Updating your researchers’ data within your system, to reflect changes in their ORCID record helps reduce the reporting burden for your researchers and improves data quality.
Webhooks change notifications are an ORCID premium member feature that enable applications to be informed when data within an ORCID record changes. This feature allows premium members to stay up-to-date with new or updated information, or even trigger events in their own systems based on an activity.
We strongly recommend that basic members also keep their system in sync too. This is possible by reading the ORCID records that you would like to track for the last updated date. If you store this date within your own system against the relevant ORCID iD then you can easily know if an ORCID record has been updated. If the date has changed then a simple call to read the entire record can be completed.
See our Synchronising with ORCID integration guide for more details