As we continue to celebrate the Year of the Researcher as part of our 2019 Project Roadmap, we are excited to launch two new features which will allow you to combine works on your ORCID record.
Information about the same work may be added to ORCID records from different sources. ORCID will automatically group together, work items with the same identifier. With our new combining functionality, you can now combine work items from different sources that use different identifiers.
How to combine work items into a group
To manually select and combine work items, first sign in to your ORCID record. Navigate to your Works section and select the work items that you would like to combine. Finally, choose the COMBINE option from under the Works header section.
Note that the Combine function creates a group of items, and does not merge the items. The combined items will group under the preferred version.
Want some help?
In addition to the combine process, we can now also suggest which items to combine, based on title matching criteria. These suggestions are accessible by clicking the “Manage similar works” button under the Works header on your record. You can review the list, adjust as needed, and then confirm the combination. As with the manual process for combining, all items are grouped under the preferred work item.
For more information about combining works into groups, please read our KnowledgeBase article. And tell us what you think! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share any suggestions you have to help improve the ORCID Registry or APIs. Thank you!