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Don’t Hide Behind Your ORCID iD

ORCID iDs can help you distinguish yourself from others with a similar name, increases visibility and impact of your scholarly publications, and helps you affiliate with the University of Missouri. Your ORCID can only do this if you set your profile to public!

You may inadvertently set your privacy setting to Only Me, which means only you can view the information on your profile.



When others search for you, they only see No public information available. No one will see your affiliation, publications or contact information. We know your privacy is important, but ORCID does not store any non-personal data. 

In your privacy settings, be sure to change the setting from the red Only Me  to the green Everyone.




Need help with privacy settings or setting up your ORCID iD? Please email


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.