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Researcher Profiles

Set up an ORCID

About ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is the authority source for external identifiers. It enables individuals and organisations to track research expertise globally and without naming ambiguity.

The ORCID is a unique and persistent 16-digit number that belongs to you throughout your scholarly career. Anyone who participates in research, scholarship, or innovation can register an ORCID for themselves free of charge. You can use the same ID throughout your career - even if your name changes or you move to a different organisation, discipline, or country.

By allowing trusted organisations to add your research information to your ORCID record, you can spend more time conducting your research and less time managing it.

A Quick Tour of the ORCID Record (Vimeo, 3m2s) provides more information.

Register and link your ORCID to your WSU Research Profile

Associate your ORCID with University systems to ensure that your publications are correctly identified in our systems and linked to your profile.

Register at least two email addresses to your ORCID (e.g. your WSU email and a personal email) to ensure you are never locked out of your account if you change institutions. Make sure you verify your added email addresses.

WSU Staff

Associate your ORCID to your WSU Research Profile:

  • Contact your School Librarian to have your ORCID connected to your Research Profile

If you are unsure if you already have an ORCID, or have forgotten the login details, watch Lost ORCID credentials? We can help! (Vimeo, 1m26s).

WSU Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

HDR candidates should register for their ORCID with WSU by the attainment of their confirmation milestone.

  1. Log into ResearchDirect using your student credentials (e.g. s1234444)
  2. Choose to create a new ORCID and link it or to link an existing ID to your student profile

You must link your ORCID to your ResearchDirect student profile to be able to deposit your thesis or publications to your student profile.


Privacy settings

Set the visibility of your ORCID profile to Everyone so that:

  • anyone can view your profile via the orcid.org website
  • Western Sydney University can access the information in your ORCID record
  • your ORCID record is visible to the research community, including potential collaborators and funders.
Sign in to ORCID with your WesternAccount

All WSU student and staff can link their ORCID login to their WSU credentials, streamlining the process of logging into ORCID.

The first time you sign in using your institutional account from ORCID, you will be asked to connect your ORCID account by signing in using your ORCID username (email address or ORCID iD) and password, and then confirm that the accounts be linked. After that, you may sign in using your ORCID credentials or any linked account.

To log in using your WesternAccount details:

  1. Go to the sign-in screen of ORCID and select Access through your institution
  2. Search for Western Sydney University and click Continue

Once this authority has been established on your device, you can log in to ORCID using the same credentials as you do for WSU access. If you use a different computer, you will have to do these steps again.

Optimise your ORCID

Ensure your ORCID is connected so you can easily share your data between your record and an increasing number of funders, publishers, data repositories, and other research workflows.

The more well-populated ORCID records there are, the more value both researchers and the community can gain from participating in ORCID.

Here are some helpful tips you can do right now to optimise your ORCID record:

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