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  • News | Comments on the ORCID Launch?


    We thank you for your strong interest in ORCID. We logged over 1000 registrations in the first 24 hours after ORCID launched.  The ORCID site continues to receive a lot of traffic from user registrations and user requests for new features. Our focus for the launch was on registration for ORCID identifiers and on integrating with other services via the ORCID API. The launch has not been as smooth as we had anticipated, but we are working hard on fixing bugs and adding features.

  • News | ORCID Launches Registry


    ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is excited to announce the launch of its Registry (https://orcid.org), where researchers can distinguish themselves by creating a unique personal identifier. 

    “ORCID addresses a problem shared by individuals and organizations across the research community: reliably connecting research with researchers,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director of the non-profit ORCID organization.  “But ORCID is more than a Registry, it is a community effort to embed these identifiers in research workflows.” 

  • News | ORCID Announces its Launch Partners


  • News | ORCID Job Postings: Lead Developer and Technical Support Specialist


    If you like the excitement of a start-up and the public service orientation of a non-profit, come join us as we gear up for the launch of the ORCID registry. ORCID is looking for a lead developer with back-end and mid-tier expertise, hands-on experience with record matching and disambiguation, and demonstrated ability leading teams and communicating with users and third-party developers.

  • News | What does an ORCID Identifier look like?


    A number of organizations and individuals have been asking: what does an ORCID identifier look like?  The ORCID ID is a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729). ORCID IDs will be randomly assigned by the ORCID Registry and will be expressed as a URI. 

    An example ORCID identifier would have the following structure: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3843-3472

    Individuals will be able to register for an ORCID identifier at launch in October.

  • News | Registration for October 17 Outreach Meeting Now Open


    The next Outreach Meeting will take place October 17 in Berlin, Germany and we have just opened the registration page at http://about.orcid.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=6. Registration is free and you can register for in-person or virtual attendence via WebEx. We are still working on the program, but this will be a very special meeting as the ORCID Registry will launch in October.

  • News | ORCID Soliciting Launch Partners


  • News | ORCID Launch Plan Announced


    The ORCID Registry will go live in October, 2012.  At that time, individuals may register for a persistent ORCID ID and manage their ORCID record. In addition to the public Registry, included in the October release will be a public Application Programming Interface (API); and for members an authenticated API to create, edit, and view information stored in the ORCID Registry.  During the pre-launch phase we are working with institutions, publishers, manuscript tracking vendors, and funding bodies to ensure effective integration of ORCIDs into a variety of critical research workflows.

  • News | Become an ORCID member


    When the ORCID service is launched later this year, individuals may create, manage and share their ORCID record without a membership fee.  Please register for our newsletter  to receive updates on the launch schedule.

  • News | Two new articles about ORCID


    Nature News today has published an article about ORCID. Educause Review has published a paper written by Brian Wilson (Chair Technical Working Group) and Martin Fenner (Chair Outreach Working Group) in the May/June issue. Both articles are a status report of the ORCID initiative.