ORCID Ambassadors support outreach activities across the globe

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The response to our recently-launched ORCID Ambassadors program has been very positive. Thank you!  Our first group of twenty-five ORCID Ambassadors hail from thirteen countries and include researchers, faculty and university administration, librarians, funders, association and publishing professionals. The current cadre of Ambassadors is listed below.

ORCID Ambassadors are tasked with listening to and sharing information with the research and scholarly community, by leveraging their own networks and activities. In turn, ORCID provides resources and information to support their outreach efforts. Look for Ambassadors  at local, national, and international events such as the upcoming Japan Library Fair and Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance annual meeting. Others are actively reaching out to educate graduate students, postdocs, and faculty on their campuses through presentations and online tools. Ambassadors are sharing information in newsletters and email lists, social media, through flyers and one-on-one conversations. All are helping ORCID to have conversations locally, nationally, and internationally to encourage the broad adoption and integration of ORCID identifiers by universities, funding agencies, professional societies and publishers.

ORCID Ambassadors as of 12 August 2013

Asia and Pacific Rim

  • Keita Bando, Digital Repository Librarian for Scholarly Communication, MyOpenArchive, Japan
  • Paulo de Souza, Science Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • Senator Jeong, Principal Researcher, Korea National Institute of Health, Republic of Korea
  • Klaus Joehnk, Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • Pandurang Kolekar, Research fellow, University of Pune, India
  • Xian Jun Loh, Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
  • David Palmer, Associate University Librarian, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Prashant Kumar Pandey, Senior Researcher, National Center for Cell Science, India

Europe and Middle East

  • Penny Andrews, Graduate student, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Quentin Groom, Research Assistant, National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Belgium
  • John Howard, University Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Michael Ladisch, Assistant Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Rosemary Rodd, e-Humanities Specialist, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Maryam Zakerhamidi, Information Specialist, Sazeh Pardazi Consulting Eng. Co., Iran

North and South America

  • Subba Rao Chaganti, Postdoctoral Fellow, University Of Windsor, Canada
  • Angela Cochran, Director of Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers, USA
  • Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
  • Marc Greenberg, Professor and Chair, University of Kansas, USA
  • Merinda Hensley, Instructional Services Librarian, University of Illinois, USA
  • Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Antonio Neves, Professor, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
  • George Perry, Professor and dean, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Merle Rosenzweig, Senior Associate Librarian, University of Michigan, USA
  • Corey Smith, Doctoral student, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • William Joseph Thomas, Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communications, East Carolina University, USA