ORCID shares a Public Data File at least annually on the anniversary of our initial launch in October 2012. Sharing the annual public data file is one of our key principles. We release the file to ensure that all stakeholders, including organizations that are not members of ORCID, have broad access to what we hope becomes a vital part of the scholarly communication infrastructure.
ORCID is releasing the Public Data File under a CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication developed by Creative Commons. Accordingly, ORCID will not impose restrictions or conditions (including those contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Membership Agreement) on use of the Public Data File, but has posted recommended community norms for use.
See our integration guide on Working with bulk data for more information