ORCID provides the following features for free:

Membership is important because:

ORCID is a non-profit organization funded through organizational membership and subscription fees.  To sustain the registry and our mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications, we rely on membership and subscription funding from the research community.

Members receive these benefits:

Members receive access to the Member API, personalized technical support, integrated application user acceptance testing, a monthly newsletter, and invitations to public events hosted by ORCID. In addition, members also may enter nominations for service on the ORCID Board.  See this Member Comparison table for more detail.

Please review the category and benefits descriptions below for the one that best fits your circumstances. If you have questions, please contact membership@orcid.org

Member/Subscriber Categories and Fees:

ORCID offers two membership/subscription categories for organizations: basic and premium. Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 20% member fee discount on basic or premium membership fees. To encourage small and start-up organizations to embed iDs, organizations with less than US$200,000 in revenue in their last fiscal year are eligible for a 75% discount on basic or premium membership. Discounts will be evaluated at each membership renewal.  Non-profit and start-up discounts are not applied to premium consortium agreements.

Member Category Help me choose Fees
Basic  
  • Organizations planning limited, single-system ORCID implementations
  • Organizations with limited data needs
  • Organizations that will interact with a relatively small number of researchers per month
  • Standard (single legal entity): US$ 5,000
  • Consortium (5 or more entities): 10% discount on standard fee per group member
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 20% discount.
  • Start-up organizations are eligible for a 75% discount.
Premium  
  • Organizations that will be integrating ORCID iDs in multiple systems
  • Organizations that will be using ORCID iDs in vendor-hosted systems and separate internal systems
  • Organizations that have high data needs, or require frequent data dumps
  • Organizations interested in analytics of the interactions between their systems and ORCID
  • Organizations that will interact with a relatively large number of researchers per month
  • Organizations interested in enabling data synchronization between ORCID data and their own

 

  • Small organizations (< US$ 200M in annual revenue or grants): US$ 10,000
  • Large organizations (>US$200M in annual revenue or grants): US$25,000
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 20% member fee discount.
  • Start-up organizations are eligible for a 75% discount.
Premium Consortium  
  • Groups of organizations interested in a coordinated approach to ORCID implementation
  • Groups of organizations interested in customized orientations, workshops, and follow-up with the ORCID staff to support integration efforts
  • 5-9 members: US$6000 per member
  • 10-19 members: US$5000 per member
  • 20-29 members: US$4000 per member
  • 30-99 members: US$135000 per consortium
  • 100-250 members: US$200000 per consortium

License Types:

License Benefit Help me choose
Trusted Party Organization can facilitate registration, deposit, edit, and update Record Data and/or read Limited Access Data, with permission from an individual ORCID iD holder ("opt-in") Many employers are using the Trusted Party license to facilitate the creation of ORCID records for their faculty and staff. Members have found this license to be in alignment with national data transfer regulations.
Creator Employers can bulk-create ORCID records for claim by their faculty, students, or staff. Upon claim, individuals assume management of their record and may re-set privacy and delegation settings ("opt-out") Creator agreements require the member to make representations and warranties regarding consent of the individual for whom a record is created and to agree to indemnity provisions.

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