What is an ORCID ID and how do I register one?ORCID ID’s are digital name identifiers. Non-sensitive data is stored such as name, email, institutions name, and an author’s research activities. These ORCID ID’s auto populate in the ETD submission system, only when the feature is turned on by institution request. The author must register for an ORCID ID. ProQuest does not create or assign ORCID ID's. Once registered, an author can add the ORCID ID to an ETD submission during the submission process. For more information or to register for an ORCID ID, please visit http://orcid.org.