ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a unique researcher identifier that makes it easier to identify your publications. An ORCID iD enables you to hold a record of all your research activities, variants of your name, affiliations, etc. Your name will never be mixed up again with your colleagues’ names and you can ensure you always get the credit you deserve for your research output. You can also use it for manuscript submissions to most of the major publishers.
Your INSPIRE ID also serves as a unique researcher identifier to distinguish you from other authors, but it is specific to INSPIRE. If you grant the permission, ORCID supports synchronization of the content with other publishers and services such as Scopus, Nature and APS. Using ORCID enables you to import and export your publication list independently of the backend used by each platform, connecting your research globally, both within and outside the scope of high energy physics.
On INSPIRE you will be able to use your ORCID iD to sign-in to provide information, such as suggesting the addition of new publications, preprints, conference proceedings and theses. This will save you time when sending us requests or corrections, which you can do at our INSPIRE Labs site.
You can register for an ORCID account here in less than 30 seconds. After registering you can manage all your information on your personal record page. You can add as many details as you want and set the level of privacy you desire for the information you enter (public, limited, or private). This is up to you whether you want to give your profile more visibility or not.
The following instructions will take you step by step through the process of connecting your ORCID account with your INSPIRE author profile and importing/exporting publications between the two services.
Before you can export your publications to ORCID, you must clean up and prepare your INSPIRE author profile. The most expedient way to do this is to obtain an arXiv ID and login to INSPIRE using this arXiv ID. If you don’t use an arXiv ID, you can make changes to your profile as a guest, but all actions will require approval from the INSPIRE team, which may take a few days depending on how many requests are before yours. If you don’t mind waiting, you can follow the instructions below without signing in with an arXiv ID and still prepare your author profile for an ORCID connection. Please be aware that this approval process is necessary to ensure the quality of the information we have in INSPIRE.
Once your INSPIRE author profile is cleaned up and all your papers have been claimed, you are ready to connect to ORCID and export your papers.
If you grant the permission, the two platforms can share information both ways. This will automatically send the changes you make to your INSPIRE publication list to ORCID. Please note that only claimed papers will be pushed to ORCID.
If you have questions or need assistance during any steps of this process, don’t hesitate to send a message to email@example.com.