Items (works, employment, funding, peer review etc) can be added to an ORCID record using the ORCID member API. To do this, you must first obtain permission from the researcher using OAuth and format the item metadata using the ORCID message schema.
Once you have formatted the data and collected the ORCID iD and access token, you make an API request using HTTP POST, specifying the relevant endpoint.
Method: POST Content-type: application/vnd.orcid+xml or application/vnd.orcid+json Authorization type and Access token: Bearer [stored access token]data: link to file or text of single employment item to add URL: https://api.sandbox.orcid.org/v3.0/[ORCID iD]/employment
The call below adds a new employment affiliation to a record on the sandbox testing server:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <employment:employment [...]> [...] </employment:employment>
The API will return a 201 message to indicate that the item posted correctly, along with the item put code. Your client will be listed as the source of the item.