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ORCID Membership

Boston College Libraries became members of the ORCID organization in January 2016. Membership gives us access to the ORCID Application Programming Interface (API), and the capability to provide more ORCID services to our community.


Information Technology Services, in collaboration with the Libraries and the Provost's Office, have developed an ORCID at BC page that allows BC affiliates to register for an ORCID and link it to their BC ID. It also allows linking of an existing ORCID ID to the BC ID. 

The Boston College Faculty Annual Report software, Data 180, allows import of publication data from the ORCID profile to the annual report. This reduces manual input and increases accuracy. The Libraries, in collaboration with other departments, are exploring greater integration of ORCID in this and other University systems. The more pervasive the adoption, the greater impact ORCID will have. 

For more information on this project or to tell us more about your use of ORCID, please contact your subject librarian.

Dissertation Submissions

When graduate students submit their electronic thesis or dissertation to Boston College, they now have the option to include an ORCID with their author information. By creating an ORCID profile early on, a graduate student establishes a unique identifier that can be used throughout their academic career.

When submitting, a student can either provide an existing ORCID or create a new profile. The ORCID will then appear in the record of their dissertation, displayed both in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database and in Boston College's institutional repository, eScholarship@BC.

For more information, please see the eTD@BC website which provides instructions for graduate students submitting their electronic thesis or dissertation.