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Connecting research and researchers

What is ORCID?  

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers. An ORCID iD allows you to create a record containing all your research information such as publications, grants and affiliations.  

Why create and use an ORCID iD?

There are many benefits to creating and maintaining an ORCID iD:  

  • It is permanently linked to you, regardless of where you are working or studying.  
  • Your ORCID profile is managed by you so you can ensure all your grants, publications and outputs are correctly attributed to you and it will act as a public CV.  
  • You control item-level privacy settings, including what information is displayed publicly, what is shared only with trusted partners, and who those trusted partners are.   
  • An ORCID iD is essential for many grant applications and publisher systems.

Getting the most out of your ORCID iD using Pure 

By connecting your ORCID iD to Pure, LSE’s Current Research Information System, and authorising the connection you enable the School to update your ORCID profile with research outputs, other personal identifiers (Scopus ID, Researcher ID, Digital Author ID) and details of your institutional affiliation. The connection will also allow the School to draw content directly from your ORCID profile into Pure (which populates LSE Research Online). You can do this following the instructions in our video or follow the steps in the section below.

Registering for an ORCID iD

Creating an ORCID iD is fast, simple, and free of charge. You only need to enter your name and email address and create a password to get started. Privacy settings for your ORCID profile are in your control. You can then use your ORCID whenever you apply for a grant or submit an article for publication. You can also add it to your CV, your departmental profile page and your email signature.

Do I already have an ORCID iD?

 If you try to register with the same email address as before, ORCID will ask you to log in rather than register; at this stage you can request to reset your password for that email address.  However, if you register with a different email address, ORCID will assume you are a different person.  

If you have more than one ORCID iD, please contact us so we can arrange for ORCID to merge your iDs so you only have one. 

Further information

Go to Researcher FAQs for information on administrative aspects of setting up and maintaining an ORCID iD. There is also information on their support pages about grouping multiple versions of the same workmanaging the visibility of your profile, and trusted organisations

Watch video tutorials to find out more about ORCID and setting up an ORCID iD.  

For information on the organisation, its aims and objectives, go to About ORCID


ORCID and Pure — LSE's Current Research Information System FAQs

Who can link their ORCID to Pure?

All LSE research active staff can link their ORCID to Pure. If you are an LSE PhD student, a visiting fellow or a member of Professional Services staff, we would still encourage you to create an ORCID — so that you have an identifier that uniquely distinguishes you, and your research outputs, from other researchers.

How do I link my ORCID to Pure?

Watch the video or follow the steps below.

1. Login to Pure using your LSE username and password.  

2. Once logged in, open your Personal overview workspace (located under Personal) at the top of the workspace, click Edit profile…  

3. In the new tab or pop-up window, click on ‘Create or Connect your ORCID iD’, which is located under Personal identification.  

4. Read the ‘Connect with your ORCID iD’ disclaimer, click proceed and you’ll be redirected to the ORCID login page.  

5. If you have an account you can log in, if you do not have an account click ‘register’.  

6. Once logged in, you’ll be presented with an authorise access page. Read carefully before clicking ‘Authorize access’.  

7. You’ll now be redirected back to your Pure profile where you should see your ORCID iD and the message ORCID for ‘your name’ applied.  

8. Click save at the bottom to close the editor window. You have now linked your ORCID iD to Pure.

My Pure record already has an ORCID, do I need to do anything?

In order to save researchers’ time, the School has entered ORCID iDs for some staff. You may still need to authorise LSE as a ‘Trusted Party’ to enable us to populate your ORCID record. If you need to do this, then directly below the ID the text will state ‘Authorise export of content to ORCID’.

I cannot log into Pure, what do I do?

If, when entering your LSE username and password, you are unable to log in to Pure, please contact the Research and Innovation division at for assistance. 

I cannot see the Personal workspace in Pure, how do I fix it?

If, after logging into Pure, you are unable to see the “Personal” menu/workspace, the likely cause is that you have no publications currently associated with your account. You can however enable the menu via your user profile settings. To do this, click on your username in the top menu bar. Under the profile menu, tick the box “Always show the personal workspace”, followed by clicking on the save button.  

Note: After enabling, you’ll need to log out to refresh the workspace. Once logged in again, the menu options should appear. If the above does not work, please contact the Research and Innovation division at

How long will it take for new research outputs added to Pure to feed into my ORCID record?

New outputs will be added as part of a monthly update, once they have been published, marked as public in Pure and validated by the Library. The update will take place on the 1st of each month. Queries relating to this process can be sent to

Do I have to wait a month for updates to appear on my ORCID record?

No, you can independently upload your research outputs. To do this, log in at, click on Edit profile and select the option ‘Export’ to the right of your ORCID iD. On later review, your profile will show a ‘last exported’ date to indicate when content was last exported. 

Follow the video guide to manually initiate an upload from Pure.

Need help?  

For questions about or problems with accessing Pure contact:  

For questions relating to the publications added to your ORCID by LSE contact:   

For general questions, in the first instance please contact your Department Librarian.