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Better Together: Working with our Third Party Provider Partners

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ORCID’s success relies on you, our community, building connections between your systems and the ORCID Registry to enable transparent and responsible information sharing.  We work with organizations across every sector in research and innovation, building relationships within and between them. Our work is not without its challenges, but we have outstanding partners all around the world who are building the integrations that will help achieve our common vision of an open and trusted research information infrastructure.

One of our strategic goals for 2018 is to strengthen our relationships with third party providers whose integrations are enabling our members to quickly and easily implement ORCID. This has inspired our “Better Together” webinar series, which highlights these relationships and collaborative success stories.

Digital Measures. Earlier this year, we worked with the team at Digital Measures by Watermark, a faculty research tracking platform, to launch their ORCID integration.  The launch webinar included a live demonstration of how ORCID can enhance the data that institutions gather about their researchers while simultaneously saving those researchers time in their reporting.  It was one of our best attended webinars this year. Nearly 20 universities have already begun using the Digital Measures ORCID integration. View the recorded event here.

Digital Science has integrated ORCID in several of their platforms and services, including Symplectic Elements, Dimensions, Overleaf, Figshare, and Altmetric.  Members of the ORCID and Digital Science teams provided an overview of these integrations and their functions for researchers and institutions in two webinars on November 13 and 14, 2018.  We also heard about a use case of these tools as used collectively by a group of research institutions. Tim Cain is director of the Ohio Information Exchange  (OIEx),  a portal that connects Ohio stakeholders to faculty and research from six Ohio universities, using the Dimensions and Elements platforms and enhanced by ORCID iDs.  View the recorded event here.

Interfolio, the creators of the Faculty Information System, have recently updated their ORCID integration to enable researchers to pull their research activity information into their faculty profile. This saves researchers time and reduces the risk of errors and duplication when updating their activity data on file at their institution.  Interfolio strives to provide a holistic view of faculty achievements and activity, and ORCID integration further empowers faculty to develop their academic story continuously across their career.

Join Interfolio and ORCID staff on Thursday, December 13 for a demonstration of these features and to hear about institutions that are using them. Register for the event here.

Information about more third party systems that have integrated ORCID can be found on our integration resources web pages.  If you are interested in collaborating or participating in a “Better Together” event, please contact us -- and be sure to join the upcoming webinars!