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Integrating ORCID at Stanford

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Stanford endorses integration and use of ORCID

On November 19, 2020, Stanford’s Faculty Senate approved an Open Access Policy for the University. Three items were included in this proposal:

  1. Resolution establishing an Open Access Policy
  2. Establishing an Office of Scholarly Communications
  3. Adoption of ORCID IDs

The third item states: "Each member of the Academic Council will obtain an Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID ID), with assistance provided as necessary by the Stanford Libraries."

For more details, please see Stanford's Open Access policy has been approved (Stanford Libraries Blog, posted 2020-11-23).

In November 2019, Stanford's Academic Computing and Information Systems Commitee (C-ACIS) endorsed three recommendations:

  1. Stanford should embrace and promote the use of ORCID IDs for all its researchers as an integral part of its identity management and research information management ecosystem.
    • We expect every Stanford researcher to have an ORCID ID in the future.
    • Stanford researchers should configure their ORCID ID to allow for data visibility and data updates to/from Stanford systems.
  2. Stanford’s IT systems should integrate with and leverage ORCID data. Stanford’s enterprise identity management systems (managed by University IT) will be the primary integration point between ORCID and the University.
    • This will allow both for single sign-on and for any Stanford system to receive a researcher’s ORCID ID via one look up.
    • Additional systems will integrate with ORCID for read or read-write access (e.g., Stanford Profiles, the Stanford Digital Repository, facilities systems).
  3. Stanford’s information service and research support providers need to coordinate to streamline ORCID use and make the benefits obvious to Stanford researchers by:  
    • Providing guidance and support on appropriate configuration.
    • Coordinating on user experience and data flow among Stanford systems.
    • Advocating for effective ORCID use for Stanford researchers on campus and externally.

See also:  Institutional ORCID Endorsements (ORCID Blog, Submitted by Sheila Rabun on 2020-07-13)
"Representatives from Stanford University and the California State University (CSU) system have formally endorsed ORCID for their respective campuses. This post explores the approaches taken at each institution as well as considerations for institutional ORCID endorsement."

How adopting ORCID benefits the campus community

ORCID is being integrated into the workflows for individuals, publishers, funders, institutions, and systems.  An increasing number of publishers and grant funders now require an ORCID ID as part of the submission process. 

  • Improve recognition and discoverability of your research.
  • Provides a persistent identifier for individuals across institutions.
  • Avoids questions of author name ambiguities.
  • Helps facilitate assessing Research Impact (see this library guide by Stanford's Lane Medical Library).
  • Spend more time doing research, less time managing it.
  • Better than commercial alternatives: more likely to endure over the long-term; no profit motivation; no marketing emails.



  • Using ORCID helps streamline grant funder workflows.
  • Growing requirement by funders.
  • Beginning in 2020, any individual who is supported by research training, fellowships, research education, and career development awards from NIH, AHRQ, and CDC will be required to have an ORCID ID.  
  • Please see the Streamline grant paperwork page in this guide for more details.





  • Integrate ORCID with a growing number of tools and utilities.
  • Please see the Connect tools with ORCID page in this guide for more details.

ORCID, Grants, and Stanford Profiles