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Technical Working Group
Launch Partners Beta Group

We work with the community through ORCID technical working groups (TWGs) to define and refine how the Registry works. The purpose of the Launch Partner Program is twofold. It enables participants to influence the launch functionality and reliability of the launch solution and integrate with ORCID prior to launch. It also provides ORCID with valuable input to ensure a usable and complete solution at launch and a body of data available at launch. In many ways the Launch Partners Program is similar to a Beta program.

Expected time contribution

  • varies


  • Through October 2012

Current members

  • American Physical Society
  • Aries Systems
  • Boston University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • CrossRef
  • Elsevier (Scopus)
  • Faculty of 1000
  • figshare
  • Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • KNODE, Inc.
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • SafetyLit
  • Symplectic
  • Thomson Reuters
  • ImpactStory
  • Wellcome Trust

Getting involved

This group is no longer accepting applications for new members. To keep working groups as productive as possible, we cap the size, and try to ensure that membership reflects the diverse ORCID community. 

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in other working groups, please review the list of current groups.