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A guide to understanding what is an ORCID, why researchers should be interested and how to obtain one of these unique identifiers.

Creating an ORCI iD with McGill Credentials

Create your ORCID id in TWO simple steps :

Step 1

Visit the ORCID iD Home Page and click on Sign In / Register in the upper right-hand corner of the web page. 

screenshot locating signin on orcid site

Step 2:

Click on the Institutional Log in and search for McGill University in the search box and then log into the McGill system with your McGill email address and password. 

logging into orcid with Mcgill affiliation


Obtain help with ORCID iD from: 

Your Liaison Librarian

The Librarian for Scholarly Communication

Registration Help

Useful help page from ORCID on the ORCID iD registration process :

  • how to access an already exiting account
  • how to reclaim an deactivated account
  • how to claim an unclaimed account
  • how to control visibility settings of your account

Remove Duplicate Account

Useful help page from ORCID on how to deal with a duplicate or additional account:

To remove your additional or duplicate ORCID iD:

  • log into the the primary account/iD you want to keep
  • go to Account settings
  • select Remove duplicate record.

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