ORCID Consortium - Joining and Support

Joining the ORCID Consortium

Membership of the South African ORCID consortium is open to South African universities, research councils, and other non-profits working in support of research and education. Eligible organisations can join the South African ORCID consortium by completing and returning an application for membership. Information on pricing is available.


As the consortium operator, TENET provides first-tier support for members making use of ORCID integrations. Member institutions looking for ORCID support should contact TENET's service operations centre. Calls placed to the SOC will be redirected to appropriate staff within TENET.

TENET is in the process of appointing new support staff who will undergo training with ORCID. In the meantime, we already have some experience working with the ORCID API and of integrations in general.

Consortium Lead

The consortium lead is the Director: Trust & Identity.