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

Privacy Setting

ORCID provides you with three options to display your information on the profile. Make sure your profile is set to "open to public" so that others can see your works!

   Everyone (open to public)
   Trusted parties
   Only me

Read ORCID privacy setting for more information.

Edit Your Profile Information

After registering an ORCID, you can add in more information to enrich your profile, including:

  • Email (e.g. update your primary email, add additional email)
  • Name variants (if any)
  • Keywords (research interests)
  • Websites (e.g. Dept profile, ResearchGate, Mendeley, Google Scholar)
  • Other IDs (e.g. Scopus Author ID, ResearcherID. These author identifiers will be automatically added after linking ORCID with the database system. See this page for more information.)

Click to see an example

The more information you provide about yourself and your research areas, the easier for collaborators to locate you.

Add Employment

To add your current and previous employment entries, click "+ Add employment" and type in the information. You can hide or delete an entry at any time.

Add Your Research Funding

There are two ways to add research funding to your ORCID profile: Using the ÜberWizard search link and Add manually.

  • Using the ÜberWizard search link

The ÜberWizard tool will search for and link with the funding bodies around the world, including these two popular funding bodies for PolyU researchers:

  • University Grants Committee (UGC)  (Year covered: 2006-2018)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)  (Year covered: 1977-2018)

Full list available at

To add funding via ÜberWizard search link, click on Search & Link under + Add funding, and then select ÜberWizard for ORCID. Authorize ÜberWizard to access your ORCID and then start searching by name or grant title. 

Click to see steps in screenshots

  • Add manually

If you are not able to find the funding information from the ÜberWizard tool, you can manually add the information. Click + Add manually under + Add funding and then fill in the information.

Click to see steps in screenshots

Other Achievements

You can also add Invited positions, awardsmembership in a society or association, and Service to showcase your non-publication achievements: