ORCID Outreach Meeting - May 17, 2012, Boston, USA

Name ambiguity and attribution are persistent, critical problems embedded in the scholarly research ecosystem. The Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) Initiative represents a community effort to establish an open, independent registry that is adopted and embraced as the industry’s de facto standard.

ORCID Outreach Meetings (formerly Participant Meetings) take place about twice a year. They are a unique opportunity to learn about the progress of the ORCID initiative in person and to discuss relevant issues with the community.

The May 2012 Outreach Meeting was sponsored by Microsoft Research.

We provided WebEx and dial-in capabilities for those who could not attend in-person.


Morning: ORCID overview and status update

  • 09:30 Howard Ratner and Laure Haak, Introduction and ORCID Overview slides
  • 10:00 Geoff Bilder and Brian Wilson, Technical Update slides
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 Lunch

Afternoon: Stakeholder panels: Integration plans and status

  • 1:00 Funding Organizations, Moderator: Liz Allen
    Debbie Bucci: ScienCV: What is it, who is involved, and how could it interact with ORCIDs? slides
  • 1:30 Research Institutions: Assigning ORCIDs to Scholars, Moderator: Simeon Warner
    Richard Rogers: MIT slides
    Daniel Hook: Symplectic slides
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Parallel Developer Workshop, Moderator: Gudmundur Thorisson
  • 2:30 Break
  • 3:00 Keynote: Alex Wade, Microsoft Academic Search and ORCID slides
  • 3:30 Publishers: Manuscript Submission Workflow, Moderator: Craig Van Dyck
    • Veronique Kiermer: Nature Publishing Group slides
    • Chris Heid: Scholar One slides
    • Richard Wynne: Aries Systems slides
    • Mike Taylor: Elsevier slides
  • 4:30 Howard Ratner, Closing Remarks

Webcast and Twitter

Those unable to attend in person can participate via WebEx from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM for broadcast audio and viewing of the presentation slides (registration required). In addition there will be a webcast available without registration. We will also post updates via the @orcid_org Twitter account. Please use the hashtag #orcid7 for all tweets and other social media activities.

Hotel Information

Information about hotels near the meeting location, and in the Boston area can be found here.

Further Info

For questions about this or any other ORCID event, please contact [email protected].