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The ORCID Brazil Consortium: Building a Community

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In December 2017, CAPES and ORCID signed an unprecedented partnership, for a national consortium to enable coordinated adoption of ORCID iDs for researchers in research information systems.

The ORCID Brazilian Consortium was formed by CAPES, together with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ), the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the National Council of State Foundations for Research Support (CONFAP), as well as the National Teaching and Research Network (RNP), which acts as facilitator.

This agreement is particularly significant since it involves, at the national level, all institutions responsible for producing, collecting, and disseminating research information. It represents an important step towards the integration, through ORCID -- a collaborative system with an international interface -- of the Brazilian research information, in a comprehensive and sustainable way, and in line with European initiatives.

Within the framework of the consortium, ORCID will act as a hub, enabling less manual work for researchers inputting publications and research information into different systems, ensuring higher data quality, and facilitating the exchange of this research information between different systems, transparently and immediately.

"From CAPES' perspective, the adoption of ORCID in information systems will be an important gain in agility and quality. We intend to do this mainly in the Sucupira Platform, which records data from postgraduate programs, grant and grant systems, and international project bidding systems. However, this does not represent the entire 'ecosystem' of research information. We believe that the participation of other actors who hold information relevant to the completeness of the research universe in Brazil is fundamental. This is the reason for forming the consortium", explains Talita Moreira, CAPES Evaluation Office`s General Coordinator of Post Graduate Activities

Next May 22 the consortium will be officially launched at CAPES office in Brasília, in the presence of members of the consortium, international partners and ORCID representatives. We will also be honored with the presence of João Moreira of the Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT, Portugal, Abel Del Carpio, of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation - CONCYTEC, Peru, and a videoconference lecture by Robert Kiley of the Wellcome Trust, UK, on their experiences of integrating ORCID. See the complete agenda for the event and register.