UNH - myElements: Using ORCID

Task: This article describes how to register and use your ORCID within myElements for automatic publication claiming.



What is ORCID?

A nonprofit organization that provides an open, transparent solution for researcher identity management. ORCID is a 16-digit number that uniquely identifies a researcher. This iD is then linked to an individual’s research output. With the help of ORCID, faculty can easily receive credit and recognition for their work, reduce time spent on reporting and administrative requirements, and continually and automatically update their dossiers by incorporating services such as CrossRef and DataCite. 

An ORCID helps you easily and reliably link your unique identity with your contributions. You can maintain all of your key information in one place, and you control your own privacy settings. ORCID allows you to link with other identifier systems, including those maintained by funders and publishers, and exchange data freely with those research information systems. For example, authors can often log in to journal submission systems using their ORCID, sparing them from continually re-entering affiliation and contact information. Furthermore, when an article is subsequently published, a citation and link automatically appear in that author’s ORCID profile, enabling easy access to other publications for interested readers.

Having an ORCID  is similar to having a researcher social security number. It identifies you a unique researcher so that others can fully acknowledge your professional activities such as research, publications, grants, achievements, and awards. It is especially useful to those who have a common name, have published under different names, or are unsure what name variation to search for to find their work.

Adding ORCID to myElements

1. In the My Actions box click on Add your ORCID  or under the menu in the upper left, select Settings and Automatic Claiming

Add your ORCID

2. If you already have an ORCID  sign in with you user name and password. A message will display that myElements is requesting access. Click on authorization button. When you refresh myElements the add your ORCID prompt will no longer be in My Actions. 

    ORCID Sign in


If you do not have an ORCID  you can register for a personal account and then authorize myElements to connect to it.

ORCID Registration

Once you have authorized ORCID to link to myElements your ORCID will show below your name on the myElements Home tab.

NOTE: The University of New Hampshire does not administer the ORCID sign in process. For ORCID password changes click on Forgotten your password?

reset orcid password


The user should be able to register and use ORCID within myElements for automatic publication claiming.

Need additional help?

Please fill out the myElements webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the Technology Help Desk on your local campus.

For additional training see Teaching and Learning Technologies training calendar.


Article ID: 1470
Fri 7/19/19 6:07 PM
Tue 5/2/23 1:06 PM
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University of New Hampshire (UNH)