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Spectrum and ORCID

Spectrum and ORCID

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. ORCID is an independent, non-profit organisation offering services to link research activities and organisations to unique researcher identifiers. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. For more information about connecting with orcid.org, please see: Welcome to ORCID! or watch the Why ORCID? video, or consult our library's ORCID page to learn more.

Connect your ORCID ID with Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository

Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository would like to collect your iD from ORCID for use in the repository:

  • Authenticate: When you click the “Connect to ORCID” button, we will ask you to share your iD using an authenticated process: either by registering for an ORCID iD or, if you already have one, to sign in to your ORCID account. We do this to ensure that you are correctly identified and securely connecting your ORCID iD. Learn more in What’s so special about signing in.
  • Display: To acknowledge that you have used your iD and that it has been authenticated, we display the ORCID iD icon alongside your name in our database.
  • Connect: By sharing your iD with Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository, and giving us permission to read and update your ORCID record, you enable us to help you keep your record up-to-date with trusted information. This includes updating your employment activities and export publications data to orcid.org, seeing the points below. This information is authoritative because it comes from your institution, making your ORCID record more trustworthy.
  • Collect: ORCID brings your bibliographical details together. Filling in the same information over and over again is frustrating. That’s why we let you choose to use information from your ORCID record to import your publications data into Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository.

Updating Employment/Education Activities

When you give Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository permission to update your ORCID activities, Concordia University may update your Employment activity accordingly. If you are a student user, your Education activity may be updated instead.

Import and export to ORCID

Please use the Manage Deposits tab to import or export activity details to ORCID. You will need to grant the appropriate permissions to Concordia University. You can grant the permissions while connecting or at any time afterwards. The options to import and export from ORCID will appear on the Manage Deposits page only after you have connected your ORCID (using the Connect to ORCID menu option). For more information, see our detailed ORCID import and export in Spectrum page.

A note about permissions

You are able to change the permissions that you grant to Concordia University using the Manage my ORCID permissions tab in Spectrum. This option will become available once you connect to ORCID. Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository will request permission while connecting to ORCID to do the following:

  • Connect your ORCID ID to Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository.
  • Add and update activities to your ORCID record. You will also be asked separately if you would like Concordia University to update your ORCID record automatically when you deposit or update items in Spectrum.
  • Retrieve details from your ORCID profile that are restricted to your trusted parties only.
You may revoke or re-instate these permissions at any time after first making the connection with ORCID, either using the ORCID web interface at ORCID.org, or through Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository using the Manage ORCID permissions tab. If you would like to import activities (including publications) from ORCID into Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository you need to give permission to Concordia University to retrieve your limited access items. If you wish to export items from Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository to ORCID, you need to enable the permission to create or update ORCID. You are also able to disconnect from ORCID from the Manage ORCID Permissions page.

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