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?

1.5 Million ORCID iDs Served!

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ORCID: Over 1.5 Million iDs Served

ORCID has served up its 1.5 millionth identifier!

F1000 and ORCID Partner to Launch Standard for Citing Peer Review Activities

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Peer review is an essential component of the research and scholarly lifecycle.  And yet, researcher peer review activities are rarely acknowledged as a fundamental contribution to research.  At the same time, the need to encourage more researchers to participate in peer review is bumping into a growing desire to find ways to build more trust into the process.  http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=RAP


ORCID Announces Newly Formed Global Membership Team

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ORCID announces our new membership team: Josh Brown, Matthew Buys, Nobuko Miyairi (as of July 1), and Lilian Pessoa.   Led by Douglas Wright, Director of Membership, the ORCID membership team brings regional expertise in research management, publishing, analytics, research funding, and open access, and fluency in English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. This growth in our capacity to support the community is supported by a grant from the Helmsley Trust.  Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues!

ORCID Welcomes Two New Directors

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ORCID is delighted to announce new members of our team (h):  Alice Meadows is joining ORCID as our Communications Director and Douglas Wright as Membership Director.  

ORCID Receives a $3 Million Grant to Build International Engagement Capacity

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ORCID has been awarded an 18-month, $3 million grant by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop the infrastructure and capacity to support international adoption and technical integration of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor) identifiers, through staff expansion, regional workshops and localized member technical support.

2014 Year in Review

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In 2014 our goals were to increase the adoption and integration of ORCID in the university community, expand our international reach, and complete the first phase of the ORCID Registry feature set.  How did we do?

Round the World in 25 days: Different Countries, Shared Problems

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The latest ORCID road-trip involved visits to eight countries, six languages, ten airports, and fourteen plane tickets. Through it all, an infrastructure of shared terms and similar processes for checking in, airport security and customs, boarding, getting luggage enabled a seamless journey. In an analagous way, ORCID is a part of the plumbing for scholarly communications.  Regardless of your institution or language, ORCID enables shared terms and processes for collecting your name in manuscripts, grants, datasets, education, and employment, ensuring your research and scholarly contributions are attributable and discoverable.

During the course of my travels, I was struck by how similar the conversations were across nations, sectors, and disciplines.  The idea that integration of ORCID improves visibility of individual researchers; supports discovery and exposure of local scholarly works to an international community; respects local scholarly culture and contexts; and enables improved research reporting.  And, the shared understanding that, for the benefits of ORCID to be realized, the research community needs to work together. 


iAuthor与ORCID: 中国科学院文献情报中心支持中国研究人员获得国际识别号

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