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  • Blog | RedalycAuthors: Author webpages in Redalyc


    In this guest post by Arianna Becerril, published to coincide with the launch of the new Redalyc Search & Link wizard in the ORCID registry, you can find out all about RedalycAuthors, a home page for authors that allows them to identify their works published in journals indexed by Redalyc, create their own author page, display indicators, and integrate their information with their ORCID record. Arianna holds a PhD. in Computer Sciences, and is part of the founder team of the the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal ( where she currently holds the position of Director of Technology and Innovation.

  • Blog | Meet our Wikipedian-in-Residence, Andy Mabbett!


    Welcome to the first in a new series of blog posts where you can meet members of the ORCID community, find out what they do, why they support ORCID, what impact it's having on their community, and more. Today is Wikipedia's 15th anniversary and, to celebrate, we talked to Andy Mabbett, ORCID Ambassador and Wikipedian-in-Residence.

  • Blog | ORCID Down Under: Announcing our first Australian Outreach Meeting


    The program for our first Australian Outreach Meeting is close to final - read on to find out more!

  • Blog | Publishers to Start Requiring ORCID iDs


    In early December, The Royal Society announced that it would be requiring contributing authors to have an ORCID iD in order to publish in their journals from January 1, 2016. Now, they and several other publishers have signed an open letter committing to requiring ORCID iDs during 2016 - and are calling on others to follow suit.

  • Blog | The ORCID mantra for 2016: Sustain, Lead, and Mature


    In 2016 ORCID will be focusing on three key priority areas: sustainability, leadership, and organizational maturity.  This post describes staffing changes and the recasting of our Steering Groups to support these priorities.

  • Blog | 2015: The Year in Review


    For 2015 we had ambitious goals: continue to build our membership, double registry users to two million researchers, support adoption by streamlining implementation processes, and increase the international reach of ORCID.  How did we do?


  • Blog | The Middle East & Africa: Today and Tomorrow


    It has been an extremely exciting year in the Middle East & Africa region, with significant steps made toward using ORCID to help build the infrastructure needed for the growth of the knowledge economy. This post by Regional Director, Matthew Buys, looks back at what we have achieved and also what is to come...

  • Blog | Survey Says: Community Perceptions of ORCID, Part 2


    The full results of our recent survey of perceptions and understanding of ORCID in the scholarly community - including the anonymized data - are now available. Read on for some of the key findings!

  • Blog | The Importance of Opt-In


    ORCID’s commitment to the research community is what drives our technical development and policy decisions.  Following the successful introduction of an opt-in registration workflow, we are now phasing out support for our opt-out batch registration process. Find out more about why, and how we will be supporting organizations through the transition.

  • Blog | Research Funders and ORCID: New members, mandates, and platforms


    The funding community has taken huge strides in adopting ORCID.  This year, we welcomed seven new research funders as members; mandates were announced by the Wellcome Trust and NIHR (UK), FWF (Austria), and the Department of Transportation (US); and several funder platforms launched ORCID implementations. In common is a shared desire to reduce the  reporting burden on researchers by making information flow more easily between systems.