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How to create an ORCiD Account

(You may also watch this instructional video and follow along -- be sure to enter your ORCiD at myGSBS)


The ORCID iD is a unique, persistent identifier offered free-of-charge to researchers. Setting up your ORCID account and keeping it up-to-date allows GSBS to stay apprised of your research activities. GSBS requires students to update their accounts when they apply for internal awards and prior to graduation.

  1. Set up your ORCID account and get an ORCID iD number.

    • Navigate to the ORCID website and register -- please leave the visibility setting as "everyone".
    • If you ever use any alternate versions of your name, be sure to click the pencil icon next to "Also known as" in the left column and then enter those name(s).
  2. Import your publications into ORCID.

    • On your ORCID page under "Works", hover over "+ Add works" to access a dropdown menu.
    • Select a data source to automatically search for your publications. We recommend selecting "Search & Link", then "Scopus-Elsevier" or "BASE- Bielefield Academic Search Engine" - these are good sources for importing your journal articles.
    • With Scopus, click "Authorize" and it will search for a list of publications using your name. Be sure to review the list and carefully select those that belong to you. Follow the prompts to complete the process.
    • With BASE, click "Authorize" and it will allow you to search for your name in author lists. We recommend that you search for your name with and without the "aut:" search restriction. BASE allows search of open access documents, and is a good way to get your MS thesis onto your profile. You will need to create a new account in order to claim any of the works on BASE.
    • If desired, you can also enter additional information to your profile on your education, employment and funding. Under "+add works", you can also choose "+add manually" to manually add conference posters, patents and a variety of other accomplishments.
    • Please add your GSBS Educational Institutions:
      • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences AND, depending on your advisor's primary institution, either:
        • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center or
        • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  3. Go to your myGSBS page and enter your ORCID iD number.

    1. In the green box on the upper left of your ORCID page, you'll find a 16-digit ORCID iD number.
    2. Navigate to myGSBS and use your institutional password to log on.
    3. At your myGSBS home page, click the ADD ORCID button and enter your ORCID iD number.

That's it -- you are done! 

Be sure to check your ORCID page every six months and update it as necessary. When you publish papers, log on to your ORCID account, select "add works" and then important your publications from Scopus to update them.  


Feel free to contact [email protected] or Laurissa Gann at the MD Anderson Research Medical Library.