ORCID Outreach Meeting, Symposium on Research Attribution, and Codefest, May 2013

ORCID will host its biannual Outreach meeting on May 23, 2013 at St Anne’s College in Oxford, UK.  In the afternoon on the same day, we are partnering with Dryad to co-host "Getting Credit for your Work: A Symposium on Research Attribution". Participation is free but you must register for each event. We will provide WebEx and dial-in capabilities for those who can not attend in-person. Please choose tickets as appropriate on the shared registration site:

Registration for this event is now closed, please see below for slides and recordings from the sessions. For information about upcoming events see ORCID Events.

We are also hosting a CodeFest for developers under the theme "Connections", starting at 12pm on May 23 and ending mid-day on May 24.


Agendas and other event details are provided below.

The mission of ORCID is to provide an open, independent registry of persistent unique identifiers for researchers and scholars and automated linkages to research objects such as  publications, data sets, other identifies, grants, and patents. 


Outreach Meeting

May 23, 9:00-noon

ORCID hosts twice-yearly meetings for the research community to learn about the progress of the ORCID initiative, talk with integrators, and learn more about the tools available to embed ORCID iDs.  The Outreach meeting will be held in the Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St. Anne's College.

08:30 Coffee

09:00 Laure Haak, ORCID Executive Director. ORCID Status and Plans: Registry, Members, and Integrations

09:30 Rebecca Bryant, ORCID Director of Community. Overview of ORCID Outreach Initiatives

09:45 Laura Paglione, ORCID Technical Director. Review of ORCID Technical Resources and CodeFest Challange

10:15 Break

10:45 Integration Demos

12:00 Lunch (start of joint program with Dryad)


Joint ORCID - Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution

May 23, noon-17:30

While it seems that digitized scholarship should lead the way to better discoverability and attribution, the age-old problems still plague us:  confusion about names, siloed data, lack of or difficult communication between organizations.  This meeting, hosted jointly by Dryad and ORCID, provides a venue to discuss these issues and learn about the initiatives underway to to address them, including social aspects of attribution, the persistent identifiers for researchers and their work, and development of interoperable methods for storing and calling data. The Outreach meeting will be held in the Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St. Anne's College.

12:00 Lunch

13:00     Keynote 1: Johanna McEntyre - Europe PubMed Central | Video Note that the opening of the presentation is clipped

13:45     Keynote 2: David DeRoure - Oxford eResearch Centre | Video

14:30     Break

14:45 Panel 1: Tracking Across Data Types, Sources, and Organizations Video

15:45 Panel 2 : Attribution: Managing Provenance, Ethics, and Metrics Video

16:45 Discussion and Summing Up 

  • Moderator: Cameron Neylon

17:15 Reception

Dinner (self-pay) out in Oxford


CodeFest: Connections

May 23 - May 24

Meet ORCID technical staff, learn about our development resources, and bring your ideas for ORCID tools. The theme will be Connections, focusing on mash ups with the ORCID API. The CodeFest will start just after the ORCID Outreach meeting (see above), which we encourage you to attend to learn about ORCID development resources and to meet integrators. Participants are welcome to attend the reception for the Dryad-ORCID Symposium on Research Attribution (see above). The CodeFest will reconvene on May 24, 9am. We will end the event mid-day with presentations over lunch. Projects are posted here.

We will be awarding prizes!  The top contributors will be eligible for a trip to the ODIN CodeFest, October 16-17, at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.