Suggested Practices for Collection and Display of ORCID iDs in Publishing Workflows

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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.

ORCID and Europe PubMedCentral Linked

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ORCID users: You can now link to your articles in Europe PubMedCentral (PMC) directly from the ORCID user interface. Using the new search and import tool makes it easy for you to add high-quality information to your ORCID record, and will allow your works to be viewed in Europe PMC.

ORCID plans to launch affiliation module using ISNI and Ringgold Organization Identifiers

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ORCID will be launching its affiliation module this fall using ISNI unique organizational identifiers, to support the accurate and persistent identification of researcher institutional affiliations. ISNI and Ringgold are currently collaborating to crosswalk Ringgold organizational identifiers with ISNI identifiers. ORCID plans to work through Ringgold to obtain organizational identifiers for public use in the ORCID registry, including the Ringgold Institutional Identifier, the ISNI number, Institution Name, location data, URL and alternative name. This important development will enable data mapping between different organizations and also the data systems within those organizations.

ORCID awarded grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support university and professional society integration of persistent identifiers

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ORCID announces a new project aimed at encouraging the adoption and integration of persistent researcher identifiers by research universities and scientific and social science professional associations.  Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this project will provide external funding and personalized outreach and technical support to participating organizations. The goal of this program is to catalyze broader community adoption by standardizing and streamlining the ORCID identifier integration process, collecting and documenting use cases, developing open source code samples, and providing case studies of working integrations.  The program will disseminate use cases and integration best practices through an Outreach meeting and CodeFest, to be held in Chicago in May 2014.  Up to 10 grants of $15,000-$20,000 each are available. More information on the program and the RFP are available at Proposals are due by August 31, 2013.

ORCID and ISNI Issue Joint Statement on Interoperation, April 2013

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ORCID and ISNI have issued a joint statement on the need for interoperation between the two organizations and about the first collaborative steps in defining system interoperability. The full statement is provided below.

ORCID and ISNI Joint Statement on Interoperation

ORCID has been captured by orcs!

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After receiving a cease and desist order from the orc, we have been trying very hard to clarify how to pronounce ORCID. However, even with our best efforts, there is a contingent of the community that persists in saying “orc – eye-dee”.

ORCID welcomes Rebecca Bryant as our Director of Community

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ORCID is pleased to announce Rebecca Bryant, PhD, as our Director of Community. Starting on 1 April, Rebecca will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for managing our Outreach plan, which in addition to our bi-annual Outreach meetings includes a number of new initiatives including launching our Ambassador Program, managing our website localization efforts, and supporting regional programs and events at research meetings.  

ORCID How to: More on specifying ORCID iDs in document metadata

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I posted a blog late last year about how to specify ORCID iDs in the NLM DTD. NISO and Cadmus have published a best practice for tagging ORCID iDs in the blue DTD, the tag set used by many journals for the actual article file and to transmit information between systems.  This blog describes the Journal Publishing Tag Library NISO JATS Version 1.0 and the Cadmus Input Metadata DTD.

How should an ORCID iD be displayed?

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The primary mission of ORCID is to create a permanent iD for researchers and scholars.  To be useful to the research community, ORCID iDs must be actionable and linked back to the ORCID Registry.  Whether on your website, in the metadata for research works, in the submission process for a conference, or any other venue where the iD can be expressed, we recommend that ORCID iDs be displayed as a URI, with hyphens between every 4th digit, as such:

In the event that space is limited, the URI can be shortened to

More information on display and usage guidelines, including downloadable iD icons, is available on our Website, at

ORCID Outreach Meeting: Register Now and Hold the Date!

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ORCID will be hosting its biannual Outreach meeting on May 23, 2013, in Oxford UK.  In the morning, participants will learn about the status of the ORCID Registry, membership, and technical tools, and will have the opportunity to interact with staff and integrators.   We will join up with Dryad in the afternoon to present a symposium on research attribution.  We are also hosting a Code Fest with the theme Connections, for developers to meet with ORCID technical staff and work on mashups with the ORCID APIs.