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ORCID DE - Milestones and Key Figures

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The ORCID DE project, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), has got much closer to achieving its goal - the dissemination of ORCID in Germany - in the past year including:

In addition to reaching these milestones,  the success of the ORCID DE project can also be seen through these metrics:

  • As of October 2019, there are 157,381 ORCID iDs with a .de e-mail address or the country set to Germany, compared with 43,798 ORCID iDs at the beginning of the project in April 2016. 
  • The ORCID Germany Consortium now has 54 members, including universities, non-university research institutions and research funders, compared with just one in May 2016. The majority of these institutions have either already implemented ORCID or are in the process of doing so.

Through the launch of the ORCID Germany Consortium and the achievement of these project milestones, the ORCID DE project has made a significant contribution to the establishment and growth of the ORCID community in Germany. To ensure that this young and rapidly growing community can continue to develop steadily, we have applied for a second phase of project funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). If approved, ORCID DE2 will investigate the use of organizational identifiers as well as further optimizing the services that have been set up so far and ensuring that the ORCID Germany Consortium is sustainable.

The ORCID DE project’s achievements so far confirm the success of Germany’s project-supported dissemination of ORCID iD. This approach will be pursued further in order to anchor ORCID sustainably in the overall German research landscape.


The German version of this article is available at https://www.orcid-de.org/orcid-de-meilensteine-und-kennzahlen/