This document describes the terms of ORCID’s trusted party member license agreement, as approved by the ORCID Board on October 29, 2013 and revised January 01, 2020.
ORCID is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and our sustainability is reliant on operating within the scope of our business model and standard membership agreements. We can only consider limited changes in instances where it is legally impossible for a potential member to sign the agreement. Our fees are based on the assumption that we will not have to incur legal fees or significant staff time in negotiating individual agreements. We simply do not have the capacity or budget to do so without raising ORCID’s prices significantly.