ORCID Outreach Meeting - May 18, 2011, 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 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 meeting was co-sponsored by the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Office of the Provost.

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


  • 9:00 Welcome
  • 9:10 Howard Ratner, Organization Update slides
  • 9:30 Amy Brand, Business Working Group slides
  • 9:50 Brian Wilson, Technical Working Group slides
  • 10:10 Martin Fenner, Outreach Working Group slides
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Howard Ratner, Discussion ORCID Organization
  • 11:30 Ferdi Alimadhi, Harvard University and OpenScholar slides
  • 12:00 Lisa Schiff, California Digital Library (CDL) slides
  • 12:30 Gregg Gordon, SSRN slides
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 James Robert Griffin III and Thomas Krichel, Open Library Society slides
  • 2:30 Micah Altman, Harvard and Dataverse slides
  • 3:00 Todd Vision, NESCent and Dryad slides
  • 3:30 Break
  • 3:45 Tony Williams, ChemSpider and Royal Society of Chemistry slides
  • 4:15 Gudmundur Thorisson, Leicester University slides
  • 4:45 Martin Fenner, Discussion Data Citation and ORCID
  • 5:00 Howard Ratner, Closing Remarks


Those unable to attend can watch the webcast from 9 AM to 5 PM (broadcast audio and presentation slides).


May in the Harvard Square are can get very busy due to commencement related events, we therefore recommend that you book hotel rooms as early as possible. For a complete listing of area inns and hotels, see here. Irving House, Hotel Veritas and the Inn at Harvard are the options closest to the meeting location.

Further Info

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