What is ORCID?

ORCID provides researchers with a unique identifier (an ORCID iD) and a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD.

ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. It is also becoming more and more a requirement of many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms.

Why should you register?

Your ORCID iD:

  • will belong to you throughout your scholarly career:
  • distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
  • reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
  • improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
  • is persistent (enduring)

Learn more about ORCID at Welcome to ORCID.


Connect your ORCID iD with the UAntwerpen Institutional repository

ORCID Display

As member of ORCID we work together to collect iDs for our faculty and staff and connect them to the information about your research activities stored in our repository (see section below).

Giving permission for the University of Antwerp to connect with your ORCID iD enables us to collect your iD in a machine-readable format, and connect it to information about your research activities stored in our systems. 

To connect your ORCID iD, go to https://repository.uantwerpen.be → My bibliography  → My account. Look for the ORCID section.

Select on of the scenarios below:

How to revoke UAntwerpen access to your ORCID iD

You may want to revoke access from the UAntwerpen repository to your ORCID iD e.g. in case you leave the university. Access can be revoked by signing in to orcid.org. Go to the account settings of your ORCID iD. Look for University of Antwerp in the list of trusted organisations and remove this entry.

Your ORCID profile: good practices

Your name

Always spell out your first and last name in full. Also make sure to add initials, if any; initials are most useful to distinguish yourself from possible namesakes.

Add your email address and links to your personal UAntwerp webpage and/or to the website of your faculty, department, service/lab/research unit.

Link your ORCID Id to your ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID.


Add your affiliation to the University of Antwerp. Always use the correct name of our university

  • Universiteit Antwerpen / University of Antwerp
  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen (UZA) / Antwerp University Hospital
  • Add your faculty, department, service/lab/research unit
  • Make sure to list all your UAntwerp affiliations if you have more than one!
  • Do not use the abbreviation UA

Works (publications)

You can easily import all your publications from the UAntwerp Institutional repository into your ORCID profile. Go to https://repository.uantwerpen.be → My bibliography  → My publications.

Export bibTex

Use the Export function to create a BiBTex formatted file and import your publications from the Works section in your ORCID profile.

Link your ORCID Id to your ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID. By doing so, all your publications that have been identified in ResearcherID and Scopus can be imported in your ORCID profile. Vice versa, the information is also passed from ORCID to ResearcherID and Scopus, and by extension to the Web of Science (note that there is a delay of approximately two months).

New publications added to ORCID do not automatically flow to the UAntwerp Repository. So do continue to submit your new publications to the UAntwerp Repository.

Make your ORCID profile public!

For each of the sections in your ORCID profile, you can decide if the visibility is public (everybody can see), limited (only trusted parties) or closed (Only me).

For  your research and the research of our university to become publicly searchable and discoverable, we advise to make sections publicly available (at least name and employment).