Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the ORCID Adoption and Integration Program provides external funding for universities and science and social science professional associations to integrate ORCID identifiers, supports the collaborative elicitation and documentation of use cases and open source code, and establishes a collaborative venue for disseminating best practices.

After a competitive solicitation, the following nine projects were awarded grants:

  • Boston University, to directly integrate ORCID into the upcoming release of Profiles, available to 30+ institutions using this researcher profile platform; expand adoption beyond faculty to postdocs, graduate students and undergrads; and establish a Wiki to support ORCID resource sharing.  
  • Cornell University, for integration into the VIVO open source researcher profiling system, first at Cornell and then in VIVO source code available to other VIVO users
  • University of Notre Dame, for integration of ORCID identifiers into the UND Institutional Repository (IR) and creation of a Hydra ORCID Integrator Plug-in that can be re-used by any Project Hydra institution implementing the Hydra stack/Fedora Commons open source IR tool. 
  • Purdue University, for integration of ORCID identifiers into HUBzero open source platform for supporting research collaboration, including research data life cycle management, open educational resources, and data archival and citation support. The integration will be piloted on three different HUBzero instances: nanoHUB, the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), and HABRI Central and integration source code will be available to the other 50+ institutions using HUBzero. 
  • Reactome, for integration of ORCID identifiers into an international biological pathways knowledge base data center.
  • Society for Neuroscience, for integration of ORCID identifiers into its Association Management System (AMS) (Personify) to support management of information about its 42,000 members. 
  • Texas A&M University, for integrating ORCID identifiers into the open source Vireo electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) workflow, the university's digital repository, and the internally-used VIVO profile system.  TAMU will develop outreach materials for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and will disseminate project outcomes to the ETD and repository communities. 
  • University of Colorado, for integration of ORCID identifiers into their Faculty information System (FIS) to support access and reporting at CUBoulder and CU-Colorado Springs; support the FIS publication data ingest process using Symplectic Elements and other sources; and share ORCID iDs through SPARQL endpoint with the American Psychological Association
  • University of Missouri, for integration of ORCID identifiers into the DSpace open source institutional repository application (in collaboration with @mire) and the UM MOSpace institutional repository, and for development and testing of graduate student outreach materials. 

Grantees are beginning their ORCID integration projects in Fall 2013 and will share a demo of their prototype integration at the Spring 2014 ORCID Outreach Meeting to be held in Chicago on May 21-22 (open and free to the public—more details coming Spring 2014). Partnering institutions will: 

  • Complete their integrations by August 2014
  • Share integration source code and lessons learned with the ORCID community through our GitHub open source repository.
  • Serve as reference sites for organizations planning similar integrations.

To support these projects, ORCID is committed to providing a supportive development environment for Adoption and Integration program participants. In addition to direct grant funds, ORCID is providing: 

  • In-person support to elicit use cases
  • Priority technical and development support to ensure the ORCID system supports integration use cases
  • Opportunities for program participants to directly collaborate through regular interactions with each other and the ORCID team.

ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by providing a registry of persistent unique identifiers for individual researchers and, through embedding in key workflows, links between ORCID, other ID schemes, and research works. Adoption of ORCID by the research community enhances discovery and reporting processes by supporting systems interoperability.

For more information about the A&I Program, please contact community@orcid.org