ORCID Membership

We are a global, community-led organization that provides digital identifiers (ORCID iDs) for researchers, so that they – and you, their organizations – can benefit from being uniquely identified and reliably connected with their professional information (affiliations, awards, publications, and more). We are committed to openness, so everyone can access and re-use information that ORCID record holders have marked as public. In addition, researchers can grant additional record access and update privileges to ORCID members that use the ORCID API.

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 connecting research and researchers, we rely on membership and subscription funding from the research community.

Members receive these benefits:

Members receive access to the Member API, which facilitates registration, and information exchange with ORCID records. This API can also be used to request access from a record holder to their trusted party record data. Members receive personalized receive personalized implementation support, integrated application user acceptance testing, badges to certify that an implementation meets best practices, a monthly newsletter, and invitations to public and member-only events hosted by ORCID. Members are also eligible to be nominated for election to the ORCID Board

See this Member Comparison table for more detail and to find the membership type that best meets your needs. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Member/Subscriber Categories

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$5,150 
  • 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 systems
  • Small organizations (<US$200M in annual revenue or grants): US$10,300 
  • Large organizations (US$200M+ in annual revenue or grants): US$25,750
  • 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$6,000 per member 
  • 10-19 members: US$5,000 per member 
  • 20-34 members: US$4,000 per member 
  • 35-60 members: US$3,500 per member
  • 61+ members: US$3,000 per member

 

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