​Types of Data in an ORCID Record

ORCID records can contain the same types of information that would typically be found in a CV or resume, but rather than storing this information in a static document, ORCID is interoperable and data within an ORCID record can be transferred and shared between ORCID and other systems that are integrated with the ORCID API.

The tables below outline all of the different types of data that can be stored in an ORCID record. Each section is linked to more details and instructions on how each type of data can be populated in ORCID. See more information and sample XML files for each data type.

Biographical Information

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

First Name
Last Name
Published Name



​/personal-details (read only)

​Personal details: the researcher’s name, credit (published) name, and biography

Biography

​(see /personal-details above)

​Brief description of career history and interests

Country

/address​

​The researcher’s countries or regions

Email

​/email (read only)

​The email address(es) associated with the record

Other IDs

​/external-identifiers

​Linked external identifiers in other systems

Keywords

​/keywords

​Keywords related to the researcher and their work

Also known as

​/other-names

​Other names by which the researcher is known

Websites

​/researcher-urls

​Links to the researcher’s personal or profile pages


Employment Information

Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Employment

​/employments

​Employment affiliations


Education and Qualifications 

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Education

​/educations

​Education affiliations

​Qualification

​/qualifications

​Summary of qualifications


Memberships and Service

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Membership

​/memberships

​Summary of memberships

​Service

/services​

​Summary of services


Invited Positions and Distinctions

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Invited position

​/invited-positions

​Summary of invited positions

​Distinction

​/distinctions

​Summary of distinctions


Funding

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Funding

​/fundings

​Summary of funding activities


Works

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

​Description

​Work

​/works

​Summary of research works


Peer Review activity

  • Peer review activity can only be added to an ORCID record by a trusted organization via the ORCID member API.  Individuals can not add peer review activity to their own ORCID record.

​Label on ORCID Record

API Endpoint

Description

​Peer Review

​/peer-reviews

​Summary of peer review activities


Research Resources

  • Metadata fields in the research resources section
  • Research resources can only be added to an ORCID record by a trusted organization via the ORCID member API.  Individuals can not add research resources to their own ORCID record.

​Label on ORCID Record

​API Endpoint

Description

​Research Resource

​/research-resources

​Summary of research resources


​Additional API Endpoints

​API Endpoint

Description

​/record (read only)

​Summary view of the full ORCID record

​/person (read only)

​Biographical section of the ORCID record:

  • Biography
  • Country
  • Email
  • Other IDs
  • Keywords
  • Also known as
  • Websites

​/activities (read only)

​Summary of the activities section of the ORCID record:

  • Employment
  • Education & Qualifications
  • Memberships & Service
  • Invited positions & Distinctions
  • Funding
  • Works
  • Peer Review activity
  • Research Resources