Integrating ORCID identifiers at universities and research institutions

21-22 May 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA

ORCID hosted its biannual Outreach Meeting on May 21-22, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Links to slides and webinar presentations from the event are provided below. You may also view the posters from the event.

We also hosted a Codefest for developers, concurrent with the Outreach Meeting.

This event featured community sharing of integration best practices by universities and professional societies, particularly highlighting the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded Adoption and Integration Program projects.

Event program

Wednesday, May 21

08:00     Registration and continental breakfast

09:00     Welcome and opening remarks 

Joshua Greenberg, Director of Digital Information Technology, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Lon Kaufman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Illinois at Chicago

09:20     ORCID Status and Plans: Membership and registry growth / slides and video

Laure Haak, ORCID Executive Director

09:40     Resources for researchers and integrating organizations / slides and video

Rebecca Bryant, ORCID Director of Community

10:00     New and upcoming features and codefest goals / slides

Laura Paglione, ORCID Technical Director

10:30     BREAK

11:00     Panel discussion: Why ORCID?  Perspectives from the university community / video

Moderator: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation


12:30     Lunch

13:30     Codefest begins / Concurrent sessions

ORCID integration into researcher information systems / video

The ORCID identifier has been integrated into numerous researcher information system platforms available to the research community, providing the opportunity for improved data through disambiguation and reducing the time-consuming process of maintaining up-to-date records for both individuals and organizations. This session will feature a discussion of integration points, policy issues, data flow between systems, researcher participation, discovered opportunities, improved metrics and reporting, and demonstrations by universities and vendors.  

Moderator: David Baker, Executive Director, CASRAI


ORCID identifiers in repositories/ video

The ORCID identifier has been incorporated into numerous repository platforms. This session will offer a discussion of integration points, policy issues, data flow between systems, researcher participation, discovered opportunities, and demonstrations by universities, research organizations, and vendors.

Moderator: Salvatore Mele, Head of Open Access at CERN


  • Robin Haw, Scientific Associate and Reactome Outreach Coordinator, Department of Informatics and Bio-computing, OICR / slides
  • Rick Johnson, Co-Program Director, Digital Library Initiatives and Scholarship E-Research and Digital Initiatives, Notre Dame University / slides
  • Ann Campion Riley, Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services, University of Missouri Library / slides
  • Sarah Shreeves, Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), University Library. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / slides
  • Michael Witt, Head, Distributed Data Curation Center, Purdue University / slides

15:00     Break

15:30     Concurrent sessions

ORCID at professional associations

For scholarly societies, ORCID can help tie together siloed internal systems, including manuscript submission, membership management, author and reviewer databases, and conferences, improving an organizations ability to serve its members. This session will offer a discussion of integration points, policy issues, data flow between systems, researcher participation, discovered opportunities, and demonstrations by societies and vendors.  

Moderator: Bernard Rous, Director of Publications, Association for Computing Machinery


ORCID identifiers in access management/ video

Universities and other research organizations have begun utilizing the ORCID identifier to manage access to repositories and research information systems. This session will feature a discussion of integration opportunities, policy and privacy issues, and demonstrations by research organizations. 

Moderator: Ed Pentz, Executive Director, CrossRef


  • Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Chair of Internet2 MACE-Dir working group / slides
  • Jared Lyle, Director of Curation Services, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan / slides
  • Ken Okaya, Product Manager, Rightsholder Services, Copyright Clearance Center / slides
  • Doug Hahn, Senior Information Technology Manager, Texas A&M University / slides
  • Elaine Westbrooks, Associate University Librarian for Research, University of Michigan / slides

17:00     Reception and Posters

Thursday, 22 May 2014

08:00     Continental breakfast

09:00     Best practices in the promotion and creation of ORCID identifiers for faculty, staff, and students: outreach and policy / video

Institutional culture varies between universities and research institutes, necessitating a locally relevant approach to integration of ORCID identifiers.  In this session, institutions will share information about their decision-making, business planning, and strategies for communications and adoption within their communities. 

Moderator: Kristi Holmes, Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, and Outreach Lead, VIVO


  • Theodora Bakker, Associate Director Knowledge Informatics and Systems & Technology, New York University Langone Medical Center / slides
  • Gail Clement, Associate Professor & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Texas A&M University / poster
  • Christopher Shanahan, Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead, BU Profiles, Boston University School of Medicine / slides
  • Alix Keener, ORCID Project Manager, University of Michigan / slides
  • Sally Rumsey, Digital Research Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford / slides

10:30     Break

10:45     Best practices in the creation of ORCID identifiers for faculty, staff, and students: technical integration / video

Research organizations are creating ORCID iDs and integrating them into a variety of systems, from personnel databases, to directories, repositories, and university presses. In this session, organizations will share information and strategies on technical aspects of working with ORCID APIs, strategies for modifying internal systems to capture and store ORCID iDs, and interactions with other identifiers.

Moderator: Simeon Warner, Research Associate, Cornell University


12:00     Codefest reports and awarding of codefest prize

12:30     Adjourn

Adoption and Integration Program

Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the ORCID Adoption and Integration Program provides external funding for universities and science and social science professional associations to integrate ORCID identifiers, supports the collaborative elicitation and documentation of use cases and open source code, and establishes a collaborative venue for disseminating best practices. Nine A&I Project Partners will be sharing about their integration projects at the Outreach Meeting. 

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Special thanks

Special thanks to the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College and particularly to Theresa Christenson for helping us with arrangements for this event!


The ORCID Codefest 2014 took place congruent with the Outreach Meeting, at the same location, offering technical developers a chance to meet the ORCID technical team, learn about our development resources, and collaborate to create new ORCID tools.


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Speaker biographies

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