Announcing ORCID’s Wikipedian-in-Residence

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ORCID is pleased to appoint Andy Mabbett as our Wikipedian-in Residence.  In this pro-bono role, Andy will extend his work as an ORCID Ambassador and act as liaison with the Wikimedia community to integrate ORCID into Wikipedia, Wikidata,  and sister projects.

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

Plans for Enabling Multiple Assertions in the ORCID Registry

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​ORCID provides an open Registry of unique researcher identifiers, and we work collaboratively with the research community to enable linkages between these identifiers and other identifier schemes and systems.  The ORCID Registry stores metadata that indicates the source of information (for example, the individual or a search and link wizard). In June 2013, ORCID formed the Multiple Assertions Working Group (MAWG), to explore the use cases, implications, processes and policies for enabling and exposing assertions from third parties. For example, how might ORCID handle information about connections between ORCID iDs and related work or researcher activities that are made by someone other than the researcher, usually an organization. The MAWG, chaired by Simeon Warner of Cornell University, recently finalized their recommendations, and today we announce our plans to enable verification of these linkages by third-parties, to enhance trust and value for researchers and the community.

Jisc and ARMA announce ORCID Pilot Project participants

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On 8 May, Jisc and ARMA co-hosted a kickoff meeting for their ORCID pilot project. The goal of the project is to explore opportunities and challenges in integrating ORCID identifiers into research management systems and workflows at higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. The kickoff meeting provided an opportunity for HEIs to present their plans and identify connections with other project participants. Over the course of the project, each participating HEI is tasked with developing use cases, blogging on their experiences, and contributing to a business case appraising options for a nation-wide implementation of ORCID.  Read on for more on the project participants and their plans,

Introducing Josh Brown: ORCID EU Communications Manager

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Josh Brown joined ORCID on May 1 as the Communications Manager for Europe. Josh has spent years building collaborations in support of open and accessible research, and ORCID is thrilled to have him on board. Josh will be supporting ORCID's European activities, with a special focus in the coming months on the ORCID and Datacite Interoperability Network (ODIN)  project. Please join us in welcoming Josh to the ORCID team!  Read his first blog to learn more about his background and goals, and look for him at events across Europe.

The More we Need to Change: Moving toward Contributorship

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ORCID just received the Award for Meritorious Achievement from the Council of Science Editors, in recognition for its pioneering work creating an open digital author identification system and helping to advance CSE’s mission to improve scientific communication. 

We are truly honored! 

Help us Beta-test the new ORCID Public Authentication API

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Organizations are using a variety of approaches to integrate ORCID iDs into their systems and workflows. We love the variety, and have built our API to support evolving community needs. We have found some organizations are asking users to type in their iD, and are concerned about both data quality and lack of an authenticated link between the user and the identifier. We decided there had to be a better way, and embarked on an initiative to make available a Public API that supports authentication.

We are at a stage in development of this new Public API where we are seeking developers interested in becoming Beta users. If you would like to get an early peek at this API in exchange for providing us with feedback, please fill out the Beta Tester request form to get started. While we provide documentation a user forum, and links to helpful tools to aid in your integration, we will not provide individualized support for this free feature. Beta testers will help us ensure that the feature is easy to use and the documentation is complete.

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.