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  • Blog | Happy birthday to us! Public data for you!


    Today ORCID turns 2. We have grown so much over the last two years and are close to 1,000,000 active ORCID iDs. Our membership base, site, resources, and API features have grown and developed far beyond our initial expectations, largely thanks to the encouragement and support from the community. Thank you!

    With this anniversary, we also announce the release of our second annual public data file. This file contains a snapshot of all public data in the ORCID Registry associated with an ORCID record that was created or claimed by an individual. We publish this file once per year under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication. This means that, to the extent possible under law, ORCID has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the Public Data File.

  • Blog | ORCID Competition for Best Tweet and Best Quote


    Next week, ORCID will reach two big milestones: our 1 millionth registrant and our 2-year anniversary. 

    Help us celebrate by entering our "Best Tweet and Best Quote" competition.   What is your view of ORCID, your vision, your experience?  Why should your colleagues, your organization,  your association, your funder, your favorite application, use ORCID?  What is the best implementation of ORCID you have seen?

    The winners will receive a coffee cup customized with their very own ORCID iD!  To enter the competition, send your tweet or quote with your name, affiliation, and ORCID iD, to [email protected], no later than Friday, October 10, 2014.  All submissions CC-BY.

  • Blog | ORCID in Andalucia! CBUA joins ORCID as consortium member


    CBUA: Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Andalucía (Consortium of Andalusian University Libraries) is ORCID’s newest consortium member.  The CBUA ORCID initiative is led by the University of Sevilla, and aims to provide facilities to register researchers at the nine participating universities and to integrate ORCID identifiers into institutional repositories and institutional and regional research information systems (CRIS).  The CBUA have launched a Webpage that provides information on the initiative in Spanish.

  • Blog | Last chance to comment on Peer Review citation data standard


  • Blog | Registration now open for Tokyo Outreach Meeting


    The program will highlight how research organizations and universities, publishers, and professional societies in Asia are adopting ORCID, sharing lessons learned from implementations as well as plans for the future. The event is free and everyone who performs or supports research is invited to attend:  researchers, funders, professional association leaders, publishers, research policy-makers, repository managers, facilities managers, librarians, institutional leaders, research directors, and vendors. 

  • Blog | Denmark adopts ORCID! A Consortium approach to ORCID implementation.


    Denmark’s universities and research institutions all have their own CRIS (current research information system) with extensive information on their researchers and research output. Information on publications are harvested on a national basis to create a national research dissemination and promotion site. This also supports the calculation of the national bibliographic indicator, one of the comparative measures used by the government to determine the funding of universities.

  • Blog | Join us for webinar on ORCID adoption by research funding organizations


    Join us for free webinar on ORCID adoption by research funding organizations. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ORCID</a>&nbsp;is partnering with&nbsp;the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Health Research Alliance</a>, a consortium of&nbsp;biomedical research foundations, to host&nbsp;a free <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">webinar</a> on how funders are using ORCID identifiers in their workflows and systems. &nbsp;Join us to learn&nbsp;why&nbsp;funders at public and private funding organizations in the U.S. and Europe&nbsp;are integrating ORCID identifiers into common CV platforms, mandating use during&nbsp;grant submission, and leveraging identifiers to improve tracking and evaluation.&nbsp;

  • Blog | Register now for the ODIN project final event!


  • Blog | ORCID at the American Chemical Society Meeting


    ORCID attended the 248th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco in August.  ACS is both an ORCID sponsor and member organization, and it now requests ORCID identifiers during journal manuscript submission. We met with a number of the nearly 15,000 scientists and students who participated in this event at our exhibitor booth.

  • Blog | A recipe for trust


    As ORCID interoperates with more partners and data systems, it becomes more clear that trust works both ways: it must be mutual. Without trust in the provenance, persistence, and uniqueness of digital identifiers, the services and tools that the world of research increasingly relies on cannot operate.