Submitted by Laure Haak on Wed, 2014-01-22 18:58
ORCID is a community-driven organization. We benefit greatly from our steering and working groups, which guide and support the evolution and ongoing development of the ORCID system. In addition, ORCID participates in and supports the broader community effort to promote data quality and interoperability in the collection, management, exchange and aggregation of research information. Toward this mission, ORCID is partnering with the following organizations: CASRAI, DataCite, euroCRIS, Force11, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, ISNI, and Research Data Alliance.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Thu, 2014-01-09 11:17
A question we get often is, what happens when/if a second ORCID iD is created for the same person? As a matter of policy, ORCID does not absolutely prevent multiple iDs/records from being intentionally created and maintained by an individual, though we have put into place a number of policies and practices to prevent duplicates from being created unintentionally, or to merge records when they do.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Mon, 2014-01-06 16:22
In 2013, ORCID moved from a demonstrator to a stable system used by close to half a million researchers. During the year, a number of integrations were launched that supported the visibility and adoption of ORCID identifiers by the community, including association with external identifiers including ResearcherID and Scopus; embedding in many manuscript submission systems, discussions about national adoption, the collection of ORCID iDs by research funders, the creation of ORCID records by universities, embedding in data and publication repositories, and collection and display of ORCID identifiers by external systems. ORCID closed the year with over 460,000 registrants and 111 organizational members. We have users in every country and territory, and members on every continent. Read on for highlights from the year.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Thu, 2013-11-21 14:53
As part of ORCID’s one-year anniversary, we have reviewed our member agreements to incorporate feedback received from the community. We are pleased to report a number of changes we hope will encourage responsible use of ORCID identifiers and streamline the membership and integration process, including an Authentication-only API that does not require membership. Read the post and see our updated Membership and Subscriptions webpage for more details.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Fri, 2013-10-25 17:04
A consortium of Catalan universities have announced they will be using ORCID as their standard researcher identifier. Included are the Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat de Girona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universitat de Lleida, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Ramon Llull, Universitat de Vic and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Mon, 2013-09-30 17:24
At ORCID, we have been largely focused on researchers who perform research and use the Registry to obtain an iD and link to their works. In fact, there is another group of researchers who will benefit: those who are interested in mining the linkages in ORCID data to derive and test models of knowledge flow and innovation--the "science of science policy" community. ORCID and similar community-driven infrastructure organizations can learn from the Science of Science Policy community about the needs of its researchers to ensure that the developing infrastructure is appropriately responsive.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Wed, 2013-09-25 14:22
Acabo de regresar de un viaje por España perfectamente coordinado por Consol García, de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña·BarcelonaTech. Nos reunimos con investigadores y bibliotecarios, con responsables de consorcios de bibliotecas universitarias y centros de investigación y con empresas desarrolladoras de CRIS, mientras atravesábamos el país desde Barcelona hasta Sevilla, pasando por Madrid y Logroño. Desde el lanzamiento de ORCID hace un año, los investigadores españoles se encuentran entre los que más utilizan el registro. España siempre ha ocupado una destacada posición entre los 5 primeros países.
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Submitted by Laure Haak on Wed, 2013-09-25 05:00
I’ve just returned from a trip through Spain, wonderfully coordinated by Consol Garcia of Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech. We met with researchers, library consortia, universities, research institutes, state and federal government research organizations, and with CRIS and repository vendors as we criss-crossed the country from Barcelona, to Madrid, Logrono, and Sevilla. There is strong participation in ORCID by Spanish researchers and growing membership among Spansih organization.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Tue, 2013-09-03 12:59
We are nearing the one-year anniversary of the launch of the ORCID Registry. In the past year, we have seen the Registry grow in many ways, reaching and exceeding 250,000 registrants, 80 members, integrations across the spectrum of members, and sponsors who have helped to make this all possible.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Thu, 2013-08-08 20:09
For ORCID identifiers to become part of the metadata on published works, publishers must embed them throughout the publishing workflow: from submission of a manuscript through to publishing and to transmission of XML to CrossRef. We will be discussing integration of ORCID identifiers in two venues: during a Webinar on September 19, and at our Outreach meeting on October 30. As a prelude to these events, in this blog I present current-end-to-end integrations and proposals for standard online and print display practices. ORCID would very much like your feedback prior to and during these upcoming meetings as we develop recommended best practices for integration of ORCID identifiers by the publishing community.