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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-Yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

ORCID: Existing Users who have an ORCID account

What is ORCID and how it helps in managing your research activities throughout your career?

Existing Users who have an ORCID account not registered with a PolyU email address

If you have previously created an ORCID account but it is not registered with your PolyU email, follow the steps below to connect your existing account with PolyU and in the meantime authorize the Library to update publication records for you.

Step 1. Click on the button below to connect your existing ORCID account

Step 2. Login with your NetID and NetPassword

Step 3. Sign in with your ORCID account

Sign in with your registered email address, or ORCID iD. If you forgot your password, retrieve it via "Forgotten your password".

Step 4. Authorize the Library to update your ORCID records

Granting authorization to the Library will enable automating the population process with publication records from PolyU Institutional Research Archive. This ensures that your ORCID profile is enriched from multiple sources, in addition to Scopus. The Library will notify users before making any changes.

When you see the message below, it means you have completed the authorization process. Existing ORCID registrants who authorize the Library will not receive the verification email.

Contact us if you encounter any problems (e.g. Registration Error) at this stage. Please include your ORCID iD in the email.

A few more steps to go...

Add PolyU email to your ORCID account

  1. Sign in ORCID with your registered email or ORCID iD. After login, click “ACCOUNT SETTINGS” on the top of the page.
  2. Key in your PolyU email address and click "Add".
  3. Set PolyU email as the Primary Email and click "Verify".
  4. You will then receive a verification email. Click the link to verify.

How to check if the authorization has been done

After you have completed the steps above, you will see...

  • A new Employment entry (for staff) or Education entry (for students) is added to your ORCID profile. The source of the entry is "Pao Yue-kong Library, Hong Kong Polytechnic University".


  • Also, the Library is added as a "Trusted organization" in your ORCID account. (Login ORCID > Account Settings > Trusted organizations)