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Tracking Your Research

ORCID, a simple researcher identity solution, made simpler with Pure

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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique researcher identifier. ORCID acts like a DOI, but rather than identifying a digital object, it provides a lifelong digital name.

Researchers use their name in many ways: as authors, as investigators on grant proposals, as staff members at a research institute. These examples involve researchers using their name in transactions that require the sharing of information about research, contributions and affiliations. These transactions are stored in different information systems.

ORCID allows researchers to insert a unique identifier into these transactions, which makes it possible to easily group and collect research activities. ORCID is fully owned and controlled by the researcher. It doesn’t change, irrespective of funder, affiliation or field of research.

ORCID is an optional field in the ERA 2018 ERA Data Submission. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier.

ORCID & Pure

 Ensure your ORCID record is up to date by:

  • KEEP your Pure research management system record up to date
  • LINK your Pure record with ORCID following the step by step instructions provided
  • AUTHORISE Pure to export your outputs to ORCID.

Once Pure is linked to your ORCID record, it will automatically export any new research outputs you add to Pure to your ORCID record daily.

You can find more information on how to keep your Pure record up to date, add or import your publications, and link Pure with ORCID at the University's Wiki

The ARC has already enabled users of the ARC RMS to import their publications from ORCID (see 'ORCID integration into ARC RMS' section below).

The NHMRC has also announced that imports from ORCID into their new Grant Management System, Sapphire, will be available soon to keep applicants’ publication records up to date automatically.

Linking your Scopus ID to your ORCID

​You can link your Scopus author profile to your ORCID using the Scopus2ORCID wizard.

Follow the steps in the attached document to link your ORCID to your Scopus author profile. 

During this process you can also request changes to the way Scopus displays your name or affiliation. You can also report publications incorrectly linked to your profile, or that need to be added to your profile, as long as these publications are already indexed in Scopus.

These instructions are for linking an existing ORCID to your Scopus author profile. If you do not have an ORCID please follow the instructions to create an ORCID from your Pure profile.

ORCID integration into ARC RMS

Researchers can now auto-populate their research output data into their ARC RMS person profiles and application forms

ORCID integration into the Research Management System (RMS) reduces the burden of repeated manual entry of publication data (‘works’) in the grant application process.

What does this mean for researchers?

Your RMS ‘Person Profile’ will be enhanced to include your research output data. Your research output data will be harvested from ORCID by authenticating your ORCID ID in RMS and adding the ARC as a trusted party.

You can choose to enter the data manually, or alternatively, use the ‘bulk upload’ facility. Once the data is entered into your RMS person profile, it can be used to auto-populate proposals without having to manually create and update your documents each time you submit a project proposal.

Research Office staff can also insert or update ORCID data into a researcher’s profile after the ORCID ID is authenticated, and the ARC is added as trusted party. This means that Research Office staff will also be able to enter research output data at any time for their researchers.

All RMS users can now auto-populate their research output data in ARC RMS and add their research output data from their ORCID profile into their Discovery Projects (DP) scheme 2020 application forms.

ORCID integration with Pure and other systems

ORCID integration into the Pure and other systems reduces the burden of repeated manual entry of publication data (‘works’).

Create your ORCID

Follow the attached steps to link, add or create your ORCID in PURE. 

This will allow PURE to export your research outputs directly to your ORCID.

Your ORCID working with Pure and Scopus

Library Support

Macquarie University Library provides ORCID support for researchers, contact your Research or Clinical Librarian for more information. Got a question about ORCID at Macquarie? Please email

ORCID Benefits

  • Distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you

  • Is often a requirement when you submit journal articles or grant applications 

  • Reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)

  • Consolidates your research output to make tracking your research citations easier

  • Enables interoperability across many systems (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)

  • You can link your Scopus ID and ResearcherID to your ORCID

  • Web of Science uses your ORCID to update its publication data


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