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  • Blog | Supporting Evaluation with Unique and Persistent Identifiers for Researchers


    I recently returned from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where I participated in a panel discussion on Evaluating the Global Impact of Research Investments. This was a great opportunity to share with other members of the research community the importance of persistent identifiers in creating an effective evaluation infrastructure. Slides from the event are available on Slideshare

  • Blog | Get Involved with the ORCID Community!


    As a community-driven organization, we encourage input and involvement from the scholarly communications community. Through your participation, we can better prioritize, plan, and implement features and tools to support your needs. There are many opportunities to get involved with ORCID: mailing lists, ambassador activities, technical discussions and code contributions, steering and working groups, bi-annual outreach meetings, and by becoming a member.  We look forward to working with you!

  • Blog | Resources to support integration and outreach


    To better share information and support the integration of ORCID identifiers, we have enhanced our online resources, created new user communities, and posted handouts in multiple languages for our user communities. All available on our Website at orcid.org.

  • Blog | ORCID Community Partners


    ORCID is a community-driven organization.  We benefit greatly from our steering and working groups, which guide and support the evolution and ongoing development of the ORCID system. In addition, ORCID participates in and supports the broader community effort to promote data quality and interoperability in the collection, management, exchange and aggregation of research information. Toward this mission, ORCID is partnering with the following organizations: CASRAI, DataCite, euroCRIS, Force11, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, ISNI, and Research Data Alliance.

  • Blog | Managing Duplicate ORCID iDs


    A question we get often is, what happens when/if a second ORCID iD is created for the same person?  As a matter of policy, ORCID does not absolutely prevent multiple iDs/records from being intentionally created and maintained by an individual, though we have put into place a number of policies and practices to prevent duplicates from being created unintentionally, or to merge records when they do.

  • Blog | ORCID: 2013 Year in Review


    In 2013, ORCID moved from a demonstrator to a stable system used by close to half a million researchers.  During the year, a number of integrations were launched that supported the visibility and adoption of ORCID identifiers by the community, including association with external identifiers including ResearcherID and Scopus; embedding in many manuscript submission systems, discussions about national adoption, the collection of ORCID iDs by research funders, the creation of ORCID records by universities, embedding in data and publication repositories, and collection and display of ORCID identifiers by external systems.   ORCID closed the year with over 460,000 registrants and 111 organizational members.  We have users in every country and territory, and members on every continent.  Read on for highlights from the year.

  • Blog | I registered for my ORCID iD. . . now what?


    It takes about 30 seconds to register for your ORCID iD. Then what? Take a few minutes to add information that is important to distinguish you and improve the functionality of the ORCID search and link wizards, namely any of your name variations, multiple email addresses, and organizational affiliations. Then, take a few more minutes and use our wizards to import information on your existing works and link to other identifiers. Finally, to make the most of your ORCID iD, use it! Read on to learn more about managing your ORCID record. 

  • Blog | Organizational affiliations now part of ORCID record


    Researchers and contributors may now link education and employment affiliations to their ORCID Records. The addition of affiliations allows researchers to further distinguish themselves from those with similar names, and enables greater information sharing with the resources they use that connect to their ORCID Record information.

    With this release, researchers may manually add this information from the My ORCID Record page (sign in required). Several ORCID Member research institutions and other organizations also are creating links to import affiliations into researcher's Records. Look for these tools in the coming months. For more information about how to use this new functionality, see our knowledge base article: Add Education & Employment: Website User

  • Blog | We’re Listening! Changes in Member Agreements and New Authentication-Only API


    As part of ORCID’s one-year anniversary, we have reviewed our member agreements to incorporate feedback received from the community.  We are pleased to report a number of changes we hope will encourage responsible use of ORCID identifiers and streamline the membership and integration process, including an Authentication-only API that does not require membership.  Read the post and see our updated Membership and Subscriptions webpage for more details. 

  • Blog | Universities Now Creating ORCID iDs for their Researchers and Scholars


    Universities and research institutes have started to integrate ORCID identifiers into their systems and workflows.  In September, more than 2000 ORCID iDs were created by member institutions using the ORCID API. In the U.S., Boston University has created ORCID iDs for the faculty in its medical center and the University of Michigan has conducted an initial test of the process, and a number of universities are creating integration prototypes through the Adoption and Integration program. In Europe, Chalmers University of Technology has piloted the creation of ORCID iDs for its faculty, researchers, and graduate students, and several universities in Spain and the UK are starting to integrate ORCID identifiers. The University of Hong Kong is creating ORCID iDs for its faculty this fall. Read on for more information on university experiences with ORCID.