ORCID Job Postings: Lead Developer and Technical Support Specialist

If you like the excitement of a start-up and the public service orientation of a non-profit, come join us as we gear up for the launch of the ORCID registry. ORCID is looking for a lead developer with back-end and mid-tier expertise, hands-on experience with record matching and disambiguation, and demonstrated ability leading teams and communicating with users and third-party developers.

What does an ORCID Identifier look like?

A number of organizations and individuals have been asking: what does an ORCID identifier look like?  The ORCID ID is a 16-digit number that is compatible with the ISO Standard (ISO 27729). ORCID IDs will be randomly assigned by the ORCID Registry and will be expressed as a URI. 

An example ORCID identifier would have the following structure: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3843-3472

Individuals will be able to register for an ORCID identifier at launch in October.

Registration for October 17 Outreach Meeting Now Open

The next Outreach Meeting will take place October 17 in Berlin, Germany and we have just opened the registration page at http://about.orcid.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=6. Registration is free and you can register for in-person or virtual attendence via WebEx. We are still working on the program, but this will be a very special meeting as the ORCID Registry will launch in October.

ORCID Launch Plan Announced

The ORCID Registry will go live in October, 2012.  At that time, individuals may register for a persistent ORCID ID and manage their ORCID record. In addition to the public Registry, included in the October release will be a public Application Programming Interface (API); and for members an authenticated API to create, edit, and view information stored in the ORCID Registry.  During the pre-launch phase we are working with institutions, publishers, manuscript tracking vendors, and funding bodies to ensure effective integration of ORCIDs into a variety of critical research workflows.

Become an ORCID member

When the ORCID service is launched later this year, individuals may create, manage and share their ORCID record without a membership fee.  Please register for our newsletter  to receive updates on the launch schedule.

Two new articles about ORCID

Nature News today has published an article about ORCID. Educause Review has published a paper written by Brian Wilson (Chair Technical Working Group) and Martin Fenner (Chair Outreach Working Group) in the May/June issue. Both articles are a status report of the ORCID initiative. 

Program for May 17 Outreach Meeting (almost) Complete

The May 17 Outreach Meeting is less than two weeks away and we look forward to talk to many of you in person or via WebEx. Today we have updated the program available here, with several presentations by ORCID Board members and staff in the morning, followed by three sessions focussing on funding organizations, research institutions, publishers, and a keynote.

ORCID API Documents Updated

The ORCID API documents have been updated to include details of the search API. The ORCID search API is based on SOLR, and will support all query syntaxes available in SOLR 3.6, including Lucene with SOLR extensions, DisMax, and Extended DisMax. Details of the API can be found in the Query API documentation . The implementation of the Search API will be released in the upcoming 1.0 release of the ORCID binary.