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SOM ORCID: Privacy & Adding Delegates


To help protect your privacy, ORCID offers three security settings that you can change at any time:



Information marked as Public or Everyone can be viewed by anyone who comes to the website or consumed by anyone using the ORCID public API. Data marked as public will also be included in the public data file posted annually by ORCID.


Trusted Parties

Information marked as Trusted Parties can be seen by any delegates that you have authorized to connect to your ORCID Record. These connections require explicit action on your part. You will be asked if you would like to make a specific connection, and once you have confirmed, the trusted party will be able to see information that you have marked as Trusted Party access in addition to the information marked Public.



Information marked as Private or Only me can only be seen by you. It is also used by ORCID algorithms to help distinguish your identity from another person who may have a similar name, be in a similar field, or may be confused with you for other reasons. This information is not shared with others.



ORCID. Visibility Settings [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: ORCID, Inc.; [cited 2021 Aug 30]. Available from:

Did You Know?

You can check what your public ORCID profile looks like at any time to ensure only the information you want to be public is visible. You can do this by logging into your ORCID and clicking the "View public version" link under your ORCID ID on the side bar:

Adding a Delegate

ORCID gives you the opportunity to add a delegate to your account which allows a trusted individual (such as a librarian) to edit and update your ORCID profile for you. For your security, delegates have limited access and can not change your password, add email addresses to your account, or delete your profile.

When you sign up or connect your ORCID ID via the link on the "Register for ORCID" tab you are making Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell/Northwell Health a delegate so we can help maintain your profile and cut down on additional work for you. This does not require any additional action on your part.

For more information on delegates and how to add or manage delegate access to your profile, check out these resources:


Bernard Becker Medical Library. Tools for Authors: ORCID [Internet]. St. Louis, MO: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; 2016 [cited 2021 Aug 30]. Available from:

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