Submitted by Laure Haak on Mon, 2013-04-01 04:00
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”.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Sun, 2013-03-31 10:29
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.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Fri, 2013-03-22 13:59
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.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Thu, 2013-02-21 19:11
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 orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097.
More information on display and usage guidelines, including downloadable iD icons, is available on our Website, at https://about.orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Tue, 2013-02-19 17:16
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.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Thu, 2013-01-17 15:59
Submitted by Laure Haak on Wed, 2013-01-16 14:45
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a new ORCID subscriber. “I am really excited to hear that NIH will be joining Wellcome Trust in working to embed ORCID identifiers in grant application workflows, and we look forward to other funders signing up. ORCID promises to provide funders a means to better track research and understand the impact of our funding while reducing the burden for researchers of reporting the products of their research,' said Liz Allen, Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Mon, 2013-01-07 16:03
As an international organization, we have encountered many different ways of saying “ORCID”. A recent query to our help desk asked us to put on our main page, “What is the right way to say the name? Is it "Orc-Eye-Dee" or "O-R-C-I-D" or "OAR-CID?" We are not that picky, so long as you register and use your iD. But, for those who want to know: ORCID has two syllables, and a hard “c”. Phonetically, it is pronounced "oar-kid". I usually tell people it is pronounced like the flower "orchid" but spelled without the H.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Fri, 2012-12-28 22:28
ORCID has been growing steadily since our launch in October. By 27 December, 42,918 researchers had registered for iDs, about a third of them via manuscript submission systems or by linking with other identifiers.
Submitted by Laure Haak on Tue, 2012-12-18 21:13
What is ORCID?
At its core, ORCID is a persistent registry of unique and persistent identifiers for researchers. For these identifiers to be effective, the research community needs to know they exist, and see value in using them. Over 37,000 researchers have registered for an ORCID iD. But, to realize the full potential of ORCID, research information systems must embed ORCID iDs and link back with ORCID to synchronize and update research activity data.