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  • Blog | Jump-starting ORCID Adoption and Integration in the University Community


    It can be tough to be an early adopter.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation generously funded a suite of ORCID integration projects to drive the uptake of ORCID iDs in universities, associations, and scholarly systems. The nine projects launched in 2013 and completed a year later, producing ORCID iD implementation use cases, promoting iD use amongst researchers, and sharing lessons, code and experiences with the wider ORCID community. The projects delivered their final reports in Fall 2014, and we are pleased to release our summary final report. Josh Greenberg, Director of the Scholarly Communication Program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation praised the work of the projects:“ORCID is smart, it’s innovative, and it’s taking on a difficult problem faced by the scientific community.  The success of the A&I program was due, more than anything, to the efforts of the ORCID team and the ORCID community and to hard work and long hours put in by people committed to seeing ORCID succeed.  Watching what can happen when a community starts to come together is inspiring.  It’s been a pleasure to be a part of it.” Find out more!

  • Blog | Why Assessment Needs Persistent Identifiers Like ORCID


    In this month's guest blog post, Todd Carpenter of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) writes about the use of persistent identifiers, such as ORCID, in gathering data and testing metrics for assessing research impact.

  • Blog | New webinar: The metadata round trip


    We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next ORCID webinar: The Metadata Round Trip on Friday January 23 at 0800 (PST), 1100 (EST), 1600 (GMT), 1700 (CET).

  • Blog | ORCID Partners with Hypothes.is and NIF on Helmsley Trust-Supported Open Annotation Project


  • Blog | 2014 Year in Review


    In 2014 our goals were to increase the adoption and integration of ORCID in the university community, expand our international reach, and complete the first phase of the ORCID Registry feature set.  How did we do?

  • Blog | New Feature Friday: New ORCID record interface


    ​Today we conclude our 2014 new functionality Friday series where we have been focusing on highly-requested items from our iDeas Forum. Thanks again for providing so many great ideas! This post includes our seventh, and biggest end-of-the-year goody: New ORCID Record Interface.  Our most recent site update is based on feedback and input from no fewer than 18 distinct iDeas submitted to the ORCID forum, countless conversations with users and ORCID member organizations, and our own observations in using the site. In short, ORCID records now look and behave better, but of course the real story is a bit more involved. Here I take a moment to introduce some of our favorite features of the new interface.  Sign-in and take a look for yourself!

  • Blog | Fuelling your CRIS - ORCID iDs as a tool for research intelligence


    There is a growing international network of sophisticated research management systems, and it is beginning to change the way that research information is exchanged, analysed and understood. Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) are increasingly used by research organisations as the nexus of this information. Persistent Identifiers, such as ORCID iDs for researchers, are a crucial component in this endeavour, as they enable the disambiguation of people across systems, and the maintenance of reliable connections between people and their achievements. In this guest post, Ed Simons, the president of euroCRIS shares his vision of an interoperable future for CRIS and ORCID, and invites you to join him in a special ORCID-hosted webinar with leading CRIS experts to learn more about their vision of an interoperable future. UPDATED with links to the webinar recording and to the slides of each of our presenters

  • Blog | Round the World in 25 days: Different Countries, Shared Problems


    The latest ORCID road-trip involved visits to eight countries, six languages, ten airports, and fourteen plane tickets. Through it all, an infrastructure of shared terms and similar processes for checking in, airport security and customs, boarding, getting luggage enabled a seamless journey. In an analagous way, ORCID is a part of the plumbing for scholarly communications.  Regardless of your institution or language, ORCID enables shared terms and processes for collecting your name in manuscripts, grants, datasets, education, and employment, ensuring your research and scholarly contributions are attributable and discoverable.

    During the course of my travels, I was struck by how similar the conversations were across nations, sectors, and disciplines.  The idea that integration of ORCID improves visibility of individual researchers; supports discovery and exposure of local scholarly works to an international community; respects local scholarly culture and contexts; and enables improved research reporting.  And, the shared understanding that, for the benefits of ORCID to be realized, the research community needs to work together. 


  • Blog | New Functionality Fridays: Enhanced Public API


    Today we continue our new functionality Friday series where we focus on highly-requested items from our iDeas Forum. Thanks again for providing so many great ideas! This post includes information on the release of our sixth end-of-the-year goody: Enhanced Public API.

    As part of our open source commitment, ORCID has provided a free public API (Application Programming Interface) since our launch in 2012. With our new enhanced public API, it is now possible for any system (including those from organizations that are not ORCID members) to not only include your ORCID iD, but to make this addition in an authenticated way. This means that you won't have to remember your ORCID iD to share it with another system, nor will you have to worry about typos or missed numbers, ensuring data quality. This reliable inclusion of your ORCID iD allows your name, your iD, and your data to travel as a package. In short, it assures trust in the data. In addition, systems can even use this API enhancement to enable you to sign in to their systems using your ORCID credentials.

  • Blog | iAuthor与ORCID: 中国科学院文献情报中心支持中国研究人员获得国际识别号