Science of Science Policy: The need for data standards and persistent identifiers

Laure Haak's picture

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.


ORCID supports the interoperable exchange of datasets

Rebecca Bryant's picture

Last week ORCID attended the Research Data Alliance and DataCite meetings, both held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. There was a lot of buzz about ORCID at these events. To truly support e-research, it’s essential to use persistent identifiers to connect data creators with their data, and that’s what the ORCID iD does!

Gira por España

Laure Haak's picture

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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Gira por España (English version)

Laure Haak's picture

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.

ORCID Outreach Activities in Latin America

Rebecca Bryant's picture

ORCID recently presented at the Fourth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference in Mexico City, and ORCID Ambassadors are actively encouraging ORCID adoption in Latin America. 

Works Metadata: Recommendations from our Working Group

laura paglione's picture

ORCID formed a technical working group in February 2013 to examine the metadata used for Works in the ORCID Registry. We charged the group to review the current Works data and service models, and present recommendations for improvements (See the complete Charge of the Works Metadata Working Group.) While usability and display of Works were not directly a part of the group’s charge, these topics surfaced occasionally, and suggestions also were noted. The WG provided specific suggestions for improvements in the areas of actionable external identifiers, citations, work types, internationalization and contribution types and roles. The full set of recommendations can be found on the working group’s page on the ORCID website.

ORCID Registrants (250K!), Members (80+), Integrators and Sponsors

Laure Haak's picture

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. 

ORCID user interface now available in Spanish, French, and Chinese

Rebecca Bryant's picture

ORCID has broad international usage and membership, To support our growing community, we are making our Registry and selected web pages available in Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese, and English.

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

Laure Haak's picture

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

Laure Haak's picture

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.