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  • Blog | Help us Beta-test the new ORCID Public Authentication API


    Organizations are using a variety of approaches to integrate ORCID iDs into their systems and workflows. We love the variety, and have built our API to support evolving community needs. We have found some organizations are asking users to type in their iD, and are concerned about both data quality and lack of an authenticated link between the user and the identifier. We decided there had to be a better way, and embarked on an initiative to make available a Public API that supports authentication.

    We are at a stage in development of this new Public API where we are seeking developers interested in becoming Beta users. If you would like to get an early peek at this API in exchange for providing us with feedback, please fill out the Beta Tester request form to get started. While we provide documentation a user forum, and links to helpful tools to aid in your integration, we will not provide individualized support for this free feature. Beta testers will help us ensure that the feature is easy to use and the documentation is complete.

  • Blog | Ten things you need to know about ORCID right now


    Have you ever tried to search for an author, only to discover that he shares a name with 113 other researchers? Or realized that Google Scholar stopped tracking citations to your work after you took your spouse’s surname a few years back?

    If so, you’ve probably wished for ORCID.

    ORCID iDs are permanent identifiers for researchers. Community uptake has increased tenfold over the past year, and adoption by new institutions, funders, and journals is increasing on a daily basis. ORCID may prove to be one of the most important advances in scholarly communication in the past ten years.

    Here are ten things you need to know about ORCID and its importance to you.

    Adapted from the ImpactStory Blog, 10 April 2014

  • Blog | Identification of Early Career Researchers: How Universities and Funding Organizations are Using ORCID


    Funding agencies, universities, and research institutes all face challenges of reliably identifying their researchers and monitoring outcomes over time. All researchers—and especially early career researchers seeking to establish their careers—need to be reliably connected to their research outputs, without the confusion common, changeable names creates.  The use of the unique, persistent ORCID identifier can help support outcomes tracking and evaluation and has the potential to considerably reduce the substantial data cleaning, linking, and standardization challenges funding and research organizations face. A recent ORCID Webinar brought together presenters from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and Texas A&M University to share the challenges, benefits, and integration of ORCID within funder and university systems. 

  • Blog | ORCID user interface now available in Korean


    ORCID has a fundamental commitment to serving the international research and scholarly community. As part of that commitment, in 2014 we will be expanding the number of languages supported, and we are very excited to announce that the ORCID user interface is now available in Korean.

  • Blog | ORCID and CASRAI: Acknowledging Peer Review Activities


    A number of publishers and funders have been integrating ORCID identifiers into their review workflows.  They are now asking us how to post review activity information to ORCID records.  We are pleased to announce a community collaboration, managed by CASRAI, to answer that question.

  • Blog | Empowering Graduate Student Research: Linking ORCID Identifiers to Theses and Dissertations


    In the past few weeks, we've seen some exciting new integrations that link ORCID identifiers with graduate student thesis and dissertation information. These developments, coming from the British Library and Texas A&M University, help connect scholars with their important, early career publications. A master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is often a researcher's first publication, but it often lacks the visibility of more formally published materials. Integration of ORCID identifiers in the electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) process helps to raise the visibility of these important contributions and also can provide a verifiable link with the student's graduate institution.

  • Blog | Certification for our Privacy Policy

    TRUSTe online privacy certification

    Privacy is a fundamental concern for ORCID. One of our bedrock principles that guides our operations is, "Researchers will control the defined privacy settings of their own ORCID record data." We are pleased to announce that our site is now TRUSTe certified! We have received a TRUSTe Privacy Seal signifying that our privacy statement and practices have been reviewed  for compliance with the TRUSTe program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.


  • Blog | ORCID, Repositories, and Researchers!


    Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual meeting of SPARC in Kansas City. SPARC, the Scholar Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic research libraries working to promote open systems of scholarly communications.  The meeting was attended by about 200 U.S. and Canadian librarians who are dedicated to the collection, archiving, and dissemination of research through open access publishing and repositories. While I was connecting with librarians, Executive Director Laure Haak was staffing an ORCID booth at the American Physical Society meeting, helping faculty, researchers, and students register for an ORCID identifier. These events are among many in our outreach to connect with universities, publishers, and researchers and explain the value and benefit of registering, embedding, and using ORCID identifiers.

  • Blog | ORCID in the UK: Jisc/ARMA pilot project and HESA student records


    Last spring, a broad group of UK higher education sector bodies, funders and professional associations signed a joint statement expressing their support for the ORCID initiative. Now, HESA has integrated ORCID identifiers into its Student Record, and Jisc have announced a pilot project to develop best practices for a potential UK-wide adoption of ORCID in higher education.  

  • Blog | Link your ORCID record to your funding!


    It goes without saying that funding is essential for research. Perhaps less well-recognized is that funding awards are an important component of a researcher’s record of contributions.

    ORCID now provides researchers the tools to link their ORCID iD to their funding awards. Together with efforts by funding organizations to integrate ORCID identifiers into grants application and post-award reporting workflows, these tools will support the claiming of existing and new funded awards.

    Read on for more on how to link your iD with your funding, and for an overview of how funders are integrating ORCID identifiers.