ORCID outreach activities are supported by a diverse cadre of energetic institutional and individual Ambassadors who encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers locally and globally. ORCID Ambassadors hail from over twenty countries and include organizations, researchers, faculty and university administration, librarians, funders, and association and publishing professionals.

ORCID Ambassadors actively listen to the research and scholarly community.  ORCID provides resources and information to support their outreach efforts, such as

  • Organizing and leading ORCID presentations at conferences and at their own institutions
  • Creating buzz by posting ORCID information on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media sites
  • Posting flyers and sharing information on listservs
  • Displaying their ORCID iDs in their email signature, CV, and Web site
  • Educating friends and colleagues about ORCID through informal conversations
  • Providing ORCID and other Ambassadors with community feedback
  • Encouraging their organization or nation to become a member and embed ORCID identifiers in research workflows
  • Sharing information about their institution’s ORCID integration with the community

Institutional Ambassadors

Individual Ambassadors

Asia and Pacific Rim

  • Hazman Aziz, eProduct Manager, Swets Information Services, Singapore
  • Keita Bando, Digital Repository Librarian for Scholarly Communication, MyOpenArchive, Japan
  • Richard de Grijs, Professor, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, PRC
  • Klaus Joehnk, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
  • Pandurang Kolekar, Research fellow, University of Pune, India
  • Xian Jun Loh, Scientist, Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • David Palmer, Associate University Librarian, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Natasha Simons, Senior Data Management Specialist, Australian National Data Service, Australia
  • Rosielyn Tan, Campus Research Coordinator, University of Cebu-METC, Philippines
  • Senator Jeong, Principal Researcher, Korea National Institute of Health - KNIH, South Korea
  • Amberyn Thomas, Manager, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Khasiah Zakaria, Librarian, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • Mohamed Baessa, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Saudi Arabia
  • Jane Burpee, Associate Librarian, University of Guelph, UK
  • Gaelle Evrard, Founder and Research Support Manager - Editing and Publishing, eScienta, UK
  • Consol Garcia Gómez, Director of Research Services, Baix Llobregat Campus Library, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Spain 
  • Christian Gutknecht, Repository Manager, Universitat Bern, Switzerland
  • Matt Holland, Librarian, NWAS Library Information Service, UK
  • John Howard, University Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Iryna Kuchma, EIFL, Ukraine
  • Michael Ladisch, Assistant Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian in Residence, Wikipedia, UK
  • Ludmila Penicina, Systems Analyst, Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Latvia
  • Philip Purnell, Director Research Services, KnowledgeE, Dubai, Middle East
  • Rosemary Rodd, e-Humanities Specialist, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mohammed Saeed, Director of Research, Al Khawarizmi International College, UAE
  • Olumfemi Saibu, Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Ina Smith, SciELO Planning Manager, Academy of Science - South Africa, South Africa
  • Hannelore Vanhaverbeke, Institutional Repository Manager, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Susan Veldsman, Academy of Science of South Africa

North and South America

  • Trisha Adamus, Data, Network, & Translational Research Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Liz Allen, VP of Marketing and Communications, ScienceOpen / Ivitas Ventures, USA
  • Arianna Becerril-García, Redalyc, Mexico
  • Lori Brown, Publications Administrator, Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, USA 
  • Angela Cochran, Director of Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers, USA
  • Walter H. Curioso Vílchez, Director, Evaluation and Knowledge Management at National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CONCYTEC) and President of the Council of Ministers of Peru, Peru
  • Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
  • August Evrard, Professor & Assoc. Director for Academic Community Engagement, Office of the VP for Research, University of Michigan, USA
  • Yoilán Fimia-León, Professor, Centro de Documentación e Información Científico-Técnica (CDICT), Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas, Cuba
  • Donna Gibson, Director of Library Services, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Marc Greenberg, Professor and Chair, University of Kansas, USA
  • Darrell Gunter, President & CEO, Gunter Media Group, USA
  • Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Jane Holmquist, Astrophysics, Mathematics & Physics Librarian, Princeton University, USA
  • Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Stefan Kramer, Research Data Librarian, American University, USA
  • Kim Mears, Nursing Information Librarian, Georgia Regents University, USA
  • Antonio Neves, Professor, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
  • Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHOR, Inc.
  • Merle Rosenzweig, Senior Associate Librarian, University of Michigan, USA
  • Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations, Cactus Communications - Editage / Kolabtree, USA
  • Ilya Maria Soto Espitia, Profesora en la Licenciatura Negocios Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México 
  • Adrian Stanley, Vice President, Publisher Business Development, Digital Science, USA
  • Gail Steinhart, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Cornell University, USA
  • Leila Sterman, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Montana State University, USA
  • William Joseph Thomas, Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communications, East Carolina University, USA
  • Ann Viera, Associate Professor and Veterinary Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Zheng (John) Wang, Associate University Librarian, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Barbara Wetzel, Information Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

At this time, we are recruiting new ORCID Ambassadors by invitation only. Questions can be directed to community@orcid.org