If you are undertaking research, you will need to set up persistent digital identifiers that uniquely distinguish you as a researcher and connect you to your research activity. Use ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and other researcher identifiers to:

1. Set up an ORCID iD

ORCID is the authority source for external identifiers for University of Queensland staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates. An ORCID iD will belong to you throughout your scholarly career and supports automated links between researchers, publishers, funders and other organisations. ORCID's mission statement and What is ORCID? (Vimeo, 4m16s) provide more information.

Register and link your ORCID to UQ eSpace

Link your ORCID iD with University systems via our authenticated process to ensure that your publications are correctly identified in our systems and linked to your profile.

UQ Staff

Link your ORCID iD to UQ eSpace:

  • create a new ORCID iD and link it to UQ eSpace, or
  • link your exisiting ORCID iD

UQ Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

HDR candidates who commenced on or after 1 April 2018 are required to register an ORCID iD with UQ by attainment of their confirmation milestone.

  1. Log into UQ eSpace using your student credentials (eg. s1234444)
  2. Choose to create a new ORCID iD and link it or to link an existing iD to your student profile
  3. If you are also a staff member (a paid UQ position, such as a tutor or research assistant), it is recommended that you also link your ORCID iD to your staff profile.

Note: If you have NOT linked your ORCID iD to your student profile you will not be able to deposit publications to your student profile.

Privacy settings

Set the visibility of your ORCID iD to Everyone so that:

  • anyone can view your profile via the orcid.org website
  • the University of Queensland can use the data in your ORCID profile via the ORCID public API
  • your ORCID profile is visible to the research community, including potential collaborators, publishers and funders.

to ORCID with UQ credentials

Every UQ staff and student can link their ORCID login to their UQ credentials to allow you to log in with your UQ username and password.

  1. On the sign in screen of ORCID, select Institutional Account (tab next to Personal)
  2. Search for the University of Queensland and click Continue
  3. Log in with your usual credentials (e.g uqxxxxxx or sxxxxxx)

Once this authority has been established you can log in to ORCID using the same credentials as you do for UQ access.

Benefits of ORCID

Disambiguation — a researcher's name may be common or may change over time. Your ORCID iD will help you track your research activity and distinguish yourself and your body of work, making it easier to get credit for your research.

Connectivity — connecting your ORCID iD to University systems via UQ eSpace will improve your publication workflows and enhance identity management at UQ, making it easier for the University to associate you with your research activity. Connecting your ORCID iD to your other external identifiers will help to automate your research workflows and reduce the amount of time you spend on administrative tasks. 

Discoverability — a complete and connected ORCID profile is a valuable promotional tool, allowing you to accurately showcase the breadth of your scholarly work and establish your contribution to your field.