Any non-profit organization in the US can become a member of the ORCID US Community, administered by Lyrasis, which provides premium ORCID consortium membership benefits to participating organizations. Premium membership is the highest level of ORCID membership. To learn more about how your organization could benefit from ORCID US Community membership, or to request membership paperwork and become a member, contact

ORCID US Membership Fees

On January 1, 2024, ORCID introduced the tiered fee structure for ORCID US Community members, based on ORCID’s fee principles . Pricing details are outlined below. The membership fee is pro-rated for new members joining mid-year. All members receive an annual renewal notice to confirm continued participation from year to year.

2024 ORCID US Community membership fee breakdown: (Tiers are based on the total annual operating budget of the member organization. Fees listed below may be subject to a ~3% increase from year to year.)

Small Tier (annual budget <$10M) = $3,650 / year

  • $1,650 - ORCID membership fee
  • $2,000 - Lyrasis administrative and support fee

Standard Tier (annual budget between $10M - $1B) = $5,295 / year

  • $3,295 - ORCID membership fee
  • $2,000 - Lyrasis administrative and support fee

Large Tier (annual budget >$1B) = $6,430 / year

  • $4,430 - ORCID membership fee
  • $2,000 - Lyrasis administrative and support fee

ORCID US Membership Benefits

Organizations participating as members of the ORCID US Community receive the following benefits:

  • Access to 5 Premium ORCID Member API keys for connecting multiple enterprise systems with the ORCID registry. Integration of local systems with the ORCID API allows institutions to:
    • Authenticate, connect, read, and update associated researchers’ ORCID iD records
    • Assert ownership of organization name(s) for consistent, trusted, and valid affiliations with researchers
    • Maintain connections with researchers across time, disciplines, and borders
    • Ease administrative burden with faster, interoperable, and automated information sharing between local systems and researchers’ ORCID records
  • Access to the ORCID Member Portal, which provides access to:
    • Member Reporting: On-demand, real-time reporting and statistics related to local adoption of ORCID and usage of institutional ORCID API integrations
    • Affiliation Manager: Graphical user interface (GUI) that allows institutions to add affiliations to their researchers’ ORCID records manually or via CSV upload
  • Monthly ORCID Member Newsletter
  • Access to dedicated tier 1 technical and community support, consultation, and training
  • Access to ORCID registry search services to help identify current ORCID holders at your institution (for planning and assessment purposes)
  • Participation in the annual ORCID US Community Awards
  • Access to the ORCID US Community Members-Only Discussion Forum, and participation in a growing national and international community developing best practices, knowledge, and skills in research and scholarly communication workflows
  • Specialized ORCID webinars specifically for researchers affiliated with your organization (must have at least 20 attendees)

See our Value of ORCID one-pager for more information, and contact with any questions.

Member Responsibilities

To get the most value from ORCID, members should integrate the ORCID member API into local systems and/or use the ORCID Affiliation Manager to write information to researchers' ORCID records, using the 5 API keys that are included in the ORCID US member benefits. To learn more about how to get started, visit our ORCID US Planning Guide.