How to create, link, and leverage your Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCiD)

Claim an ORCID ID

If you do not already have an ORCID ID, you can claim one at https://orcid.org/register

Please use your CSUF email address when you register so that you can later link your ORCID profile to your campus (single sign-on) login.

Once you have registered, you can set your privacy preferences using the options listed. Note that "public" is the default option for your profile, while "limited" allows you to exchange information with select organizations.

ORCID privacy settings

Connect an Existing ORCID ID to CSUF

If you already have an ORCID ID, you don't need another one as this ID will be yours uniquely throughout your career as a researcher. However, you may want to connect your ID to CSUF systems. Why? Once connected, you can log into your ORCID account using your CSUF network credentials. In the future, you will also likely be able to push citations/achievements from your ORCID profile to CSUF activity reporting or grant application systems, saving yourself time in the long run.

To connect your ID, navigate to https://orcid.org/signin and click on the "Institutional account" tab. Once you select California State University, Fullerton as your home institution and sign in with your ORCID credentials, your ORCID will be linked to CSUF.