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ORCID Security Incident

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Yesterday (February 18) we experienced a security incident with the web interface of the ORCID Registry.  This post describes the issue and how it has been addressed.

Updates to ORCID Governance: Member Elections and More

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ORCID is excited to announce a number of major changes to its governance structure to allow for greater transparency and participation by its membership. 

Publishers to Start Requiring ORCID iDs

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In early December, The Royal Society announced that it would be requiring contributing authors to have an ORCID iD in order to publish in their journals from January 1, 2016. Now, they and several other publishers have signed an open letter committing to requiring ORCID iDs during 2016 - and are calling on others to follow suit.

The ORCID mantra for 2016: Sustain, Lead, and Mature

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In 2016 ORCID will be focusing on three key priority areas: sustainability, leadership, and organizational maturity.  This post describes staffing changes and the recasting of our Steering Groups to support these priorities.

2015: The Year in Review

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For 2015 we had ambitious goals: continue to build our membership, double registry users to two million researchers, support adoption by streamlining implementation processes, and increase the international reach of ORCID.  How did we do?

 

The Importance of Opt-In

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ORCID’s commitment to the research community is what drives our technical development and policy decisions.  Following the successful introduction of an opt-in registration workflow, we are now phasing out support for our opt-out batch registration process. Find out more about why, and how we will be supporting organizations through the transition.

Research Funders and ORCID: New members, mandates, and platforms

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The funding community has taken huge strides in adopting ORCID.  This year, we welcomed seven new research funders as members; mandates were announced by the Wellcome Trust and NIHR (UK), FWF (Austria), and the Department of Transportation (US); and several funder platforms launched ORCID implementations. In common is a shared desire to reduce the  reporting burden on researchers by making information flow more easily between systems.

Auto-Update Has Arrived! ORCID Records Move to the Next Level

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Since ORCID’s inception, our key goal has been to unambiguously identify researchers and provide tools to automate the connection between researchers and their works.  We are taking a big step towards achieving this goal today, with the launch of Auto-Update functionality in collaboration with Crossref and DataCite. Starting today, an individual who uses their ORCID iD when they submit a manuscript or dataset, can have their ORCID record automatically updated when their work is published.

 

Celebrating Our Third Anniversary!

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On this, our third anniversary, we take the opportunity to review the highlights of the past year!

ORCID and the Safe Harbor Framework

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Today, the European Commission has struck down a treaty, called Safe Harbor, that governed the transfer of electronic data between Europe and the United States.  How does this affect ORCID?

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