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  • Blog | ORCID and ISNI Issue Joint Statement on Interoperation, April 2013


    ORCID and ISNI have issued a joint statement on the need for interoperation between the two organizations and about the first collaborative steps in defining system interoperability. The full statement is provided below.

    ORCID and ISNI Joint Statement on Interoperation

  • Blog | ORCID has been captured by orcs!


    After receiving a cease and desist order from the orc, we have been trying very hard to clarify how to pronounce ORCID. However, even with our best efforts, there is a contingent of the community that persists in saying “orc – eye-dee”.

  • Blog | ORCID welcomes Rebecca Bryant as our Director of Community


    ORCID is pleased to announce Rebecca Bryant, PhD, as our Director of Community. Starting on 1 April, Rebecca will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for managing our Outreach plan, which in addition to our bi-annual Outreach meetings includes a number of new initiatives including launching our Ambassador Program, managing our website localization efforts, and supporting regional programs and events at research meetings.  

  • Blog | ORCID How to: More on specifying ORCID iDs in document metadata


    I posted a blog late last year about how to specify ORCID iDs in the NLM DTD. NISO and Cadmus have published a best practice for tagging ORCID iDs in the blue DTD, the tag set used by many journals for the actual article file and to transmit information between systems.  This blog describes the Journal Publishing Tag Library NISO JATS Version 1.0 and the Cadmus Input Metadata DTD.

  • Blog | ORCID open source project now available!


    Today we announce the release of ORCID's open source code under an MIT-style license, and the engagement model for continuing technical collobaration and our open source community. In addition to transparency, releasing our code will improve interoperability and integration with external services, lead to more robust code because more individuals are auditing and testing it, and, with an extended developer community, enable faster code iteration and evolution. Also, engage with the ORCID community at our outreach meeting and codefest in May in Oxford, UK. See our events page for details.

  • Blog | How should an ORCID iD be displayed?


    The primary mission of ORCID is to create a permanent iD for researchers and scholars.  To be useful to the research community, ORCID iDs must be actionable and linked back to the ORCID Registry.  Whether on your website, in the metadata for research works, in the submission process for a conference, or any other venue where the iD can be expressed, we recommend that ORCID iDs be displayed as a URI, with hyphens between every 4th digit, as such:


    In the event that space is limited, the URI can be shortened to orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097.

    More information on display and usage guidelines, including downloadable iD icons, is available on our Website, at https://about.orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines

  • Blog | ORCID Outreach Meeting: Register Now and Hold the Date!


    ORCID will be hosting its biannual Outreach meeting on May 23, 2013, in Oxford UK.  In the morning, participants will learn about the status of the ORCID Registry, membership, and technical tools, and will have the opportunity to interact with staff and integrators.   We will join up with Dryad in the afternoon to present a symposium on research attribution.  We are also hosting a Code Fest with the theme Connections, for developers to meet with ORCID technical staff and work on mashups with the ORCID APIs.  

  • Blog | ORCID Tech Update: Default privacy settings


    In today's website release ORCID has implemented a highly-requested feature: the ability to set default privacy settings for newly imported pubications and other works. Today's post includes a short video about the feature. Also learn more about past releases, and what to expect in the near future.

  • Blog | ORCID How to: Linking Document IDs to your Works


  • Blog | NIH testing ORCID iDs in the ScienCV platform


    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a new ORCID subscriber. “I am really excited to hear that NIH will be joining Wellcome Trust in working to embed ORCID identifiers in grant application workflows, and we look forward to other funders signing up. ORCID promises to provide funders a means to better track research and understand the impact of our funding while reducing the burden for researchers of reporting the products of their research,' said Liz Allen, Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust.