The Hub is used by third parties to ask permission from ORCID record holders to read from and write to their ORCID records and, if permission is granted, to do this.
The Hub is a software application with a simple user interface that allows member organisations to request permission from researchers to read from/write to their ORCID records. If the researcher grants this permission, the organisation can enter authenticated information into their ORCID record.
Authentic information in ORCID records can be used to inform reports on activities, or provide information for funding applications and journal submission systems. Having the organisations that researchers interact with pulling information from, and putting it to, their ORCID records saves time by their not having to repeat the same information over and over in different forms, applications, and online submission systems.