How does auto-update work?

In collaboration with CrossRef and DataCite, ORCID has developed the auto-update functionality. If you include your ORCID iD when you submit a manuscript or dataset, your ORCID record is automatically updated when the work is published. This makes managing your scholarly record much simpler and less-time consuming. You need to: (1) use your ORCID iD when submitting a paper or dataset, and (2) authorise Crossref and DataCite to update your ORCID record. If you choose to authorise the auto-update functionality, you can revoke this permission at any time.

See this ORCID blog post and Knowledge base article for more information.

You can find additional information in this DataCite blog post and on the Crossref website.