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UofL Folio and Your Research Profiles

This guide includes information about how to use UofL Folio and related systems

Getting Started

Register for ORCID Sign In to ORCID

Note: For statistical purposes, we suggest using your UofL email (i.e. ending with and include "University of Louisville" in the Employment section to show your current affiliation when you register for an ORCID iD.

How to register for an ORCID iD from ORCID on Vimeo.

Steps to get your data from ORCID to Your UofL Research Profiles

  1. Register for an ORCID iD (A prerequisite for using ORCID
  2. Add works into ORCID (A prerequisite for getting your data from ORCID to UofL Folio or Fund Finder)
  3. Export works from ORCID in BibTeX format
  4. UofL Research Systems


  • Missed the training on 6/30/2021 about how to use ORCID? You can view the session recording.
  • If you already have your data in a BibTeX file, you may sign in to UofL Folio to import it. 

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your id with your professional information and share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

orcid input

Having an ORCID iD helps you:

  • Save your time in data entry
  • Import data into UofL Folio
  • Assert authorship over your work
  • Distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names
  • Protect your work from misattribution
  • Make your work more discoverable by others
  • Import from other systems such as CrossRef, DataCite, PublonsScopus (Some can auto-update your ORCID record if you permit trusted organizations that support ORCID to add/update your ORCID record for you)
  • Populate your SciENcv profile if you have an NCBI account
  • Send your publication data to your ORCID record from a publisher such as HeinOnline.

Types of data that can be imported from ORCID to UofL Folio:

  • Works (due to some technical issues, we recommend using the BibTeX import option for now instead of direct import from ORCID)
  • Funding (Don't need to do it yourself for UofL central administration will upload the data for you.)
  • Education
  • Employment (Don't need to do it yourself for UofL central administration will upload the data for you.)