As a research institution, you can integrate ORCID into your ETD systems, embedding the ORCID iDs of students and, where relevant, advisors or reviewing committee members into your ETD metadata to enable the iDs to be used throughout the ETD publishing workflow.
- The student submits their thesis or dissertation submission to their research organisation
- The research organisation collects the authenticated students ORCID iD and requests permission to interact with their record, and stores that permission.
- Use the information from the ORCID record to help populate the students profile in your system
- Displaying iDs within your ETD system within the students profile page
- When the final e-thesis/dissertation is available the ORCID iD should be included within the metadata. Doing this means that your students’ ORCID iDs will be searchable in databases which support this, such as your institution’s repository.
- Add the thesis/dissertation to the students ORCID record.
Using ORCID in your eTheses or dissertation submission process is good for your institution and your students alike. It enables you to create validated connections between your students, their EDTs, and their affiliation with your institution, which makes them and their ETDs more discoverable in turn. You can also use data from the ORCID record to populate their profiles in your ETD system to save the researcher time having to manually enter data that is already available. You will also be helping to build trust in scholarly communications
A more detailed tutorial can be found here.