ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create:
Why Register for ORCID ID?
How to Register or Link an Existing Account to Your NetID
When you publish an article that is indexed by Scopus, an author profile will be automatically generated for you. If you have published under different names, at different institutions, or in different disciplines, it is possible that you will have multiple profiles that all represent you. This can be problematic for generating accurate research impact indices and counts. To consolidate these profiles go to Scopus, conduct an Author Search for your name, and if there are multiple profiles that belong to you, select them and choose "Request to merge authors," which will begin the process to merge the profiles.
You can also connect your ORCID iD and Scopus profiles to reduce ambiguity in your public research identity.
Note: If you are new to Dalhousie and are trying to change your affiliation to Dal, you will have to wait until you publish a paper at Dalhousie before you can make it your home institution. This is a protective measure to ensure authors are actually affiliated with the institutions they are listing.