You can delete a duplicate ORCID and have it refer to your preferred ORCID moving forward.
Yes. Management and maintenance of your ORCID profile can be delegated to another ORCID user.
ORCID's recommended format is: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097. Your ORCID can also be added to your CV, e-mail signature, and business cards.
Your ORCID moves with you, so you can keep the same ID throughout your career. If you are leaving McMaster, we suggest you update your affiliation information in your ORCID record and unlink your ORCID from McMaster Experts.
Your name will appear in your ORCID account. You can choose what information to keep private and what to make public on your ORCID account and can edit your name. You can add further information to other fields on your ORCID account if you choose: what information is made public and what remains private is up to you.
You have control over the data that the University shares with ORCID. In order to obtain an ORCID and to validate you as a member of McMaster University, you need to provide a minimum amount of data which is shared: your name and your email addresses. It is up to you whether or not you add any further information on your ORCID record.
You have sole control over your ORCID account. The university will not insert or edit data on your ORCID record. The privacy setting you apply on your own account dictates who is able to see your data.
You are able to login to your ORCID account, and change any details you need to.
More details on ORCID's commitment to privacy can be found here: