The data stored in the ORCID Registry consists of information that you, as a user, have provided or your authorized trusted individuals or organizations have added with your permission. Other than the identifier itself, we do not require information in an ORCID record to be publicly accessible. (Modified from ORCiD Trust)
When registering for an ORCID iD, only three items are required:
Your given name - this is included in your public ORCID record initially, but you may make it private at any time. ORCiD encourages, but does not require, inclusion of a family name. We recommend that you enter your name in the same form as your publications, a middle initial also helps. Add other forms of your name in the "Also Known As" section.
Your email address - this is hidden from others initially, but you may choose to share it with others including the public. We encourage, but do not require, you to validate your email, include additional email addresses, and choose a primary email for the purpose of receiving messages you choose. We recommend that you include your UC San Diego email address but use a personal, permanent email as your primary address.
A password - this is encrypted before being stored in our database through a “salted one-way hash”, a secure encryption method. To verify your a password when you sign in, we apply the same encryption process and compare it to what is stored in our database.
In addition to these required fields, an individual ORCID record may include the following information. We recommend that you make your profile robust to enhance discoverability and visibility: