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2018 ORCID Consortium Workshop

On January 17-18, ORCID is hosting our first-ever consortium workshop at Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in Lisbon, Portugal. The purpose of this workshop is to share experiences and build community among our consortia.

Consortia are essential to the ORCID mission. They provide regional context to the adoption of open research and the capacity to implement ORCID on a global scale. The purpose of this workshop is to build community, to share experiences and encourage collaboration, and ultimately – through effective use of ORCID –  to improve how research information is shared.


  • Current: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, South Africa, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, Norway, Brazil
  • In various stages: Portugal, France, Poland, Slovakia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon!

Please note that participation in this event is by invitation only.


LNEC's Congress Centre

Small Auditorium

Avenida do Brasil, 101

1700-066 Lisbon


January 17 Program

0830    Registration

0900    Welcome and Introductions

Alice Meadows iD (ORCID) and Matthew Buys iD (ORCID) welcome the participants, explain purpose and goals of the event, and introduce ORCID staff. Each ORCID consortium introduces themselves.

1000    Setting the Stage: A Short History of ORCID Consortia 

"A Short History of ORCID Consortia" presented by Laure Haak iD (ORCID) and Josh Brown iD (ORCID) provides an overview of ORCID consortium policy and how it has evolved in collaboration with the community.

1030    Building Consortia: Top Down and Bottom Up

 "UK ORCID Consortium" presented by Neil Jacobs iD (Jisc), "Building Consortia: South Africa" presented by Guy Halse iD (TENET), and "ORCID as a Component of National Research Policy: The Brazilian Context" presented by Talita Oliveira iD (CAPES) 

In some countries, ORCID is a considered component of national research policy.  Jisc (UK) is leading a grass-roots largely DIY effort to build a community of practice. TENET (ZA) is enabling ORCID integration through the university trust and identity framework.  CAPES (Brazil) is building a consortium to encompass funders, universities, and repositories. How do these approaches reflect national research contexts?  How is success envisaged?  Is the approach proving to be sustainable?

1100    Discussion moderated by Linda O’Brien (Griffith University) 

Reading: Jisc pilot project, Australian policy, NZ research policy, Canadian policy, Australian policy, IRIDE project, ZA NRF policy, CAPES Press release

1130    Break

1200    Engaging Researchers 

"Australian ORCID Consortium: Communication and Engagement" presented by Elleina Filippi iD (Australian Access Federation), "Engaging Researchers the German Way: The ORCID Consortium in Germany and the ORCID DE Project" presented by Paul Vierkant iD (Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft), Poul Melchiorsen iD (Aalborg Universitet) 

Centered on researcher control, ORCID provides researchers the tools to both distinguish themselves from others and to manage what information to share with whom. Consortia are charged with supporting members and ensuring that use of ORCID follows best practice as defined by the ORCID principles and collect and connect program. How are these principles and practices communicated with members?  How do consortia engage with researchers?  How is success measured and communicated?

1230    Discussion moderated by Katrine Weisteen Bjerde iD (CRIStin) 

Reading: Denmark ORCID Adoption contest, ORCID-DE Privacy review, AAF ORCID Greenhouse and Vision 2020

1300    Regional Lunches with ORCID 

Enjoy a meal and sparkling conversation with ORCID staff and consortia in your region.

1400    Sessions by Participant Recommendation

1515    Coffee break

1530    Building a Community of Practice: The “ORCID Lifestyle”

"ORCID @ PTCRIS" presented by Joao Mendes Moreira iD (FCT), "The New Zealand ORCID Hub" presented by Jason Gush iD (Royal Society Te Apārangi), "The Italian ORCID Consortium" presented by Paola Gargiulo iD (CINECA), "ORCID-CA: The ORCID Canada Consortium" presented by Clare Appavoo iD (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

Consortia provide local relevance and global scalability. Each consortia has taken a specific journey to developing researcher awareness and adoption, and integration into research information systems.  Portugal started with a funder mandate and from that developed a consortium. Canada has a clear joint statement of principles and established governance group to work on national policies. Italy created a national platform.  New Zealand is developing a tool that can be used across a range of technical capabilities. What is the strategy for adoption? What are the goals? How has practice evolved?  Have challenges been technological and/or social? What are your key experiences?

1615    Discussion moderated by Celeste Feather iD (Lyrasis)

1700    Wrap Up: Linda O’Brien iD (Griffith University), Clifford Tatum iD (SURFmarket)

1745    Reception and Poster Session and light buffet dinner

January 18 Program

0900-1200: Open Conversations with ORCID staff and consortia leads (sign up during registration)

1200-1300: Lunch


The following hotels have been recommended by our co-host, FCT. 

NH Lisboa Campo Grande (1.8 km from the venue)

Marriott Lisbon (ORCID staff hotel) (2.8 km from the venue)

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon (3.3. km from the venue)

TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel (4.7 km from the venue)

Hotel Olissippo Oriente (4.7 km from the venue)

Hotel NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade (4.8 km from the venue)


Thank you to our co-host for making this event possible.


Questions? Please contact our events coordinator Stephanie Harley at s.harley (at) orcid.org.