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ORCID offers several benefits and services to the public and to members. The chart below outlines the differences between the benefits provided to users the three different levels of the ORCID API. To learn more about ORCID membership, please visit our Membership page.

  Public API Basic Member API Premium Member API
FREQUENCY OF ACCESS      
# INCLUDED CLIENT CREDENTIALS 1 (public)
registered to an individual ORCID iD record holder
1 (member)
registered to an organization
5 (member)
registered to an organization
ACCESS TO SANDBOX TEST ENVIRONMENT
READING ORCID DATA      
Authenticated iD
Search/retrieve public data
ORCID iDs & data made public by iD holders
Search public data
Access trusted data (see Visibility settings)
Subject to permissions granted by iD holders
 
Public Data File access Annually 2x annually On demand
Update Notifications (webhooks)
API-based notifications when changes are made when changes to ORCID records for iDs embedded in your system(s)
   
ADDING INFORMATION TO ORCID RECORDS      
Add information to an ORCID record
Subject to permissions granted by iD holders
 
UPDATE/DELETE ORCID RECORD INFORMATION      
Update/delete biographical data
Subject to permissions granted by iD holders
 
Update/delete Works, Funding, Affiliation, Peer Review information on an ORCID record
ONLY available for data originally added by your application via the API. Subject to permissions granted by iD holders
 
SUPPORT      
Knowledge Base including technical documentation, tutorials, and reference documents
Use cases, best practices, sample communications
Membership of the API Users listserv
Invitations to public events hosted by ORCID
Invitations to private ORCID events, such as member town hall meetings  
Email support for API usage and general questions for each set of credentials used  
(priority queue)
Webinar-style orientation meeting / support call to aid in integration and development   1 Up to 2 per month
Integrated user acceptance testing in preparation for launches and releases   up to 4x/yr Unlimited
Eligible for ORCID Collect & Connect certification program  
ORCID promotion of integrations that meet Collect & Connect requirements in newsletters, blog, presentations, etc.  
OTHER BENEFITS      
ORCID Newsletter   Monthly Monthly
Analytics Reports   2x annually (general) Monthly (personalized including email domain stats)
May submit nominations for representative to serve on ORCID Board