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A compendium of taxonomists on ORCID

David P. Shorthouse's picture

This guest post by David P. Shorthouse (Assistant Collections Information Manager, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada) shares his compendium of the world’s active taxonomists and systematists on ORCID powered with the ORCID API.

eLife Users Can Now Register with ORCID to Annotate Scientific Content Online

Emily Packer's picture

Two ORCID members – the open-access journal eLife and Hypothesis – recently collaborated to introduce open annotation for all eLife content. To get started, all users need to do is sign in with their ORCID iD. Find out more in this guest post by eLife's Senior Press Officer, Emily Packer.

1Q Update: Policies to Clarify Assertions and Data Privacy

Laure Haak's picture

Policies on assertions and privacy are one of our 2018 roadmap projects, under our Trusted Assertions core strategy.  


Sunset date set: Upgrade to ORCID API 2.0+ by August

Alainna Wrigley's picture

It’s official: We will no longer be supporting ORCID API 1.2 for the ORCID Member API effective August 1, 2018. Version 1.2 has been sunset on the Public API since March 1. If you have not already upgraded to API 2.0 or higher, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know your timeframe for completing your upgrade.

Collecting the Evidence

Alice Meadows's picture

Collecting the evidence of ORCID’s value - to researchers, their organizations, and the wider community - is one of our 2018 goals. Find out how you can help!


Announcing ORCID's Permissions Pre-Authorization Technical Working Group

Tom Demeranville's picture

The first project on our 2018 roadmap is around sharing information - establishing new and enhanced ways for researchers to share funding information. One way we hope to achieve this is by enabling ORCID users to proactively grant permission to some or all ORCID members to update their record. Our new Permissions Pre-Authorization Technical Working Group will help us assess the options and recommend a solution.

Call for Nominations for the ORCID Board in 2019

Karin Wulf's picture

We are now accepting recommendations for ORCID Board members who will serve from 2019-2021. Karin Wulf, Chair of the ORCID Nominations Committee, introduces her fellow committee members and provides an overview of the process and timeline.

Looking Out Three Years: ORCID’s Strategic Plan

Laure Haak's picture

Over the last year, ORCID has been working with our community to explore and refine our core strategies and develop our 2018 roadmap. This post kicks off a series of project updates.

Why We Need to Explore Blockchain Technology to Connect Researchers and Research

Robert Peters's picture

Our Director of Technology, Rob Peters, shares his thoughts on using blockchain, together with persistent identifiers, to enable reliable connections between researchers and their research outputs beyond just journal articles.

Five Key Highlights from ORCID’s 2017 Annual Report

Laure Haak's picture

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available for your reading pleasure. We present key highlights here -- enjoy reading the full report at your leisure!