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  • Blog | Introducing Doug Wright: Director of Membership


    When I learned about the interesting role of Director of Membership, I knew that serendipity was at play again. In my career, I have been fortunate to feel like I was in the right place at the right time, and this opportunity is exactly that.  Joining the ORCID team at such a pivotal time for the organization is exciting and I am proud to be part of an innovative and essential group in the community.  

  • Blog | ORCID Welcomes Two New Directors


    ORCID is delighted to announce new members of our team (h):  Alice Meadows is joining ORCID as our Communications Director and Douglas Wright as Membership Director.  

  • Blog | ORCID Receives a $3 Million Grant to Build International Engagement Capacity


    ORCID has been awarded an 18-month, $3 million grant by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop the infrastructure and capacity to support international adoption and technical integration of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor) identifiers, through staff expansion, regional workshops and localized member technical support.

  • Blog | Balancing innovation and stability in the ORCID API


    I’m often asked how ORCID manages to continually update the Registry to add new features, but still support the many enterprise-level systems owned and operated by ORCID Member organizations that use our APIs. The bottom line answer is flexibility. But, of course, it a bit more involved than that. Read this post to learn more about our process.

  • Blog | Register now for our Barcelona conference!


  • Blog | ORCID member support: Improving on excellence


    At every conference we go to - every workshop, every presentation - we will invariably get a comment about our support team. It usually goes something like this: "Your support team is so responsive! They get back to me right away, and thoroughly address my question. I really feel that ORCID is listening to my concerns." As a community driven organization, it is crucial that we have an excellent support team.  Your feedback is important to us, to ensure we are on track. Thank you, to all who have taken the time to send us your feedback on the responsiveness, thoroughness, and competency of our member services team, and kudos to Catalina Wilmers and Liz Krznarich.   

    So, how do we make a good thing even better? Our latest innovation, the Member Support Center, at members.orcid.org.  Designed as a one-stop shop for ORCID implementation, the member support center combines our existing technical documentation with sector-specific workflow guides and planning and communication resources. In this post, I describe some of my favorite things about it.

  • Blog | Barcelona ORCID-CASRAI meeting in May: join us and submit a paper!


    ORCID hosts Outreach meetings twice a year.  This year we are mixing things up a little bit, and hosting a joint conference and codefest with CASRAI, one of our strategic partners. The meeting will be in Barcelona on May 18 and 19, kindly hosted by the University of Barcelona.  The conference theme is interoperability standards in research evaluation, with an emphasis on emerging practice in the humanities and social sciences.  We encourage practitioners, service providers and experts in the field to submit papers to share your work in this area, and in particular how you are using persistent identifiers, ontologies, and data exchange standards in evaluation practice.  If you are a coder interested in software interoperability, we invite you to register for the codefest

    For more information, see the call for papers on our conference site. The submission deadline is March 15. Proposed papers and posters will be reviewed by our distinguished programme committee, chaired by David Baker (Executive Director, CASRAI) and Prof. Marta Soler Gallart (Professor, University of Barcelona and ORCID Board member).

  • 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).