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ORCID Pi Day!In March 2017 we will see our 3,141,593rd ORCID registrant and we’re planning to celebrate with our very own ORCID Pi Day!

We’ve come a long way since our launch in October 2012. As well as over three million registrants, we now have well over 650 organizational members, who have launched 300 or so integrations – with another 200 in the pipeline. We are lucky to be supported by an active and engaged Board, as well as a team of around 60 ORCID ambassadors around the world, and members of our community working groups.

We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the 25 members who have been with us since our launch – each will be receiving Pi Day cookies to help us celebrate this milestone:

  • American Physical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Aries Systems
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Boston University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • CERN
  • Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
  • Copernicus
  • Cornell University
  • CrossRef
  • Elsevier
  • Faculty of 1000
  • Figshare
  • Harvard University
  • Hindawi
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature)
  • New York University Langone School of Medicine
  • Springer (now Springer Nature)
  • University of Michigan
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Wiley

Not to forget our wider community! All of the researchers, research administrators, librarians, funders, publishers, repository managers, service providers, and others of you who have contributed to our success and continue to do so. Thank you!

So, how will we be celebrating ORCID Pi Day? And how can you get involved?

Beginning today, we will be counting down on Twitter the number of registrations to go until we reach our 3,141,593rd – probably right around the week of the official Pi Day – as well as tweeting fun facts about ORCID, Pi (and pie). So, if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, make sure you sign up now (@ORCID_Org)!

Every week until Pi Day, we will be announcing a competition – for the person with the most Pi-related works and other outputs in their ORCID record, the best pie recipes, and the best ORCID Pi Day tweet. Winners, whose entries will be anonymized and voted on by the ORCID team, will receive a special ORCID Pi Day package – apron, spatula, and whisk – so that you can create your own pies in style!

We’re also creating an ORCID Pi Day Spotify playlist and will be inviting you to add your contributions.

And, on ORCID Pi Day itself, we will contact the lucky Pi registrant to congratulate her/him and arrange for their shipment of ORCID goodies. Runner-up goodies will be sent to the five people whose registrations are closest in time to the Pi registrant.

Please join us for some fun celebrations of ORCID's one and only Pi Day!