Connect your ORCiD iD in the Identifiers section 
    • Note: If you do not see the option to register, then your ORCiD is already connected
Step 4
  • Add ORCiD to your email signature
  • Link other existing profiles to your ORCiD record
    • Scopus Author ID
    • Web of Science Researcher Profile
    • HeinOnline Author Profile
  • Do not delete information automatically added to your ORCiD profile from SCU. Information displayed in the 'Source' field is called an assertion. Multiple assertions add authority to your profile.
  • You can add your own employment information and hide the information from SCU by changing the Visibility Setting to only me.

View ORCiD support

Email support for linking your ORCID to your SCU Profile on Cross Connect.