The 2018 ORCID World Tour

In 2018, ORCID is traveling around the globe - in person and virtually! - to engage with our community.

We kicked off 2018 with our first-ever Consortium Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 17. This event brought together representatives from ORCID’s many consortia members, including the recently formed Brazilian and Norwegian consortia. We also welcomed participants from Japan, Russia, and Slovakia, where there are nascent discussions about forming national ORCID consortia. Read about key takeaways and learn about the innovative work done by the winners of our inaugural Consortium Awards.

The Consortia Workshop was quickly followed by an Organization ID Stakeholder meeting (January 22) and PIDapalooza (January 23-24), both in Girona, Spain. This second PIDapalooza brought together around 150 PID practitioners from around the world in fast-paced and interactive parallel sessions. Together with keynotes by Jo McEntyre and Melissa Haendel, and a closing plenary by Carly Strasser, everyone left with new ideas and examples of practical applications! Presentations are available in the PIDapalooza repository.

We’ve since held ORCID workshops in Israel (February 13), Belgium (March 13), and Japan (April 17). We would like to thank Tel Aviv University, The Royal Library of Belgium, and the National Institute of Informatics for hosting these events. You may view slides from these meetings on the ORCID repository.

Upcoming Workshops in May and Early June

May is a busy month for ORCID workshops! On May 15, we are hosting a workshop at the University of California - Berkeley. It will bring together institutions from across the scholarly community in California, and highlight how organizations including California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite,, and PLOS are using ORCID.

A week later, we celebrate the Brazilian Consortium launch in Brasilia, Brazil.  Hosted by CAPES, the event will focus on building open science infrastructure and plans for integrating ORCID into workflows of funding agencies, publishers, and universities.

On May 24, we are co-hosting a workshop with the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien in Vienna, Austria, to bring the research community together to discuss building a national approach to open science infrastructure.

Our Nordics Workshop will take place on May 29 at CSC - IT Center for Science in Espoo, Finland.  Our members from across the region will be presenting their ORCID integrations and plans, and discussing the development of communities of practice.

Rounding out the month is a breakfast meeting at SSP in Chicago on May 31. Please contact us if you’re interested in attending. We start June with an ORBIT Community Forum at INORMS in Edinburgh on June 7.

Registration for all these events is now open. We invite you to attend!  

Membership Webinars

If you can’t join us in person at one of our upcoming events, we encourage you to join one of our webinars! Throughout the year, the ORCID membership team hosts webinars to demonstrate how your organization can benefit by integrating ORCID in your research information systems and workflows.  These webinars highlight use cases and provide you the opportunity to hear from ORCID members about their experiences implementing ORCID.

We warmly invite you and your colleagues to attend and learn from others in the ORCID community! You may view the upcoming webinar topics, dates, and times, on our events page. Come back often to see the latest schedule.

We look forward to seeing you at an ORCID event in 2018 - in person or virtually!