Researcher profiles

This guide explains the different kinds of profiles for researchers

ORCID for Victoria University of Wellington researchers

ORCiD (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit, open-source digital author identifier. It helps solve name ambiguity in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers.

  • It is free to get an ORCiD, and you are able to manage your own record of qualifications, employment, publications, peer reviews, as well as search for others in the ORCiD Registry.
  • Your ORCiD should contain non-sensitive information such as name, email, organisation and research activities.
  • Use your ORCiD when submitting manuscripts for publication, datasets and funding applications to minimise input of publication details and ensure connection between authors, your work and your affiliation.
  • You can elect to have your ORCiD auto-updated when works with a valid identifier are published, providing value for researchers.
  • A large number of institutions and publishers are integrated with ORCiD including publishers, libraries and societies. ​ORCiD improves data quality for an organisation and tracking of research performance; profile and visibility. 
  • We highly recommended signing up to an ORCiD using your .vuw.ac.nz email address. ORCiDs are persistent and portable and you can take them with you when or if you leave Victoria University of Wellington.

Register for an ORCID - it's easy and free

Now make the most of it by:

  1. Adding your information - Add your name variants, affiliations, education, alternative email (in case you change employers) and works 
  2. Making it publicly visible - You can limit visibility of segments or individual entries as desired
  3. Using it - Add it in email signatures, publication submissions and grant applications

We recommend you authorise Elements to collect from your ORCiD iD. Every public record in your ORCiD profile will then flow through to your Elements profile.

You are then able to connect your ORCID to Elements and can select the level of access for Elements to send your claimed publication data to your ORCID.

You can also add works to your ORCiD iD in a number of manual ways:

  1. In your ORCiD iD select Add Works, Search & Link
    Authorise linking from sources such as CrossRef Metadata, DataCite, Europe PubMed, MLA International Bibliography, Researcher ID, Scopus and more. Watch this brief video
  2. In your Google Scholar profile (My Citations), select your claimed publications (click in box), then: 
    From the Export menu, select BibTeX
    BibTeX citations display on separate screen; right mouse click and Save as citations.txt
    Sign in to your ORCiD iD
    Select Add Works | Import BibTeX then Choose  citations.txt file you downloaded
  3. You can also add works manually to ORCiD if electronic records are not available from any of the above sources