In June 2016, OSTI added a mechanism for users to add their works found in OSTI.GOV directly to their ORCID Works profile. This feature also extends to E-Link in that users may choose to give OSTI permission to update their Works anytime a new or updated record is submitted via E-Link including their ORCID iD.
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How do I add records to my ORCID Works?
To add OSTI.GOV records, please make sure that you have completed the login and authorization procedures, available from the “Sign In” page at the top of OSTI.GOV. Once authorized, conduct a search as you would normally, using the basic or advanced search as you choose. When you identify a record that you have authored or coauthored, choose to "Add to ORCID Works", found at the right-hand corner of the record listing in the results list. OSTI.GOV will ask if you would like to add this record. Select "Add to ORCID WORKS" again in the pop-up text box. You have now added this record to your Works list.
How do I authorize OSTI to make changes to my ORCID Works?
To access this feature and authorize OSTI to make changes, please click on “Sign In” at the top right of any OSTI.GOV webpage. On this account login screen, you will find information regarding the ORCID integration feature, as well as a link to “Create or connect your ORCID iD,” available at the bottom of the page (you will most likely need to scroll down to view this link). Selecting this link will open a new window or pop-up webpage where you may sign in to your ORCID account, or create a new ORCID account as needed. Follow the directions on this screen and select "Authorize" to grant permissions. Once signed in with ORCID, you will be prompted to “close this window,” which will return you to OSTI.GOV with your ORCID Works connected. To confirm that you are connected, you should see your name and ORCID iD number on OSTI.GOV.
How will records be added to my Works if they are submitted in E-Link?
This process is totally hands off for you, the user, once OSTI has been granted authorization. Any unlimited access records from this point forward that come into E-Link with your ORCID iD will automatically be added to your Works list.
How do I view the OSTI.GOV records that have been added to my Works?
Please ensure you are logged in to ORCID through OSTI.GOV by following the steps described above. Once logged in, any records that have been added to your Works that are found in OSTI.GOV are visible on your dashboard page. To view this page, click on the ORCID symbol at the top of OSTI.GOV, next to the sign-in page. You should see your ORCID account details and a tab titled "ORCID Works in OSTI.GOV." Click on this tab and you should see the list of records that you have authored and added to your profile found in OSTI.GOV.
Will the records I add to my Works be updated if the metadata changes?
We understand that sometimes metadata changes. Perhaps the abstract is updated or an author added to a record after its initial submission to OSTI through E-Link. If any OSTI record is updated after it has been added to your ORCID Works, regardless of whether you added it through OSTI.GOV or it was added on your behalf (submitted including your ORCID iD) via E-Link, it will automatically be updated in your ORCID profile. For as long as you grant OSTI permission to make changes to your Works, any new update will be sent to your Works profile. If authorization is removed as described in Troubleshooting below, records will no longer be updated automatically and will remain as they appear at the time of the change in permissions.
Why aren't the works I selected showing up on my list in OSTI.GOV?
If you can see them in your ORCID profile but not in the list on OSTI.GOV, it is most likely an issue of privacy settings. Please ensure that your privacy settings on ORCID for who may view your Works are set to "Everyone." After the OSTI.GOV page has been refreshed, you should now see that title in your list of ORCID Works in OSTI.GOV. If the data displayed is still different, please Contact Us.
Why are the records I've added different than what I see in OSTI.GOV?
If the metadata you see in SciTech is different than what displays on your ORCID Works list, ensure that you have not revoked access from OSTI to make changes to your profile. OSTI must have current authorization for the most recent updates to be included. If you do have current authorization, please refresh each page and check again. If the data displayed is still different, please Contact Us.
Can I remove authorization for OSTI to add or update my Works?
Yes. If you are sure you would like to remove this authorization, go to the Account Settings on the ORCID website. Under "Trusted Organizations" you will see an entry for DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information. This list is automatically sorted by approval date, so depending on when authorization was granted or other organizations you have authorized, you may have to search your list. To remove OSTI, select the trashcan on the right side of both entries. It will give you the option to Confirm or Cancel revocation of access from OSTI. Note: If you choose to revoke access, the records that have been added via OSTI.GOV or E-Link will remain in your ORCID Works list; however, they will no longer be updated automatically if metadata changes. You will need to manually curate them from that point forward.
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