Join us for webinar on ORCID adoption by research funding organizations

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Join us for free webinar on ORCID adoption by research funding organizations. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ORCID</a>&nbsp;is partnering with&nbsp;the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Health Research Alliance</a>, a consortium of&nbsp;biomedical research foundations, to host&nbsp;a free <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">webinar</a> on how funders are using ORCID identifiers in their workflows and systems. &nbsp;Join us to learn&nbsp;why&nbsp;funders at public and private funding organizations in the U.S. and Europe&nbsp;are integrating ORCID identifiers into common CV platforms, mandating use during&nbsp;grant submission, and leveraging identifiers to improve tracking and evaluation.&nbsp;

Save the date for Autumn ORCID Outreach Meeting in Tokyo

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Please save the date for our next ORCID Outreach Meeting, which will be held on 4 November 2014 at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan. We are looking forward to learning more about ORCID adoption in Asia and Pacific Rim countries from integrators, institutional leaders, national stakeholders, and researchers.

ORCID アウトリーチ・ミーティングが、国立情報学研究所の協力のもと、2014 年 11 月 4 日に東京で開催されます。ORCID がアジア太平洋地域の国々で、インテグレーター、研究機関、国の機関や研究者にどのように広がっているかを学ぶ良い機会になることを願っています。

ORCID Outreach Meeting Highlights Integrations, Use Cases, and Outreach at Universities and Professional Societies

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On May 21-22, 2014 ORCID held its twelfth bi-annual Outreach Meeting, hosted by the University of Illinois in Chicago. Slides and webinar recordings and posters from the event are now available online. This outreach meeting showcased the integrations, use cases, and outreach efforts at universities and professional societies, including nine Adoption and Integration partner institutions that were supported by a grant to ORCID from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The variety and depth of integration work being carried out by the community was impressive, demonstrating significant progress implementing ORCID identifiers across campus systems. Nearly 60 universities are now ORCID members

Ten things you need to know about ORCID right now

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Have you ever tried to search for an author, only to discover that he shares a name with 113 other researchers? Or realized that Google Scholar stopped tracking citations to your work after you took your spouse’s surname a few years back?

If so, you’ve probably wished for ORCID.

ORCID iDs are permanent identifiers for researchers. Community uptake has increased tenfold over the past year, and adoption by new institutions, funders, and journals is increasing on a daily basis. ORCID may prove to be one of the most important advances in scholarly communication in the past ten years.

Here are ten things you need to know about ORCID and its importance to you.

Adapted from the ImpactStory Blog, 10 April 2014

Identification of Early Career Researchers: How Universities and Funding Organizations are Using ORCID

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Funding agencies, universities, and research institutes all face challenges of reliably identifying their researchers and monitoring outcomes over time. All researchers—and especially early career researchers seeking to establish their careers—need to be reliably connected to their research outputs, without the confusion common, changeable names creates.  The use of the unique, persistent ORCID identifier can help support outcomes tracking and evaluation and has the potential to considerably reduce the substantial data cleaning, linking, and standardization challenges funding and research organizations face. A recent ORCID Webinar brought together presenters from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and Texas A&M University to share the challenges, benefits, and integration of ORCID within funder and university systems. 

ORCID user interface now available in Korean

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ORCID has a fundamental commitment to serving the international research and scholarly community. As part of that commitment, in 2014 we will be expanding the number of languages supported, and we are very excited to announce that the ORCID user interface is now available in Korean.

Empowering Graduate Student Research: Linking ORCID Identifiers to Theses and Dissertations

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In the past few weeks, we've seen some exciting new integrations that link ORCID identifiers with graduate student thesis and dissertation information. These developments, coming from the British Library and Texas A&M University, help connect scholars with their important, early career publications. A master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is often a researcher's first publication, but it often lacks the visibility of more formally published materials. Integration of ORCID identifiers in the electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) process helps to raise the visibility of these important contributions and also can provide a verifiable link with the student's graduate institution.

ORCID, Repositories, and Researchers!

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Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual meeting of SPARC in Kansas City. SPARC, the Scholar Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic research libraries working to promote open systems of scholarly communications.  The meeting was attended by about 200 U.S. and Canadian librarians who are dedicated to the collection, archiving, and dissemination of research through open access publishing and repositories. While I was connecting with librarians, Executive Director Laure Haak was staffing an ORCID booth at the American Physical Society meeting, helping faculty, researchers, and students register for an ORCID identifier. These events are among many in our outreach to connect with universities, publishers, and researchers and explain the value and benefit of registering, embedding, and using ORCID identifiers.

Join us for the ORCID Outreach Meeting and Codefest

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Please join us for the Spring 2014 ORCID Outreach Meeting and Codefest, taking place May 21-22 in Chicago. The Outreach Meeting will showcase how universities and professional societies are incorporating ORCID identifiers into their workflows and systems, including institutional repositories, researcher information systems, membership and access management, and more. Our Adoption and Integration Program partner organizations will share their experiences and provide demonstrations of their integrations. Technical developers are invited to participate in a Codefest, to collaborate with the ORCID team to create new ORCID mashups. The Outreach Meeting and Codefest are free but space is limited.  Register today--cutoff is May 14!

Supporting Evaluation with Unique and Persistent Identifiers for Researchers

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I recently returned from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where I participated in a panel discussion on Evaluating the Global Impact of Research Investments. This was a great opportunity to share with other members of the research community the importance of persistent identifiers in creating an effective evaluation infrastructure. Slides from the event are available on Slideshare