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Technical Working Group
Launch working group

We work with the community through ORCID technical working groups (TWGs) to define and refine how the Registry works. This working group provides input on the design and features that will be included with the Registry at its launch in October 2012. It is made up of individuals who have been involved with pre-release versions of the ORCID Registry.

Expected Time Contribution

  • 1 hour/week during work hours (for meetings)
  • ~2-3 discretionary hours/week reviewing, revising and providing input on launch design and features.


  • Through October 2012

Current Members

  • Liz Allen - Wellcome Trust (UK)
  • Amy Brand - Harvard University (US)
  • Jackie Ewenstein - ORCID (US)
  • Martin Fenner - ORCID EU / ODIN (Germany)
  • Laure Haak - ORCID (US)
  • Laura Paglione - ORCID (US)
  • Ed Pentz - CrossRef
  • Howard Ratner - Nature Publishing Group (US)
  • Ellen Rotenberg - Thomson Reuters
  • Lisa Schiff - University of California (UCOP) (US)
  • Chris Shillum - Elsevier
  • Mike Taylor - Elsevier (UK)
  • Gudmundur Thorisson - ORCID EU / ODIN (Iceland)
Technical Input
  • Geoffrey Bilder - CrossRef
  • Roy Boverhof - Elsevier
  • David Caplan - 
  • Martin Fenner - ORCID EU / ODIN
  • Michael Habib - Elsevier
  • Chris Heid - Thomson Reuters
  • Mark Henry - Nature Publishing Group
  • Gillian Griffiths - Elsevier
  • Jacco Otten - Elsevier
  • Kei Kurakawa -
  • Laura Paglione - ORCID
  • Joel Plotkin - eJournal Press (US)
  • Arthur Smith - American Physical Society
  • Luigi Squillante - Nature Publishing Group
  • Mike Taylor - Elsevier
  • Gudmundur Thorisson - ORCID EU / ODIN

Getting Involved

This group is no longer accepting applications for new members. To keep working groups as productive as possible, we cap the size, and try to ensure that membership reflects the diverse ORCID community. 

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in other working groups, please review the list of current groups.