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ORCID at scale

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As ORCID adoption grows, its value becomes more clear in connecting, improving, and accelerating the flow of research and scholarly information. With more than 1.3M iDs issued and 200 live integrations, exciting new developments are leveraging the advantages of ORCID at scale, bringing the value of ORCID to whole countries.

Barcelona ORCID-CASRAI meeting in May: join us and submit a paper!

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ORCID hosts Outreach meetings twice a year.  This year we are mixing things up a little bit, and hosting a joint conference and codefest with CASRAI, one of our strategic partners. The meeting will be in Barcelona on May 18 and 19, kindly hosted by the University of Barcelona.  The conference theme is interoperability standards in research evaluation, with an emphasis on emerging practice in the humanities and social sciences.  We encourage practitioners, service providers and experts in the field to submit papers to share your work in this area, and in particular how you are using persistent identifiers, ontologies, and data exchange standards in evaluation practice.  If you are a coder interested in software interoperability, we invite you to register for the codefest

For more information, see the call for papers on our conference site. The submission deadline is March 15. Proposed papers and posters will be reviewed by our distinguished programme committee, chaired by David Baker (Executive Director, CASRAI) and Prof. Marta Soler Gallart (Professor, University of Barcelona and ORCID Board member).

Jump-starting ORCID Adoption and Integration in the University Community

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It can be tough to be an early adopter.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation generously funded a suite of ORCID integration projects to drive the uptake of ORCID iDs in universities, associations, and scholarly systems. The nine projects launched in 2013 and completed a year later, producing ORCID iD implementation use cases, promoting iD use amongst researchers, and sharing lessons, code and experiences with the wider ORCID community. The projects delivered their final reports in Fall 2014, and we are pleased to release our summary final report. Josh Greenberg, Director of the Scholarly Communication Program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation praised the work of the projects:“ORCID is smart, it’s innovative, and it’s taking on a difficult problem faced by the scientific community.  The success of the A&I program was due, more than anything, to the efforts of the ORCID team and the ORCID community and to hard work and long hours put in by people committed to seeing ORCID succeed.  Watching what can happen when a community starts to come together is inspiring.  It’s been a pleasure to be a part of it.” Find out more!

New webinar: The metadata round trip

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next ORCID webinar: The Metadata Round Trip on Friday January 23 at 0800 (PST), 1100 (EST), 1600 (GMT), 1700 (CET).

日本語版 の開設! ( in Japanese!)

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日本語版 の開設!

これまで提供してきた諸言語でのサービスにもうひとつ言語が加えられ、ORCID のサイトが日本語でご利用いただけるようになりました。このリリースにより、当サイトでの対応言語は 7 つとなり、他の言語の準備も着々と進んでいます。ORCID はグローバル コミュニティであり、私たちは、有益な情報と資料を誰もが確実に利用できるよう日々努めています。今回の翻訳の準備にご尽力いただいた ORCID アンバサダーの時実象一氏 ( には、心よりお礼を申し上げます。また、今回のリリースを、11 月 5 日の東京アウトリーチ・ミーティングに合わせて発表できることは誠に喜ばしく、ミーティングの会場をご提供くださる国立情報学研究所および現地プログラム委員会の各位を含め、このイベントの開催にご助力いただいた方々にはこの場を借りて謝意を表したいと思います。日本におけるすべての同僚ならびにサポーターの皆さまにご挨拶申し上げます。新たに設けられたページが皆さまの心に叶うことを願ってやみません。 in Japanese!

We are delighted to announce that we have added another language to those that we already serve: the ORCID site is now available in Japanese. This release brings the number of languages that we support on our site to 7, with others in the pipeline. ORCID is a global community, and we strive to ensure that useful information and materials are accessible to everyone. Sincere thanks to ORCID Ambassador, Soichi Tokizane (, who was instrumental in preparing this translation. We are especially pleased to announce this release in time for our Outreach Meeting in Tokyo, on November 5th, and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this event happen, including the National Institute of Informatics for kindly hosting the meeting and the local program committee. Our greetings to all our colleagues and supporters in Japan. We hope you like the new pages!

New webinar: Libraries, Researchers and ORCID

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We are pleased to announce a forthcoming webinar on Libraries, Researchers and ORCID. In this webinar, we will explore the ways that libraries can support researchers in creating and using their ORCID iDs. Join our panel of experts from the library community as they share their tips for successfully engaging the whole research community. The webinar will take place on October 30, at 1300 UTC. *UPDATE: Video now available!*

A recipe for trust

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As ORCID interoperates with more partners and data systems, it becomes more clear that trust works both ways: it must be mutual. Without trust in the provenance, persistence, and uniqueness of digital identifiers, the services and tools that the world of research increasingly relies on cannot operate.

Introducing Josh Brown: ORCID EU Communications Manager

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Josh Brown joined ORCID on May 1 as the Communications Manager for Europe. Josh has spent years building collaborations in support of open and accessible research, and ORCID is thrilled to have him on board. Josh will be supporting ORCID's European activities, with a special focus in the coming months on the ORCID and Datacite Interoperability Network (ODIN)  project. Please join us in welcoming Josh to the ORCID team!  Read his first blog to learn more about his background and goals, and look for him at events across Europe.