Do you already have an ORCID iD to showcase your work? Does it contain all your scientific output? The Library has established a link between Pure and ORCID to help you complete your ORCID iD. This link sends all Wageningen output directly from Pure to ORCID. ORCID is an independent consortium of publishers, funders and research institutions.

What is ORCID?

The ORCID iD is a unique identifier that distinguishes you and your work from other researchers and their work. ORCID compiles publication data from other profiles, such as Mendeley and the Scopus Author ID. ORCID lets you create a complete overview of your scientific career. You can add other personal identifiers to your profile (e.g. ScopusID, AuthorID, ScholarID, Mendeley) The most important section is the list of 'works' (i.e. publications).

How do I fill my ORCID?

You can fill your ORCID profile with publications from most of the above listed profiles. Below you find an overview of the options of each.

  • Web of Science: Create profile at ORCID, then use the wizard at ResearcherID (under "Researcher Profile > Exchange Data With ORCID").
  • Scopus: Create a profile at ORCID, then go to http://orcid.scopusfeedback.com/.
  • Google Scholar: Export as BibTEX, import in ORCID profile, see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/390530-import-works-from-bibtex-files-website-user.
  • EndNote: Export as txt-file with BibteX style.
  • Mendeley: Go to your personal Mendeley profile page and click "Create or Connect your ORCID iD". n case you change your mind, you can revoke permission for auto-updates at any time.
  • Staff publications: The Library has established a link between Pure and ORCID to help you fill your ORCID profile. Once you activate the Pure-ORCID-Pure link, the link automatically sends information from your Pure profile to your ORCID. This automatic transfer ensures ORCID contains all your WUR-output. Use the explanation on the right side 'ORCID-Pure step by step' to establish the link.
  • ISNI: Find ISNI at http://www.isni.org/search, then use http://isni2orcid.labs.orcid-eu.org/.

There are no export options for Academia.edu, ResearchGate and Scholarmate.

Do you have different profiles?

Your different profiles will usually contain references to the same works. So if you populate your profile from more than one service, duplicates may appear in your ORCID. If you use both Web of Science and Scopus, the ORCID registry will recognize and merge the duplicates because they have the same identifiers (like DOI or PubMed ID). If you transfer references from your Google Scholar or EndNote profile using BibTeX, ORCID will not recognize the duplicates even if the reference includes a DOI. You will have to remove these duplicates yourself.


If a researcher has authored a book or report that is in a library catalogue, he may very well have been assigned an ‘ISNI’. Authors can check if they have an ISNI. These profiles have usually been created by library organizations, authors do not have control over them. Publications that have an ISBN can be connected straightforwardly from the ISNI profile to the ORCID profile (to use this you should have created an ORCID profile first).

Keeping your ORCID up to date

You can choose to have your ORCID automatically updated when you publish new publications. To enable auto-updates, you need to do two things: use your ORCID iD when submitting an article or dataset (if the journal or data center collects ORCID iDs), and authorise Crossref and DataCite to update your ORCID record.

You can authorise Crossref and DataCite as follows:

  • Crossref: On the Crossref website, click the green icon with the letters ‘ID’ in the right upper part of the page, and fill out the form.
  • DataCite: On the DataCite website, click ‘Sign in with ORCID’ in the upper right corner, and fill out the form.

In case you change your mind, you can revoke permission for auto-updates at any time.