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  • Blog | ORCID plans to launch affiliation module using ISNI and Ringgold Organization Identifiers


    ORCID will be launching its affiliation module this fall using ISNI unique organizational identifiers, to support the accurate and persistent identification of researcher institutional affiliations. ISNI and Ringgold are currently collaborating to crosswalk Ringgold organizational identifiers with ISNI identifiers. ORCID plans to work through Ringgold to obtain organizational identifiers for public use in the ORCID registry, including the Ringgold Institutional Identifier, the ISNI number, Institution Name, location data, URL and alternative name. This important development will enable data mapping between different organizations and also the data systems within those organizations.

  • Blog | ORCID announces new Registry features: Log into your account today!


    A little known fact about the ORCID Registry is how often we update funtionality, sometimes as frequently as weekly! You will be delighted with what has changed.  We encourage you to log into your ORCID record, update your account, and connect your activities, with new features that support linkage with multiple email addresses, enhanced privacy management, and more search and link wizards.  

  • Blog | Connecting research datasets and researchers: ORCID use cases and integrations


    Datasets are an important output and resource for researchers of all disciplines.  For the community to effectively access and re-use datasets, an understanding of data storage and attribution is fundamental. From that understanding flows the development and use of standard data exchange protocols. How are ORCID identifers being embedded into data respository workflows? In addition to a number of recent integrations by figshare, ANDS, and ODIN, Dryad is starting work to pilot use of ORCID identifiers in DSpace, discussed at the recent OAI8 DSpace User Meeting hosted by @mire.

  • Blog | ORCID awarded grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support university and professional society integration of persistent identifiers


    ORCID announces a new project aimed at encouraging the adoption and integration of persistent researcher identifiers by research universities and scientific and social science professional associations.  Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this project will provide external funding and personalized outreach and technical support to participating organizations. The goal of this program is to catalyze broader community adoption by standardizing and streamlining the ORCID identifier integration process, collecting and documenting use cases, developing open source code samples, and providing case studies of working integrations.  The program will disseminate use cases and integration best practices through an Outreach meeting and CodeFest, to be held in Chicago in May 2014.  Up to 10 grants of $15,000-$20,000 each are available. More information on the program and the RFP are available at https://orcid.org/content/rfp-2013-06-orcid-id-adoption-and-integration-program. Proposals are due by August 31, 2013.

  • 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