Not at all. However, there are an increasing number of funders and publishers who do. So, set yourself up for success and get in ORCID iD now.
Yes. This information can be downloaded in or entered manually. You can also search with non-Latin characters. These are supported by Unicode encoding.
Yes. You are able to designate someone to manage your account. They will have rights to update your scholarship, service, and funding. They will never be able to deactivate your account. Click on "Account Settings" at the top of the page and look for the "Trusted Individuals" section.
No. The ORCID platform is inclusive to different cultures, languages, and identities. You just need to update your profile to include any changes to your name or names. ORCID will still include works under your previous name(s) and will continue to include new works published under your different name.
The Libraries are in the process of getting this integration up and running. Once this service is available, the instructions to connect your ORCiD account to Faculty Success can be found on the Watermark website.
Yes, directions are available on these guides; a short guide from the University of Texas and a longer, more in-depth one from Princeton University Libraries. Look for a more in-depth guide from Ohio University Libraries this summer.