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Make your research impact blossom by creating, connecting, and leveraging your Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCiD)

Claim and/or Connect Your ORCID iD

Click the button to create a new ORCID iD and/or to connect your ORCID iD to CSU Fullerton.

Create or Connect your ORCID iD

Detailed instructions on ORCID registration are available if needed. Once connected, you can log into your ORCID account using your CSUF network credentials. In the future, this connection can also help save you time by filling out CSUF forms automatically and having CSUF-related publications, grants, and research activities automatically added to your profile.

There are two other paths you can use to create and/or connect your ORCID iD to CSU Fullerton:

  1. Click on the ORCID app link in the left column of the campus portal (
  2. Navigate to, click on the "Institutional account" tab, select California State University, Fullerton as your home institution, then sign in with your ORCID credentials

Note that you should only have one ORCID iD. If you have created more than one, please consolidate them.

What Is ORCID?

Before you sign up for an ORCID, perhaps you'd like to learn more about it. ORCID--or Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers--are unique IDs that you can use as a researcher to identify your academic work. The IDs help funders, publishers, scholarly societies, and other researchers to quickly find and distinguish your work from materials created by other researchers with similar names. ORCIDs are being used and increasingly required by publishers such as the Royal Society, PLOS, IEEE, ACS, Springer, Wiley, Sage, and Cambridge UP.

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.


On May 16, 2019, the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton voted unanimously in support of accepting the following statement of endorsement.

The Academic Senate Library Committee, jointly with the Faculty Affairs Committee, FDC Board, Faculty Research Policy Committee, and Information Technology committee wish to announce that we wholly endorse and strongly encourage the use of ORCID identifiers and profiles by California State University, Fullerton faculty, students, administrators, and staff. Like other ISO standards such as ISBNs (for books) and DOIs (for journal articles, datasets and other documents), ORCID IDs—as a subset of ISNI numbers—provide persistent, unambiguous, international, open, unique numeric identifiers (for individual persons). ORCID profiles can clearly connect each unique ID to a person’s public academic and professional accomplishments, such as degrees earned, academic positions held, publications, grants, awards, certifications, memberships, etc. ORCID is a non-profit organization that respects academic self-governance and user privacy, honoring those principles in its platform architecture and its cost-free availability to individual users. Many publishers now require ORCID in their submission and publication workflows, and many grant funding organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) require ORCID for grant proposals and grant activities tracking.

Note that this Endorsement Statement has also been approved by Pollak Library Dean Emily Bonney, Associate Vice President for Research Binod Tiwari (and previously Chris Liu), Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts Paulina Tagle, Academic Senate Chair Mark Stohs, Faculty Affairs and Records Director Ed Collum, Faculty Development Center Director Erica Bowers, and Online Education and Training Director Shelli Wynants.

The Academic Senate of the California State University in May 2020 passed without dissent a CSU statewide ORCID resolution championed by CSU Fullerton.

Copyright & Reuse

Some parts of this ORCID LibGuide by Mark Bilby were adapted with permission from the ORCID LibGuide created by Talea Anderson at Washington State University. A Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License applies to that guide. Creative Commons License