The ORCID Public API enables you to do the following things:

  • Sign in with ORCID / Get a user's ORCID identifier (these two functions follow the same process)
  • Retrieve public data from a user's ORCID record
  • Search public ORCID registry data

Using the Public API requires a set of credentials consisting of a Client ID and a Client Secret. You can configure credentials for the Public API from your personal ORCID account.

External documentation

There is a great introduction to using the Public API on the ORCID API documentation site

Live example - Fetch activities using API v2.0

Live example - Fetch works using API v1.2