The ORCID Member API enables you to do everything the Public API can do and in addition:

  • Add information to an ORCID record, including:
    • works,
    • employments
    • education
    • peer reviews
    • bio information, such as alternate names and keywords
  • Update information that you previously added
  • Delete information that you previously added
  • Receive notifications when member records change
  • Read information marked as 'limited access' (with the users authorisation)

All requests to the Member API require OAuth authentication. You can obtain client credentials and prototype against the sandbox without joining ORCID as a member.

External documentation

There is a great introduction to using the Member API in the ORCID API documentation