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Setting Up an ORCID Account: A Guide for Digital Humanities Students

This guide assists students in the field of Digital Humanities with the creation of an ORCID account. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submissions, supports automatic linkages between you and your professional activities.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Visit the ORCID Website: Open your web browser and navigate to ORCID's website.

  2. Register for a New Account: Click on the "Register now" link on the ORCID homepage. This is usually prominently displayed.

  3. Fill Out the Registration Form: Enter a valid email address that you will use for academic and professional communications, create a strong password following the guidelines provided, and confirm your password.

  4. Additional Details: Provide your first name, last name, and any other names you might be known by professionally. Choose whether to make your ORCID record public, limited access, or private, with a recommendation for researchers to keep their profile public.

  5. Communication Preferences: Opt in or out of receiving emails from ORCID, which can include useful updates and information about your record.

  6. Verify Your Email Address: ORCID will send an email to confirm your account. Open this email and click on the verification link to activate your account.

  7. Complete Your ORCID Profile: Log in and fill in additional details such as your education, employment, and works. Link your ORCID ID with your works to ensure your professional activities are accurately and consistently recognized.

  8. Privacy Settings: Manage the visibility of your information by setting privacy levels for individual data items, controlling what is visible to the public, trusted organizations, or kept private.


Setting up an ORCID account is a crucial step for students in Digital Humanities, as it ensures that your scholarly work is correctly attributed to you throughout your academic career. It also simplifies the management and sharing of your professional information with publishers, funding agencies, and institutions.

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