Go to the UCLA Library's ORCID link app and log in with your UCLA logon. Click on the "Create or Connect your ORCID ID" button. Note that at the top of the form there will be a box “Allow this permission until I revoke it”— do not unselect it. You will have an option to register for an ORCID if you do not have one or to connect an existing ORCID to your UID.
Don't have an ORCID?
If you are registering for a new ORCID, after you submit the form, you will receive a verification email from orcid.org. Follow the link within the email to verify the registered address. Your new ORCID and your UID will be linked.
Already have an ORCID?
You can link your ORCID to your University ID yourself. Click on the “Sign in” link. Log into your ORCID account using either your ORCID or your e-mail and your password and then click on “Authorize”. Your ORCID will automatically be linked to your UCLA University ID, and a thank-you message will be displayed.
Not sure if you already have an ORCID or can't remember how to login?
You can test whether you have registered for ORCID previously. Click on the "Sign in” link. Clicking on “Forgotten password?” will generate a search box allowing you to test email addresses (one at a time) that you have used since 2010, the year ORCID was established. If one of the email addresses has been used, you will get a message with a link to sign in. Then, login according to the instructions above.
Make sure your ORCID record is public
Information marked as Public or Everyone can be viewed by anyone who comes to the ORCID.org website or accessed by anyone using the ORCID public API, which is what we will use at UCLA for Opus. Data marked as public will also be included in the public data file posted annually by ORCID. Your record needs to be public in order to link it to your University ID.