Dash, the data publishing platform, is integrated with ORCiD, an author disambiguation service in a couple of different ways: you can login to Dash with ORCiD, and you (and co-authors) can display your ORCiD on dataset landing pages.
But, let’s take a step back.
What is an ORCiD? It is a unique identifier for you as a researcher. Increasingly funders, publishers, and institutions are requiring ORCiD iDs as a way to identify researchers and track research output. If you’re submitting articles (to journals), or other research output like data and code, take a minute to get yourself an ORCiD and connect all of your research output!
What is the benefit?
ORCiD is an identifier you can use for article and data publishing workflows, and it is also a public profile of your research work. It is a great way to display and track all of your research work.
How does this all relate to Dash?
As mentioned above Dash is integrated with ORCiD for login and credit purposes. But, for ORCiD to properly display datasets submitted to Dash, it is necessary that you get a DataCite profile.
A quick step to ensure your data publications automatically appear on your ORCiD profile
DataCite mints the Dash DOI (which can be used for access and citation of your dataset) and following this simple DataCite guide you can grant permissions for DataCite to send your dataset DOI information back to ORCiD. After you have adjusted your permissions to allow for this, anywhere that you submit (other data repositories) that utilize DataCite will begin displaying on your ORCiD profile just like an article.