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ORCID in Publishing

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 00:00 UTC

The publishing community has been involved with ORCID since the very beginning. Together with organizations from the association, funding, and research institution communities, we helped launch ORCID in 2012. We were early and enthusiastic adopters of ORCID, embedding iDs in our manuscript submission systems almost from the start, and leading the field in using ORCID to recognize peer-review activities.  Researchers are still most likely to use their iD in a publication workflow, and there are well over 32m works connected with ORCID records, representing more than 10m unique DOIs. Over 50 organizations -- from individual journals to major publishers like my own, Springer Nature -- have now signed the ORCID publishers’ open letter, committing to requiring iDs for authors and, critically, to following ORCID’s best practices.

ORCID in Publishing User Group

I’m therefore delighted that ORCID is launching an ORCID in Publishing User Group, open to everyone who is -- or is interested in -- using iDs in any form of publication workflow. It is intended as a venue for the publishing and vendor communities to discuss the next stages of ORCID adoption in publishing workflows: improving the user experience of ORCID in publishing; collecting iDs from all authors; pulling affiliation, resources and funding information from ORCID records; updating records with peer-review information; ORCID in books workflows; and more. After two useful meetings to discuss setting up a User Group for publishers -- during SSP’s annual meeting in May, and at a webinar in June -- it’s clear that there’s a lot of enthusiasm for the idea.

We will soon be launching an official community forum for the User Group, open to all (watch this space for details) and, based on feedback from the initial discussions, there will also be regular ORCID in Publishing webinars -- alternating between time zones to ensure everyone can participate -- on a range of publishing-related topics. Details will be posted on the community forum, as well as on the ORCID events page; all webinars are free to attend, and recordings will be made available after the event.

You can sign up for the first three webinars now:

August 2018 webinar (Americas/Europe/Middle East/Africa)

  • 28 August 2018, 9:00 AM EDT | 1:00 PM UTC (see the time in your timezone)
  • Developing and implementing an ORCID roadmap for your organization: Springer Nature
  • Registration

October 2018 webinar (Asia Pacific)

  • 9 October 2018, 9:00 AM EDT | 1:00 PM UTC (see the time in your timezone)
  • Developing and implementing an ORCID roadmap for your organization: Springer Nature
  • Registration

December 2018 webinar (Americas/Europe/Middle East/Africa)

ORCID is also celebrating Peer Review Week by holding two webinars on ORCID and peer review: September 10 (Americas/Europe/Middle East/Africa) and September 14 (Asia Pacific).

ORCID in Publishing Working Group

At the same time as starting the ORCID in Publishing User Group, we are launching an ORCID in Publishing Working Group, which I will Chair. This smaller team will sit alongside the existing ORCID Working Groups, including the Trust Working Group and the User Facilities and Publications Working Group. The ORCID in Publishing Working Group will drive practical steps to increase knowledge and adoption of new ORCID programmes and initiatives by the publishing community, and develop or extend ways for the publishing community to inform and support existing and new programmes and initiatives. The aim will be for the User Group and Working Group to work very closely together, with the User Group suggesting and discussing topics and ideas that can be refined and taken forward by the Working Group, as well as providing feedback on the Working Group’s recommendations. The Working Group will include representatives from the publishing community (for-profit and not-for-profit) and the publishing vendor community, and if you are interested in learning more please don’t hesitate to contact me.

ORCID resources for publishers

As well as the User Group and Working Group, ORCID has a number of useful resources for publishing organizations, including:

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for other resources that would be useful, please let us know.

ORCID at publishing meetings

As you probably know, the ORCID team attends a wide range of conferences and meetings every year. If you’re interested in learning more about ORCID in publishing, look out for ORCID staff at these upcoming events, and feel free to contact them to set up a meeting:

Get involved!

Whatever your organization type -- small or large; commercial or not-for-profit; startup or established -- if you’re interested in ORCID for publishing and would like to help achieve our shared vision, I warmly invite you to get involved,

Join the discussion on ORCID in publishing community! Share your success stories and challenges! Attend a webinar! And give us your feedback on current and potential future ORCID functionality for authors, reviewers, and publishers! To those who are already involved in these activities, thank you for your support and engagement, and we’ll look forward to seeing how much more progress we can make together.

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Building a Robust Research Infrastructure, One PID at a Time

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 12:45 UTC

Enabling a wide range of connections between ORCID iDs and other persistent identifiers (PIDs) is a key element of our strategic plan, vital to achieving our shared vision of a PID-enabled research infrastructure. But, to ensure that those connections are valuable to and trusted by the community, all identifiers in the ORCID Registry need to meet some basic requirements.

There are many types of identifiers and they offer different levels of utility.  At a basic level, a PID is exactly what you’d imagine -- a reference to a person, place, or thing, which can be used to uniquely identify them, in perpetuity. PIDs may be internal (i.e., for use within a single organization); proprietary (for use within a single system); or open (fully interoperable in any system). You probably won’t be surprised that, at ORCID, we like open PIDs the best, since they are the easiest to work with for everyone. However, we also welcome the use of proprietary PIDs, as long as they resolve to enough information to help determine uniqueness (see below), and can be shared under a CC0 license in our data files. Internal PIDs can also be added to ORCID records and shared in our data files, but we only allow them to be categorized as ”Non-standard ID from work data source” -- our way of saying internal accession number.

There are several other desirable characteristics which make some PIDs more useful for making trusted connections -- or assertions -- than others:

  • Resolvable PIDs: These are either URLs (links), or can be transformed into URLs, which  resolve directly to a document or a human-readable landing page using well-known rules. Generally ORCID expects this category of PIDs to also provide machine-readable metadata, but that is outside the strictest definitions.  Example: Requests For Comments (RFC) are assigned a PID. The ORCID Registry can use this PID to generate links to the webpage containing the RFC.  The identifier “rfc6750” becomes https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6750.
  • FAIR PIDs: These PIDs are not just resolvable, but can also be used to discover open, interoperable, well-defined metadata containing provenance information in a predictable manner.  They are openly governed for the benefit of the community. Example: DOIs are stored either as URLs “https://doi.org/10.1/123”, or simply “10.1/123”.  We present these to the user as links in the Registry and you can also follow those links to discover metadata describing the linked item.  DOIs are governed by the International DOI Foundation and the attached metadata is available under a CC0 license, meaning that it is open to everyone. The metadata contains information about the publisher, the publication, other authors, funding, and affiliation(s), all of which help establish the provenance of the item.  Other FAIR PIDs include arXiv identifiers, PubMed and PubMed Central identifiers and most ISBN identifiers.

As a benefit of membership, organizations can ask ORCID to support additional PID types in the ORCID Registry.  For example, a member could request that we add support for the PIDs they use for identifying samples or datasets in their geology database.  This enables links between the samples and the people who collected them. And, because all new PID types that we add must be at least resolvable, and preferably FAIR, those links are unambiguous, persistent over time, and actionable - benefitting the researcher, the member organization, and the wider community

Adding Your PID!

As a community organization, we want to ensure that ORCID supports the PIDs used by our members. We maintain a complete list of existing identifiers supported in the Registry, and invite ORCID members to use this form to request additional PIDs. We aim to respond to your request within 48 hours; please allow two weeks for your PID to be added.

Thank you for helping us build a robust research infrastructure, one PID at a time!

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Org ID: a recap and a hint of things to come

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 14:48 UTC

Note, this post is also published on the Crossref, CDL, and DataCite blogs

Over the past couple of years, a group of organizations with a shared purpose---California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID---have invested our time and energy into launching the Org ID initiative, with the goal of defining requirements for an open, community-led organization identifier registry.  The goal of our initiative has been to offer a transparent, accessible process that builds a better system for all of our communities. As the working group chair, I wanted to provide an update on this initiative and let you know where our efforts are headed.

Community-led effort

FIrst, I would like to summarize all of the work that has gone into this project, a truly community-driven initiative, over the last two years:

  • A series of collaborative workshops were held at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meeting in San Antonio TX (2016), the FORCE11 conference in Portland OR (2016), and at PIDapalooza in Reykjavik (2017).
  • Findings from these workshops were summarized in three documents, which we made openly available to the community for public comment:
    • Organization Identifier Project: A Way Forward (PDF)
    • Organization Identifier Provider Landscape (PDF)
    • Technical Considerations for an Organization Identifier Registry (PDF)
  • A Working Group worked throughout 2017 and voted to approve a set of recommendations and principles for ‘governance’ and ‘product’:
  • We then put out a Request for Information that sought expressions of interest from organizations to be involved in implementing and running an organization identifier registry.
  • There was a really good response to the RFI; reviewing the responses and thinking about next steps led to our most recent stakeholder meeting in Girona in January 2018, where ORCID, DataCite, and Crossref were tasked with drafting a proposal that meets the Working Group’s requirements for a community-led, organizational identifier registry.
Thank you

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this effort so far.  We’ve been able to make good progress with the initiative because of the time and expertise many of you have volunteered. We have truly benefited from the support of the community, with representatives from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; American Physical Society, California Digital Library, Cornell University, Crossref, DataCite, Digital Science, Editeur, Elsevier, Foundation for Earth Sciences, Hindawi, Jisc, ORCID, Ringgold, Springer Nature, The IP Registry, and U.S. Geological Survey involved throughout this initiative.  And we couldn't have done any of it without the help and guidance of our consultants, Helen Szigeti and Kristen Ratan.

The way forward

The recommendations from our initiative have been converted into a concrete plan for building a registry for research organizations.  This plan will be posted in the coming weeks.

The initiative’s leadership group has already secured start-up resourcing and is getting ready to announce the launch plan---more details coming soon.  

We hope that all stakeholders will continue to support the next phase of our work -- look for announcements in the coming weeks about how to get involved.  

As always, we welcome your feedback and involvement as this effort continues. Please contact me directly with any questions or comments at john.chodacki@ucop.edu. And thanks again for your help bringing an open organization identifier registry to fruition!

 

 

 

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ORCID and #PeerReviewWeek18

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 17:21 UTC

Helping researchers get recognition for all their contributions is an important part of our strategic goal to empower researchers and enrich and advance the research ecosystem. This, of course, includes peer review, which is at the heart of so many research workflows, from grant application to conference proposals to publication. We are therefore delighted to announce that we will again be helping celebrate the important role of peer review in research by participating in this year’s Peer Review Week.

Our plans include:

We warmly invite the ORCID community to join in our celebrations -- and we also encourage you to plan your own!

The 2018 Peer Review Week Organizing Committee (of which ORCID is a member) has created some great Peer Review Week Event In A Box resources that you are welcome to download and use/adapt. We are especially keen to involve organizations from outside of publishing, so if you’re affiliated with a funder, a research institution, or any other type of research organization, please join in the fun! Be sure to share your plans so that we can include them on the PRW calendar.

And we hope that you will all join in the celebrations on social media -- follow @PeerRevWeek and the hashtags #PeerReviewWeek18 and #PeerRevDiversityInclusion.

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ستة طرق لجعل أوركيد الخاص بك يعمل بالنسبة إليك!

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 19:07 UTC

تهانينا ، لقد قمت بالتسجيل في أوركيد! الخطوة التالية هي استخدام معرف أوركيد لبناء سجل أوركيد  الخاص بك. نحن نعرف أن آخر شيء تريده هو أن تقضي المزيد من الوقت في تحديث نظام آخر ، فلماذا لا تدع المنظمات والمنصات التي تتفاعل معها بالفعل تقوم بمعظم العمل بالنسبة لك؟ لن يؤدي ذلك إلى توفير الوقت فحسب ، بل يقلل أيضًا من مخاطر الأخطاء ، ويساعدك على ضمان الاتصالات الموثوقة بينك وبين مساهماتك البحثية وانتماءاتك. بعد كل شيء ، من هو أفضل من مؤسستك لتأكيد مكان عملك؟ أو المجلة الخاصة بك لتأكيد المقالات التي قمت بتأليفها؟

نوصي باتباع هذه الخطوات الستة السهلة لبناء سجل أوركيد موثوق - بينما بالكاد رفع الإصبع (الرقمي)!

١. التحقق من الإنتماء إلى مؤسستك. استخدم معرف أوركيد الخاص بك كلما طُلب منك ذلك في نظام تثق به - نظام إدارة معلومات البحث في مؤسستك ، أو تقديم المخطوطة أو نظام تقديم المنح ، على سبيل المثال. ستطلب منك عمليات دمج أوركيد تسجيل الدخول إلى حساب أوركيد الخاص بك للتحقق من  معرف أوركيد الخاص بك. في الوقت نفسه ، سيطلب منك العديد منهم بالتفويض لهم للوصول إلى سجلك. قل نعم! عندئذ سيكون بإمكانهم إضافة معلومات إلى سجل أوركيد الخاص بك والاحتفاظ بها محدثة نيابة عنك. وهذا يعني أنه على سبيل المثال ، يمكن لمؤسستك إضافة معلومات الارتباط الخاصة بك - بما في ذلك تاريخ البدء - وتحريرها إذا قمت بنقل الأقسام أو مغادرة المؤسسة. ستظهر مؤسستك كمصدر لتلك المعلومات. يمكنك اختيار إلغاء الوصول عبر إعدادات حساب أوركيد في أي وقت إذا كنت بحاجة إلى ذلك.

٢. تحديثات تلقائية للسجل الخاص بك أثناء نشره. تخويل كروس رف و / أو داتا سايت - مقدمي معرف الكائن الرقمي الرئيسيين للمنشورات البحثية - لتحديث السجل الخاص بك تلقائيا كلما قمت بنشر مقال مجلة أو مجموعة بيانات. سيطلب كروس رف الحصول على إذن منك بعد قبول الورقة - ابحث عن رسالة بريد إلكتروني منه ، وعندما يُطلب منك ذلك ، قم بتسجيل الدخول إلى حساب أوركيد الخاص بك وقم بتفويضه لتحديث السجل الخاص بك. يمكنك تنشيط ميزة التحديث التلقائي في داتا سايت بنفسك ، بصرف النظر عن عملية النشر. قم ببساطة بإعداد ملف تعريف داتا سايت وتمكين وظيفة التحديث التلقائي لأوركيد. بعد ذلك ، سيتم تحديث سجل أوركيد تلقائيًا في كل مرة يتم فيها نشر أحد أعمالك. سيظهر كروس رف أو داتا سايت كمصدر للمعلومات. في كثير من الأحيان يتم تحديث السجل الخاص بك قبل نشر المقال!

٣. تواصل مع أعمالك الحالية. استخدم أدوات البحث والربط لأوركيد. لقد قامت إحدى عشر من المنظمات الأعضاء لدينا حتى الآن بإنشاء هذه الأدوات ، والتي تمكنك من ربط أعمالك بسرعة وسهولة بالسجل الخاص بك. يمكنك استيراد معلومات من بعض أكبر قواعد البيانات ، مثل البيانات الوصفية و ريسرشرأي د ومعرف سكوبس من قواعد بيانات مثل بوب مد المركزية و قائمة المراجع العالمية م.ل.أ و / أو قواعد البيانات الخاصة بالبلد و / أو اللغة ، مثل أريتري و كوريا مد و ريداليك. حدد خيار البحث والربط ضمن إضافة أعمالك في قسم الأعمال في سجل أوركيد الخاص بك ، واختر قاعدة البيانات التي تريد الاتصال بها ، ومنح الإذن لها بالوصول إلى سجل أوركيد وتحديثه. ستعرض عليك قائمة بالمنشورات التي تتطابق مع المعلومات الموجودة في سجلك ، ويمكنك ببساطة المطالبة بتلك المطبوعات التي تمتلكها. سوف تظهر على الفور في سجل أوركيد الخاص بك ، مع قاعدة البيانات ذات الصلة تظهر كمصدر.

٤. تواصل مع المنح الحالية الخاصة بك. استخدم أداة البحث والبحث في  أوبر ريسيرش. يعمل هذا بنفس الطريقة التي تعمل بها أدوات البحث و الوصل للأعمال ، مما يتيح لك ربط منحك وجوائزك بسرعة وسهولة بالسجل الخاص بك. انقر على خيار البحث وصله في قسم تمويل السجل الخاص بك، حدد  أوبر ويزرد لأوركيد يأذن الوصول إلى السجل الخاص بك والمطالبة المنح الخاصة بك بالطريقة نفسها كما تفعل أعمالك. سيتم عرض المصدر على هيئة أوبر ريسيرش.

٥. قم بتوصيل ملفات التعريف الحالية بسجل أوركيد الخاص بك. هل لديك بالفعل ملف تعريف ريسرشرأي د أو معرف سكوبس؟ ماذا عن كودس أو لووب أو مندلاي أو بوبلون؟ لقد مكنتك هذه الأنظمة وغيرها من الباحثين من توصيل المعلومات منها بسجل أوركيد الخاص بك. كل منها يعمل بشكل مختلف بعض الشيء ، ولكن في جميع الحالات ، سيتاح لك خيار ربط  معرف أوركيد بملفك الشخصي ويطلب منك منح إذن لتحديث سجل أوركيد الخاص بك. لا حاجة لإعادة نفس البيانات! قد تجد أن الأعمال نفسها تتم إضافتها إلى سجل أوركيد الخاص بك عدة مرات ؛ إذا كان الأمر كذلك ، فسنعمل على تجميعها تلقائيًا عن طريق المعرف. إذا لم يكن هناك معرف ، فيمكنك اختيار تجميعها يدويًا إذا كنت ترغب في ذلك.

٦. قم بربط  معرف أوركيد الخاص بك مع مؤسستك لتسجيل الدخول بيانات الاعتماد. وفر وقتك وخفّض خطر فقدان الوصول إلى حسابك في أوركيد عن طريق ربط  معرف أوركيد الخاص بك بتسجيل الدخول المؤسسي الخاص بك. يمكنك أيضًا الاتصال بحسابك على فايسبوك و / أو ڤوڤل. وهذا يعني كلمة مرور واحدة يجب تذكرها وتضمن أيضًا أن لديك أكثر من طريقة للوصول إلى حساب أوركيد الخاص بك. اعرف المزيد هنا.

المزيد من الأنظمة تتصل بـأوركيد كل أسبوع. ابحث عن رمز  معرف أوركيد الأخضر في أنظمة البحث التي تستخدمها.

فريق أوركيد.

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Technology + Engagement = Infrastructure Sustainability

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 - 13:47 UTC

As a community organization, the financial support of our members is critical for our sustainability. In addition, to deliver on our mission, we also need to ensure that ORCID iDs are fully embedded in the global research ecosystem: that iDs are widely adopted by researchers and they can use their iD in all of their research workflows. This requires organizations -- non-members and, in particular, members -- to implement ORCID technology according to best practices. It also requires all organizations to encourage the use of ORCID in their own communities through engagement and outreach.

In Spreading the ORCID Word: Helping You Help Us, we looked at how we are supporting your engagement and outreach efforts. Today, we are focusing on ORCID technology, a critical element if we are to  achieve our shared vision, of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time.   

We recognize that, even for large organizations, having access to the technology resources needed to integrate ORCID can be challenging. For smaller organizations it’s even more difficult.  This is a non-trivial issue, and one that we embrace on a daily basis, in every team, in every region. How, then, can we make progress? We are taking a three-pronged approach to supporting the ORCID community as you work to integrate iDs in your systems and workflows.

  1. Regional Approach. We are committed to supporting our community where you are. To this end, early on we created three regional teams to serve and build communities in the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia-Pacific. These teams provide in situ technology and community support, and are also responsible for regional engagement: establishing and supporting regional partnerships, member integrations, and user adoption.
  2. Consortia Approach. To scale globally, while also respecting local research practice and policies, we worke with our now 18 ORCID consortia to foster communities, common purpose, and collaborative action on digital transformation policies. Each consortium is responsible for supporting their own community, typically through one or more full- or part-time community managers, who we train and work closely with, to ensure best practices are applied in the consortia. In turn they serve as critical communication channels, enabling us to better understand -- and meet -- their community’s needs.
  3. Partner Approach. To make it easier for the community to adopt and implement ORCID, we are working increasingly closely with technology companies to embed ORCID in their products and services, which are used by many of our members. Our Collect and Connect program clearly indicates which of these products and services meet our best practices, which in turn reduces implementation barriers for our members. It also enables us to highlight exemplar partner integrations to demonstrate the impact of adoption.   
Members as Partners in the ORCID Mission

To achieve our mission, we need to partner with our members on the responsible -- and responsive - use of ORCID APIs and communication resources.  Integration goals for each community sector - publishers, employers, and funders -- are articulated in the ORCID Collect & Connect program, providing our regional teams and our members a solid foundation to build upon. But to be successful, we also need to take the time to understand our members’ individual goals, and to work with them on an implementation action plan they can follow to achieve their goals for integrating ORCID.

This includes:

  • Understanding. The member understands the technology requirements for effective use of ORCID, and has developed an implementation action plan
  • Implementation. The member has implemented ORCID in one or more research workflows that meet the Collect & Connect program guidelines
  • Benefit. The member is able to measure benefit of ORCID implementation
Which Community Actions are Mission Critical?

Researchers, research systems, and especially members, each have a role to play in helping ORCID -- and our community -- to be successful,:

  • Researchers need to register for, use, and share your iD when prompted or required to do so
  • Research systems should collect and display authenticated IDs (and other publicly available information from ORCID records)
  • Members must support and implement ORCID following Collect and Connect best practices, including updating ORCID records with iD-ID connections, and clearly identifying the source metadata: item source, assertion source, record source. Each sector has a specific role to play, with information they can specifically provide to support the open sharing of trusted research information: affiliation information (typically shared by employers), authored contributions (publishers), and award/grant information (funders).
Measuring Progress toward our Mission

How can we track progress toward achieving our mission?  As of today, we have over five million users, and more than 900 members with 580 integrations. To maximize the value of these integrations for members, users, and the wider community, we need to make sure that researchers can use their iD to make connections with their affiliations and contributions, and that members are enabling the collection of iDs and the creation and sharing of trusted connections.  These are some of the questions we ask to measure our progress:

  • Are our members integrating? Total number of members and members with at least one Collect and Connect badge
  • Are our members collecting iDs the right way? Number of member systems collecting authenticated iDs; total and by sector and region
  • Are our members creating and sharing connections? Number of members adding iD-ID connections to ORCID records, and total count of connections 
  • Are researchers using these integrations? As well as the overall statistics we share on our website weekly and in our annual report, we also monitor activity by integration (shared with individual members in regular reports) and by type of record item (affiliations, works, peer review, resources)

 

In addition to these quantitative measures, we also survey our members and users; and we listen, listen, listen to what you have to say - in webinars, regional meetings, other events, and in a variety of information channels.   Let us know how we are doing!  

 

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Spreading the ORCID Word: Helping You Help Us

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 - 11:18 UTC

This week we are delighted to welcome our five millionth ORCID registrant, a researcher in Hungary -- an important and exciting milestone to reach less than six years after our October 2012 launch! We appreciate your help in keeping these numbers growing, to benefit researchers, your organization, and the wider research community.

Milestones

Ensuring that researchers don’t just register for an iD, but that they also use and share it, is critical to achieving our vision. So we are equally excited to announce that we have also recently reached -- or are about to reach* -- a number of other key milestones:

  • 30 million works connected to ORCID record
  • 20 million works added to records by members
  • 2 million records with at least one external ID
  • 1.5 million records with at least one education item
  • 1 million:
    • works auto-updated in ORCID records by Crossref
    • records with at least one work
    • records with at least one employment item
    • person identifiers on ORCID records
    • keywords on ORCID records
  • 500k records with at least one funding item
  • 350k records with at least one other name
  • 125k researchers using social or institutional sign in
  • 500 systems where researchers can use their iD
  • 250 countries where researchers are using ORCID
Engaging researchers

Integrating ORCID into your organization’s research information system(s) is, of course, an essential part of this. But so, too, is encouraging your researchers to use their iD to connect information to their record, including giving permission to trusted organizations (ORCID members) to read and update their record. This ensures that researcher consent is respected and saves everyone time and hassle, helping to achieve the ORCID mantras of researcher control and enter once, reuse often.

While we interact directly with researchers ourselves, we also rely on our member organizations and other ORCID supporters to help. We know this is a big ask, and that’s why we’ve created all sorts of useful outreach resources.

We also love to share examples of successful ORCID outreach campaigns. Today, we are delighted to feature some great examples from our most recent communication webinars (you can access the full recordings here: Middle East/Africa/Europe/Americas and Asia-Pacific).

Example 1: Consortia resources

Several ORCID consortia have put together their own set of localized ORCID resources. Although these are primarily intended for consortium members, they are well worth a look as a great source of inspiration!

  • The Royal Society Te Aparangi, which leads the New Zealand consortium, hosts a sharespace of information, resources, example outreach plans and strategy, templates, and more. They’ve also made available sample email communications templates in the user guide for the ORCID NZ Hub, and a Welcome to the NZ ORCID Consortium booklet which gives an overview of resources and how to plan a communications strategy around ORCID.
  • The ORCID Germany consortium has set up a hub for their members, with German-language translations of ORCID outreach resources, a plan for setting up your institution’s ORCID information pages, and example user communications from the region.
  • The ORCID Australia consortium has a comprehensive set of resources, including these communication and outreach materials and examples.
Example 2: Custom videos

A number of ORCID members have created their own videos, to walk researchers through how and why to use their iD in the organization’s system(s). Three great examples:

Example 3: ORCID at Otago

Otago University is a great example of a university using our template communications campaign to develop their own outreach plan, including emails from the Deputy Vice Chancellor of  Research & Enterprise, as well as Subject Librarians; the creation of an ORCID at Otago webpage; videos; a competition; giveaways (pens and bookmarks); and pop-up information stalls and posters around the university

More great examples of community outreach campaigns are featured in Six Examples of Creative Promotion of ORCID by Libraries.

Share what you are doing

We greatly appreciate the individuals and organizations who help us to share our vision. If you’ve implemented a successful ORCID outreach campaign, please let us know! We’d love to feature it here on the ORCID blog, on social media, on our website, in presentations, or in a future communications webinar.

Thank you!

*Numbers in italics have not yet been reached. We expect to reach them in the next few weeks.

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Last Call for 2019 ORCID Board Recommendations

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - 00:00 UTC

The ORCID community is growing and diversifying in exciting ways, and we want the Board to reflect these dynamics.

The Nominating Committee, which I have the pleasure of chairing this year, will soon be drawing up a slate of new Board members for based on member recommendations. We will take into account sector, region, skills, and non-profit status requirements, to ensure a balanced representation of Board members, as established in the ORCID bylaws. The Board is also looking for individuals who can bring a mix of skills to the organization - technical, financial, non-profit management, research office, data protection, library, data protection/privacy, and more.

Do you or someone you know at an ORCID member organization meet these requirements? Are you passionate about improving the research infrastructure by helping us achieve our vision of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their works and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time? Do you want to get involved with our thriving young global organization?

If so, please be sure to complete this nomination form by close of business on August 1.

More information about the Nominating Committee, the timetable and process, and Board member responsibilities can be found on our About Board Elections page. You’re also welcome to contact us directly with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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ORCID in Publishing: A Conversation

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 00:00 UTC

As we described in an earlier post, one of our projects this year is to reduce the data entry effort for researchers as they interact with information systems - such as when submitting a paper or applying for funding.  We are focusing our work in specific communities, in particular funders and publishers. 

  Kicking off the conversation

Publishing - whether in print or in a conference presentation - is how research findings are disseminated. The publishing community was an early supporter of ORCID: publishers were among the first to incorporate ORCID iDs into their workflows, and they have also played a leadership role in developing best practices for doing so.

We are deepening our engagement with the publishing community through working groups -- including, most recently, one on User Facilities and Publications -- and in-person workshops, such as our recent in-person breakfast meeting at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) conference in Chicago, which was attended by representatives from over 30 publishers, associations, and service providers. We reviewed how ORCID is incorporated into existing publishing workflows, and also explored how the ORCID Registry and services can enable new workflows, for example, to enable authors to easily connect publications to the funding and research resources that help make the research possible.

Just as a key component of our ORBIT program is working with funders to help them reduce researcher burden in applying for and reporting on grants, so the ORCID for Research Resources effort is enabling researchers to easily share information about the research facilities, collections, and equipment they have used to do their research. Sharing this information via ORCID allows funders and resources a measure of control over how their grant is cited, and it also means that researchers can easily share these citations as they submit manuscripts.  At the SSP meeting, we discussed with publishers how to not just collect an ORCID iD from an author, but also to use the ORCID APIs to present data from an author’s ORCID record, and allow the author to select which funding, affiliation, and/or resources are relevant to the paper. These citations would be stored in the paper as additional metadata, and would be available to support seamless, “hands off” post-award reporting, thereby significantly reducing reporting burdens for researchers.

How you can get involved

It will take a community to make this vision a reality! The SSP breakfast meeting was just a start, and we invite everyone who is interested in building these workflows to join an ORCID user group for publishing and publishing services organizations.  We will be launching this group at a webinar on 28 June,  where you can learn more about ORCID in publishing workflows. If you are interested in learning more, but unable to attend, please register anyway -- we will share a recording of the webinar with you and keep you directly informed about future updates.

ORCID in publishing: establishing a user group

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Brasil na liderança da pesquisa aberta

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 15:18 UTC

Este post foi escrito em co-autoria com Laure Haak, Diretora Executiva da ORCID

A pesquisa brasileira está se tornando mais visível internacionalmente. O número de artigos publicados aumentou substancialmente, com um crescimento médio de 10,7% ao ano, taxa cinco vezes superior à média mundial, levando o país para o top 15 em termos de produtividade em pesquisa. Grande parte desse crescimento pode ser atribuído a políticas e programas governamentais inovadores, que apoiam tanto projetos de pesquisa, quanto a infraestrutura de informação necessária para a colaboração e a disseminação de resultados. Neste artigo descrevemos o lançamento do Consórcio Brasileiro ORCID no contexto da liderança brasileira em pesquisa aberta.

O Consórcio Brasileiro ORCID      

Entre as organizações responsáveis ​​pelo apoio ao crescimento da pesquisa brasileira e sua visibilidade internacional estão os membros fundadores e organizações líderes do Consórcio Brasileiro ORCID, oficialmente lançado em maio, na CAPES: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq, Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa - CONFAP, Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia - IBICT, Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO e Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa - RNP. Os eslides do evento de lançamento estão disponíveis na página da CAPES.

Iniciativas-chave brasileiras

As organizações no Consórcio ORCID estão todas liderando iniciativas-chave em informação, incluindo:

  • Plataformas SciELO e Portal de Periódicos Cape. Nos últimos 15 anos, a comunidade científica brasileira tem acesso à melhor informação científica disponível no Brasil e no mundo, da maneira mais ampla e aberta. Em um país com dimensões continentais e grandes desigualdades, esse amplo acesso ao texto completo é fundamental para a produção de pesquisas de alta qualidade.
  • Plataforma Lattes do CNPq. Este foi o primeiro sistema nacional de perfis de pesquisadores, sobre o qual muitos outros foram modelados internacionalmente. Ter um perfil nessa plataforma é obrigatório para todo pesquisador solicitando um subsídio, tornando este banco de dados extremamente completo e uma ferramenta eficaz de colaboração e avaliação.
  • Plataforma Sucupira da CAPES. Os Programas de Pós-Graduação desempenham um papel central na produção de pesquisas de alta qualidade no Brasil. A CAPES avalia esses Programas a cada quatro anos por meio de um sistema muito completo de avaliação, incluindo a ferramenta Sucupira, que recebe contribuições dos currículos Lattes do pesquisador.
  • Avaliação Qualis da CAPES e Diretrizes do SciELO. Essas duas iniciativas visam melhorar a qualidade dos periódicos brasileiros, através da orientação aos Editores na implementação de melhores práticas e processos de profissionalização, de acordo com padrões internacionais e de ética na publicação científica. Eles também apoiam a avaliação e indexação de periódicos científicos.
  • Programa CAPES Ciência sem Fronteiras. A mobilidade e colaboração dos pesquisadores é um fator-chave da pesquisa produzida em todos os países. Esse programa da CAPES possibilitou que a ciência brasileira fosse mais visível do que nunca nos últimos anos. Não só cientistas brasileiros viajaram para outros países graças ao Programa, mas o Brasil tornou-se mais atraente para pesquisadores estrangeiros, e os resultados dessas colaborações poderão ser vistos nas publicações em co-autoria nos próximos anos.
  • RNP CAFe. Pesquisadores são formados e treinados em instituições acadêmicas. A CAFe fornece um sistema nacional de gerenciamento de identidade para instituições de ensino e pesquisa, para que os pesquisadores possam acessar os serviços de sua instituição e de outras organizações participantes de onde quer que estejam. Serviços de ensino à distância, acesso a publicações científicas e atividades colaborativas estão entre os maiores beneficiários da infraestrutura oferecida pelas federações.
Infraestrutura tecnológica

Subjacente a essas políticas e programas está uma infraestrutura tecnológica que dá suporte ao compartilhamento de informações entre sistemas. A CAFe é um exemplo muito claro dessa infraestrutura, permitindo que os usuários acessem informações em vários sites de universidades e institutos de pesquisa com um único nome de usuário e senha. Outro exemplo é o uso de Identificadores de Objetos Digitais (DOIs) na plataforma de publicação SciELO, que permite a fácil resolução do artigo científico, além de garantir a persistência do documento. Mais recentemente, pesquisadores brasileiros também vêm adotando o uso da ORCID, um identificador aberto para indivíduos envolvidos em pesquisa. Mais de 100.000 pesquisadores brasileiros se registraram para uma ORCID iD, e o país possui o sexto maior uso do Registro ORCID, globalmente.

Objetivo internacional

Essas mesmas organizações que apoiaram o surgimento da pesquisa brasileira no cenário global, novamente têm a oportunidade de desempenhar um papel de liderança em pesquisa aberta, desta vez incluindo as IDs ORCID nas infraestruturas de informações de pesquisa nacionais. Agora é possível que os pesquisadores combinem suas ORCID iD com suas credenciais de login da CAFe; e a Unesp, Unicamp e USP iniciaram projetos para integrar as IDs ORCID com sistemas de diretórios universitários - medidas para permitir que universidades compartilhem informações de afiliação para que os pesquisadores possam usar ao submeter um trabalho ou ao pedir subsídio. O SciELO começou a coletar IDs ORCID dos autores usando sua plataforma de publicação, e mais de sessenta revistas brasileiras estão solicitando IDs ORCID dos autores que submetem trabalhos através do SciELO. O CNPq está avaliando como usar a ORCID em seu sistema de CV Lattes. E a CAPES está pensando em como usar a ORCID, incluindo o uso em seus programas internacionais.

A integração da ORCID nos sistemas-chave de publicação, financiamento e de perfis das organizações de ensino e pesquisa brasileiros apoiará os objetivos de pesquisa aberta em escala nacional. Uma abordagem nacional da ORCID oferece outra oportunidade para o Brasil ser líder no cenário mundial, expandindo a adoção nacional da ORCID em todos os setores da comunidade de pesquisa que, até o momento, envolvia principalmente organizações de pesquisa. Uma abordagem intersetorial coordenada permitirá a interoperabilidade e o compartilhamento de dados em sistemas de informações de pesquisa, melhorando a qualidade dos dados, a possibilidade de serem acessados em escala nacional, e reduzindo a carga de pesquisadores e administradores no gerenciamento de currículos e relatórios de resultados de pesquisa.

Nesse cenário, os pesquisadores brasileiros poderão compartilhar sua ID com sua organização de afiliação (via CAFe) e receber, por sua vez, uma prova eletrônica de afiliação a essa organização (através do diretório da organização), juntamente com o nome e o identificador da organização (OID). Os pesquisadores podem usar essas informações (pessoa/ORCID + afiliação/OID) ao submeter um artigo (via SciELO ou muitas outras plataformas de publicação); e quando o artigo for publicado, receber uma declaração eletrônica de autoria (pessoa/ORCID + documento/DOI + editor/OID), que pode ser facilmente compartilhada com a instituição de origem ou a agência financiadora do pesquisador por meio de uma API. Da mesma forma, o pesquisador pode compartilhar suas informações eletrônicas quando submeter um pedido de subsídio (via CNPq/CAPES), e quando o subsídio for concedido, receber uma declaração eletrônica (pessoa/ORCID + bolsa/DOI + financiadora/OID). Quando um pesquisador interage com sistemas de informações de pesquisa confiáveis, ele tanto inclui verificação nessa conexão quanto reduz o trabalho necessário para que os pesquisadores gerenciem suas informações. Enquanto isso, os pesquisadores controlam quando usam seu ORCID iD e com quem compartilham suas informações.

O que vem por aí?

Seguindo o lançamento do Consórcio brasileiro ORCID, estamos ansiosos para trabalhar com a comunidade de pesquisa brasileira para ajudar a tornar essa visão uma realidade. Parte desse esforço será de garantir que as necessidades da comunidade sejam entendidas, e que os serviços da ORCID sejam usados ​​seguindo as melhores práticas. Algumas organizações - incluindo Unesp, Unicamp, USP, SciELO e Fiocruz já começaram. E há um apoio claro de todos os setores para aumentar a adoção e uso da ORCID no Brasil, como mostram estes comentários de participantes do lançamento:

“Nosso objetivo é mudar a realidade de falta de integração e replicação de informações, e ter sistemas que operem de forma integrada, com o uso de identificadores padrão, diminuindo o trabalho manual e aumentando a qualidade dos dados. No que diz respeito à CAPES, a adoção da ORCID nos sistemas de informação será um ganho importante em agilidade e qualidade. Pretendemos que isso se dê principalmente na Plataforma Sucupira, que registra dados de programas de pós-graduação, em sistemas de concessão de bolsas e fomento e nos sistemas de editais de projetos internacionais. Contudo, isso não representa todo o ‘ecossistema’ de informações em pesquisa. Entendemos ser fundamental a participação de outros atores que detêm informações pertinentes à completude do universo da pesquisa no Brasil. Por isso, a proposta do consórcio.” Talita Moreira, Coordenadora-geral de Atividades de Apoio à Pós-Graduação, Diretoria de Avaliação, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES

“Em minha opinião, o Brasil precisa urgentemente criar mecanismos de maior e melhor conexão com o mundo via processo de internacionalização do seu ensino superior, C,T&I e o meio mais fácil é a integração de bases. A ORCID será um dos mais importantes instrumentos nesse sentido.” Geraldo Nunes Sobrinho, Diretor de Programas e Bolsas no País, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES

“O evento representou uma oportunidade para fortalecer o consórcio de agências nacionais que buscam intensificar a integração de bases de dados. A utilização do ORCID, nesse sentido, é ao mesmo tempo um desafio e um catalisador para a pretendida integração.” José Ricardo de Santana, Diretor de Cooperação Institucional, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq

“A perspectiva de adoção generalizada do ORCID pelos pesquisadores do Brasil contribuirá para maior controle e visibilidade das pesquisas com ganhos para os pesquisadores, instituições e o para o Brasil como um todo. Para os periódicos haverá um aperfeiçoamento do controle de qualidade.” Abel Packer, Diretor do Scientific Library Online, SciELO Brasil

“A iniciativa de aproximação da ORCID, por meio de um consórcio, das principais agências brasileiras de ensino, pesquisa e desenvolvimento tecnológico evidencia a maneira como a informação e o acesso a ela deve ser tratado. Estes grandes bancos de dados contendo dados de pesquisadores, suas áreas de atuação, recursos recebidos, publicações, entre outras, representam um patrimônio nacional, o qual deve ser gerido de maneira adequada, para se evitar fraudes e ações anti-éticas, bem como garantir um acesso rápido e seguro, evitando-se retrabalho na hora de preencher enormes formulários. Acreditamos que a ABEC tem o dever de ajudar a construir esta maneira de tratar a informação em nosso século e a ORCID vem para nos dar esta garantia de uniformidade global, aliada à segurança destes dados.” Rui Seabra, Presidente da Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos, ABEC

“O Consórcio Brasileiro ORCID, além de dar visibilidade internacional à pesquisa, promete efetivar a integração de sistemas de informação acadêmica e científica, iniciativa tão aguardada pelos pesquisadores brasileiros.” Elisabeth Adriana Dudziak, Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas - DT/SIBi, Universidade de São Paulo, USP

“O evento sobre o Consórcio ORCID foi um sucesso e agregou bastante conhecimento, sobretudo, para para nós, profissionais da informação. O Consórcio será um ganho pesquisa brasileira!” Fabiana de Oliveira Silva, Diretora do Sistema de Bibliotecas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, UFU

Mais informação: Fotografias
  1. Agentes chave da ciência brasileira são membros fundadores do consórcio e participaram do evento: CAPES, CNPq, IBICT, CONFAP, SCIELO e RNP (Foto: Haydée Vieira - CCS/CAPES)
  2. Ana Heredia e Talita Moreira, da ORCID e da CAPES, respectivamente (Foto: Laure Haak - ORCID)

     

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Brazilian Leadership in Open Research

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 15:20 UTC

This post was co-authored with Laure Haak, ORCID's Executive Director

Brazilian research is becoming more visible internationally. The number of articles published has increased substantially, with an average growth of 10.7 % per year, a rate five times higher than the world average, moving the country into the top 15 in terms of research productivity. Much of this growth can be traced to progressive government policies and programs that support both research projects and the information infrastructure needed for collaboration and dissemination of results.  

In this post, we describe the launch of the ORCID Brazil consortium in the context of Brazilian leadership in open research.

ORCID Brazil Consortium

Among the organizations responsible for supporting the growth of Brazilian research and its international visibility are several of the founder members of the ORCID Brazil consortium as well as the consortium lead organization (RNP). The Brazil consortium officially launched in May, at an event hosted by CAPES.  Slides from the launch event are available on the CAPES page.

  • CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) - a funding agency under the Ministry of Education and plays a fundamental role in the evaluation of stricto sensu (master's and doctorate) postgraduate courses. CAPES also invests in the formation of high-level resources in the country and abroad, as well as the promotion of international scientific cooperation.
  • CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) - a funding agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication. It manages the national Lattes Platform, which integrates CV, Research Groups and Institutions databases in a unique information system. The Lattes Platform comprises over 3.5M curriculum vitae as it is mandatory for all researchers applying for a grant at the national and regional funding agencies.
  • CONFAP (Brazilian National Council for the State Funding Agencies) - a non-profit organization articulating the interests of the twenty-six Brazilian state funding agencies.
  • IBICT (Brazilian Institute Science and Technology Information) - an organization under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, responsible for providing curated, organized and validated information on science and technology at the national level. IBICT promotes the development of resources and infrastructure for the production, share and integration of scientific and technological knowledge, and has two experiences on systems interoperability: the Brazilian Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations and the Brazilian Portal of Scientific Open Access Publications.
  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) - a bibliographic database, digital library, and cooperative electronic publishing model of open access journals. SciELO Brasil currently indexes 289 scientific journals across all research areas.
  • RNP (National Research and Educational Network) - the consortium lead organization. RNP’s primary responsibility is to promote technological development, creating innovative services and projects and training professionals by providing advanced network infrastructure that facilitates collaborative research. RNP is linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications and maintained by them, together with the Ministries of Education, Culture, Health, and Defense.
Key Brazilian initiatives

The organizations in the ORCID consortium are all leading key research information initiatives, including:

  • SciELO and Capes Portal de Periódicos Platforms. For the last 15 years, the Brazilian research community has been provided access to the best scientific information available in the world, in the most wide and open way. In a country with continental dimensions and big inequalities, this wide access to full-text is key to the production of high-quality research.
  • CNPq Lattes Platform. This was the first national researcher profile system, upon which many others have been modelled internationally. Having a profile in this platform is mandatory for each researcher applying for a CNPq grant, making this database extremely complete and an effective collaboration and evaluation tool.
  • CAPES Sucupira Platform. The Post-Graduation Programs play a central role in the production of high-quality research in Brazil. CAPES evaluates these Programs every three years through a very complete system of evaluation, including the Sucupira tool, which receives input from the individual researcher’s Lattes CV.
  • CAPES Qualis Evaluation and SciELO Guidelines. These two initiatives aim at improving the quality of Brazilian research journals, through guiding editors in implementing best practices and professionalizing processes, according to international standards and ethics in scientific publishing. They also support the evaluation and indexing of research journals.
  • CAPES Science Without Borders Program. Researcher mobility and collaboration is a key factor of the research produced in every country. This CAPES Program increased the visibility of Brazilian science in recent years. Not only did Brazilian scientists travel to other countries because of this Program, but Brazil also became more attractive for foreign researchers; the results of these collaborations are to be seen in the next years’ co-authored publications.
  • RNP CAFe. Researchers are educated and trained at academic institutions.  CAFe provides a national identity management system for education and research institutions, so that researchers can access the services of their institution and other participating organizations from wherever they are.  Distance learning services, access to scientific publications and collaborative activities are among the biggest beneficiaries of the infrastructure offered by federations.
Technology infrastructure

Underlying these policies and programs is a technology infrastructure that supports sharing of information between systems. CAFe is one very clear example of this infrastructure, allowing users to access information across multiple university and research institute sites with a single username and password.  Another example is the use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in the SciELO publishing platform, which allows easy resolution of the journal article while also supporting persistence of the document. More recently, Brazilian researchers have also been adopting the use of ORCID. Over 100,000 Brazilian researchers have registered for an ORCID iD, and the country enjoys the sixth highest usage of the ORCID Registry, globally.

International scope

Those same organizations that have supported the emergence of Brazilian research on the global stage, again have the opportunity to play a leadership role in open research, this time by leveraging ORCID across national research information infrastructures. It is now possible for researchers to pair their ORCID iD with their CAFe login credentials. Unesp, Unicamp, and USP have started projects to integrate ORCID into their directory systems - steps toward enabling these universities to share employment affiliation information that researchers can use when submitting a paper or grant. SciELO have started to collect ORCID iDs for authors using their publishing platform, and more than 60 Brazilian journals are requiring ORCID iDs from authors submitting papers through SciELO.  CNPq is assessing how to use ORCID in its Lattes CV system; and CAPES is considering how to use ORCID, including use in its international programs.

Integrating ORCID into key Brazilian publishing, funding, and employer systems, will support national-scale open research objectives. A national approach to ORCID provides another opportunity for Brazil to lead on the world stage, extending national ORCID adoption across sectors of the research community from one that has to date largely involved research universities. A coordinated cross-sector approach would  enable interoperability and data sharing across research information systems, improving discoverability on a national scale, improving data quality and reducing the burden on researchers and administrators alike for managing CVs and reporting research outcomes.

In this scenario, Brazilian researchers will be able to share their iD with their home organization (via CAFe), and receive in return an electronic statement of affiliation with that organization (via the organization directory), along with the organization's name and identifier (OID). Researchers may use that information (person/ORCID + affiliation/OID) when submitting a paper (via SciELO or many other publishing platforms); and when the paper is published receive an electronic statement of authorship (person/ORCID + paper/DOI + publisher/OID), which can be easily shared with the researcher’s home institution or funder via an API. Similarly, the researcher can share their electronic information when they submit a grant (via CNPq/CAPES), and when the grant is awarded receive an electronic statement of award (person/ORCID + grant/DOI + funder/OID)  Because the connections are made as a researcher interacts with trusted research information systems, it both imbues verification into the connection and reduces the work needed for researchers to manage their information. All the while, researchers control when they use their ORCID iD and with whom they share their information.

What is next?

Following the launch of the ORCID Brazil consortium, we look forward to working with the Brazilian research community to help make this vision a reality. Part of this effort will be to ensure community needs are understood, and that ORCID services are used following best practices. Some organizations - including Unesp, Unicamp, USP, Fiocruz, and SciELO have already begun. And there is clear support from all sectors for increasing the adoption and use of ORCID in Brazil, as shown in these comments from attendees at the launch:

"Our goal is to change the reality of replication of information, and to have systems operating in an integrated way, using standard identifiers, reducing manual input and improving data quality. With regard to CAPES, the adoption of ORCID in information systems will be an important gain in agility and quality. We intend this to happen mainly in the Sucupira Platform, which records data from postgraduate programs, in grant systems, and in international project bidding systems. However, this does not represent the entire 'ecosystem' of research information. We believe that the participation of other actors who hold information relevant to the completeness of the research universe in Brazil is fundamental. Therefore, the proposal of the consortium." Talita Moreira, General Coordinator of Post-Graduate Activities, Evaluation Office, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES

“In my opinion, Brazil urgently needs to create mechanisms of greater and better connection with the world through the process of internationalization of its higher education. The easiest means of doing so is through database interoperability.  ORCID is one of the most important instruments in this sense.” Geraldo Nunes Sobrinho, Director of Programs and Scholarships, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES

“The event represented an opportunity to strengthen the consortium of national agencies, aiming at increasing research information database interoperability. The use of ORCID, in this sense, is both a challenge and a catalyst.” José Ricardo de Santana, Director of Institutional Cooperation, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq

“The adoption of ORCID by Brazilian researchers will contribute to greater control and visibility of research and to quality control for journals. This would be a gain for researchers, institutions and for Brazil as a whole.” Abel Packer, Director of Scientific Library Online, SciELO Brasil

“The ORCID initiative, through a consortium approach of the main Brazilian agencies for education, research and technological development, highlights the way in which research information must be addressed, through ethical management of access and by  avoiding data re-entry when filling huge forms. We believe that the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC) has a duty to help build this way of handling information in our century. ORCID comes to give us this guarantee of global interoperability coupled with the security of this data.” Rui Seabra, President of Brazilian Scientific Editors Association - ABEC

“The ORCID Brazilian Consortium, besides giving international visibility to research, promises to affect the interoperability of academic and scientific information systems, an initiative so awaited by Brazilian researchers.” Elisabeth Adriana Dudziak, Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas - DT/SIBi, Universidade de São Paulo, USP

“The ORCID Consortium event was a success, especially for information professionals. The Consortium will be a gain for Brazilian research!” Fabiana de Oliveira Silva, Director of Library Systems, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, UFU

Additional information:

Photos:

  1. Key Brazilian science agents are funder members of the consortium and participated in the event: CAPES, CNPq, IBICT, CONFAP, SCIELO and RNP (Photo: Haydée Vieira - CCS/CAPES)
  2. Ana Heredia and Talita Moreira, from ORCID and CAPES, respectively (Photo: Laure Haak - ORCID)

 

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Assertion Assurance Pathways: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 00:00 UTC

An assertion is defined as a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief, or the action of stating something, or exercising authority, confidently and forcefully.  

How is this relevant to ORCID, you might ask? ORCID enables connections between individual researchers (via their ORCID iD) and their activities and affiliations (via other identifiers and APIs), which are asserted -- either by the researcher, or with their permission, by ORCID members.

Anatomy of an ORCID Assertion

While assertions might seem straightforward, things can get complicated quickly. We care about three relationships in an assertion.  The Item origin, the Assertion origin, and the Source. Whoever published the activity or is the affiliated party is the Item origin.  Whoever collects the ORCID iD and makes the connection to an item is called the Assertion origin. Whoever adds the information to the researcher’s ORCID record is called the Source.  The “who” in these sources may be the same or different from each other. Here are some real-world examples:

  • All the same. Some universities collect iDs from employees and students, connect the iDs to the person’s local personnel record, and then update the person’s ORCID record with information about their affiliation with the university. In this case, the Item origin (affiliation), the Assertion origin (connecting the iD and affiliation), and the Source (updating the ORCID record) are the same member organization.
  • Same origin, different source. Some journals collect iDs, connect them to an author’s publication (item), and then pass these assertions to the DOI registrars Crossref or Datacite, who in turn assert that information into the author’s ORCID record. In this case, the journal is both the Item Origin and Assertion Origin, and Crossref/Datacite is the Source.
  • All different. Researchers can claim their existing papers and datasets using a search and link wizard.  In this case, the Assertion origin is the researcher, and the Source is the wizard. The item origin is usually a third party that hosts the paper or dataset (such as a journal or repository).

When the “who” is different, researchers may be asked for permission multiple times in a single workflow, which can be confusing and leads to information drops and disconnects between the initial collection of their iD and updating of their record.  This is a problem. We are developing “On Behalf Of” functionality (OBO) to better describe assertions and enable researchers to share permissions across multiple systems in a single workflow. OBO will enable our members to correctly reflect who has made which assertion - the researcher, the member, or another organization acting on behalf of either the researcher or the member.

Traceability and Trust using Persistent Identifiers (PIDs)

In ORCID’s ideal world, all assertions made in ORCID records would include a persistent identifier (PID) as a component of the item (publication, dataset, affiliation, etc.) connected to the ORCID iD.  Specifically, we would like that PID to be resolvable and meet the FAIR data/metadata principles.  We call this a “trusted PID”.

When trusted PIDs are not practical (as in the case of affiliation assertions for which no PID currently exists), for the purposes of traceability we require additional metadata to enable manual assurance of the assertion. Over time, we expect that trusted PIDs will emerge for all assertions.

Assertion Assurance Pathways

Given these complexities, what are the best pathways to ensure traceability of ORCID assertions?  We propose an assurance model based on three factors:

  1. Who made the initial iD-ID assertion (Assertion origin)?
  2. Did the Item origin add the information to the record?
  3. Can the item PID be resolved to an ORCID iD in the upstream metadata, and when the PID is resolved does it provide an an easy assurance pathway? In other words, is the PID used a trusted PID?

Here are three example pathways:

  • Trusted PID. A university that is an ORCID member organization collects permissions from a researcher and updates that individual’s ORCID record with an affiliation item. This item includes the university’s organization PID, an affiliation PID that resolves, affiliation role, affiliation dates and an authenticated ORCID iD.  Together, these item data meet the FAIR principles and provide a high amount of assurance in both human and machine-readable format.
  • PID. A researcher adds affiliation information to their record through the user interface, selects the name of their organization from the provided list, and manually enters role and dates. This item will include a unique organization identifier, but no affiliation PID.  To achieve a high amount of assurance one would need to contact the affiliated organization and verify the details.
  • No PID. A researcher adds affiliation information to their record through the user interface and manually enters the name of their organization. To achieve a high amount of assurance one would need to disambiguate the organization name provided (“Marlboro College” UK or “Marlboro College” USA?) and then contact the organization to verify the details.
Having Fun Yet?

We can map assertion origin with PID types into a 3 x 3 matrix and identify patterns to help manage assertion assurance. From this, we are developing “On behalf of” functionality which will help provide traceability to Assertion Origin. Look for more on assertions and assurance when we launch this functionality with the release of our new API 3.0. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know.

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ORCID Regional Strategies through Communities of Practice

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - 14:43 UTC

With thanks to Nobuko Miyairi and Eric Olson for their contributions to this post

Everything we do at ORCID is in service of our underlying belief that, by working together with all sectors of the global research community -- disparate as their priorities and cultures often are -- we can facilitate conversations that help increase the openness and reliability of research information.  We are engaging in these conversations using a “community of practice” conceptual approach.

Communities of Practice

“Community” and “community of practice” are frequently used terms, to the point that their definitions are unclear.  To best understand ORCID’s approach, we can look to the origins of the concept in the education field, where communities of practice must have three features in common: a domain, a community, and practice.  The domain is what a group is interested in learning more about or trying to resolve; the community is how this group will interact and share resources related to the domain.  With these two features in common, a “community of interest” is born. When the members are also practitioners and use their expertise in the community, and in service of the domain, there is a community of practice.

There are several types of communities of practice in the research domain.  One that most researchers are familiar with is the scholarly association. Members of an association share a common interest in learning more about their discipline (the domain); they interact through in-person events and online groups (the community); and they use and share their expertise in the field to enable the development of new knowledge (the practice).

ORCID as a Community of Practice

ORCID’s mission - our domain - is to enable interoperability between research information systems. Our structure as a non-profit, and governance by a balance of sectors, ensures that we are responsive to shared interests of the broader research community, including publishers, funders, and universities - our community.  This unique orientation creates opportunities for ORCID to facilitate cross-community interaction that strengthens both the technology and communication of research information-sharing - our practice.

As a community of practice, we face many of the same challenges that our members around the world encounter. ORCID drive collective involvement of stakeholders across sectors with the purpose of building practice from interest. To sustain the community, members need to experience the benefits of participating.  This can be a challenge, as the priorities of each community can be different, even within sectors and regions. There is no single global approach that can provide the specific tools and approaches needed for all members. Communities need to identify the workflows by segment and align to the needs within their context.

ORCID Regional Strategies

From a global perspective, the research community largely recognizes the interdependency of ORCID adoption by researchers and implementation of ORCID in research information systems to achieve the ultimate goal of information-sharing.  But organizations want to contribute to and gain value from information interoperability in different ways, so we have developed strategies to learn from - and respond to - those unique barriers and opportunities within regions and sectors. ORCID consortia are a key component of these strategies.

ORCID consortia develop in existing communities of practice and at intersections of communities in one country or sector. We have recently discussed how ORCID consortia contribute to a national vision of improved open infrastructure (here and here). Building consortia into our regional strategies allows us to support a specific community of practice and to consider that community in a regional context.  This translates into improved communication and collaboration, more effective ORCID implementation, and opportunities to recognize and share the passion that our stakeholders bring to building research information infrastructure work.

Look for more on our blog soon, about how our regional teams will be working with you to build communities of practice!

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Mapping the PID Landscape

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 - 00:00 UTC

This post was co-authored with Christoper Brown and Neil Jacobs (Jisc), Josh Brown and Laure Haak (ORCID), and Clifford Tatum (SURF)

The landscape of research information is largely closed to us. We rely on original research to solve many of the challenges facing humanity, to improve lives, and to advance human understanding, and we invest in it accordingly. However, when we survey the map of our research world it is filled with gaps. We pass along a few well-trodden roads (too often paying a substantial toll for the privilege) and we can only wonder about what lies just over the horizon.

We can point to many contributing factors: business models that militate against the sharing of information; aggregation of research analytics for local strategic purposes; technological barriers to linking information between sources; cultural practices that reward and privilege a small slice of research activity; and systems that emphasise hard sciences and anglophone literature. Any and all of these can, and do, hide some of the richness of research endeavour. However, these systemic challenges are not the focus of this discussion. Instead, our focus is on the gaps in our understanding of the landscape: the empty parts of the research map.

If we are to open research up, to enable and support more transparency and accountability, and to ensure that we are supporting research effectively, we must be able to survey the research landscape in its entirety. That means recognising more kinds of contributions to research, and acknowledging a broader, more diverse range of career paths. To do so, we need tools to help us to fill in the blanks. Luckily, a powerful set of these tools exists - open, community-governed identifier systems are already a well-established part of the scholarly world.

Identifiers act as coordinates on the research map. They both tell us where something is located, and also act as signposts, guiding us to information sources and helping us to discover connections between people, ideas, organisations, funding, employment, publications, activities, and more. When a researcher shares an idea or makes a contribution, an identifier can be used to mark its existence. The information connected to that identifier can tell us about its creator(s), the nature of their contribution, the previous work that underpins it, and its impact on subsequent research and outcomes.

Describing a landscape helps us understand the terrain better, but it does not necessarily mean the end of privacy or ‘ownership’ of a part of the land itself. Some information will be personal, competitive, or simply a work in progress. To manage access to that information in a way that can balance the needs of the whole community, while protecting the interests of individual researchers and the organisations that support them, it can be enough simply to provide a signpost. In this way, we can know that the information exists, where it is kept, and who to ask for access to it, if that is appropriate. These signposts have the potential to fill many of the gaps in our knowledge of the research landscape, to expose fruitful connections, and to help us to better understand the overall map.

However, this potential is not currently being achieved. Although we increasingly embed identifiers in works and in our information systems, we don’t do so comprehensively or consistently. We need research organisations and researchers alike to understand the value of identifiers, and to commit to using them appropriately and effectively.

We are not suggesting that everything, everywhere should have an identifier. We don’t want to spend precious time and energy building up a special identifier system for every kind of entity under the sun. We have a much more modest, but still ambitious, proposal:

Let’s use the open identifier systems we already have effectively, consistently, and to mutual benefit

Many of the open components we need to map the terra incognita are already in place, or under development. There are Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for research content, provided by organisations such as Crossref and DataCite. There are ORCID iDs, a globally established open identifier for researchers. The Organisation Identifier initiative has the potential to link up the disparate and partial systems that identify organisations today, helping us to connect individuals to the organisations that educate, employ, resource, and fund their research.

As research increasingly moves online, we have the opportunity to use digital technologies to automate, remove friction, and eliminate the duplication of effort. Open persistent identifiers can help simplify processes and enable the reuse of information -- but only if we use them properly.

We’ve mapped out below how this could look in one common workflow -- submitting a manuscript to a journal. The green items and activities on the left are already in place; the orange ones are not, yet, but many are under discussion or being actively developed.

There are many other researcher workflows that would benefit from increased use of persistent identifiers, but to make this happen, everyone must play their part. We are on a mission to make this vision a reality - and we hope you’ll join us! Our PID Perfect campaign will be launching later this year. Look out for more information and feel free to contact us in the meantime if you’d like to get involved.

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We Need Your Input: ORCID in Repositories

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 00:00 UTC

As a former academic librarian who spent quite a bit of time wrangling digital collections, repositories are near and dear to me. That's why I'm thrilled to announce and invite participation in the ORCID in Repositories Task Force.

In ORCID: Out of the Box, Laura Paglione explained that our 2018 roadmap goals include strengthening collaborations with third-party system providers to help make ORCID’s aspiration of researcher-controlled, interconnected information exchange a reality that is accessible to those without a team of in-house developers on hand.

The repository community could particularly benefit from enhanced out-of-the-box ORCID features. While some repositories have developed sophisticated infrastructure that leverages ORCID to automate workflow, support for ORCID is readily available in very few open source and vendor supplied systems. To improve workflow automation, author disambiguation, and visibility of repository content using the community-driven infrastructure that ORCID provides, we need better ORCID integration in more repository systems!

About the task force

Following a recent example of successful collaboration among JISC members in the UK to develop requirements for ORCID in ePrints, the ORCID in Repositories Task Force will provide input on a generalized set of recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository platforms, which will help guide repository system developers.

The task force will be chaired by Michele Mennielli, International Membership and Partnership Manager at DuraSpace, with support from Liz Krznarich, Frontend Technical Lead at ORCID. Recommendations of the task force will be used inform the work of Projects Governance of open source platform supported by DuraSpace. Membership in this group is voluntary, and we invite participation by individuals who have an interest in the topic, including repository providers, repository managers, librarians, IT staff, and research administration staff.

Join the task force

We're seeking 6-12 volunteers who will:

  • Attend 2-3 one-hour web meetings between July and Sept 2018
  • Dedicate about four hours to reviewing documents outside of the meetings

Please see the ORCID community page for information about how we will recognize your participation in the Task Force.

Interested? Please contact us with a short bio and a few sentences about why you’d like to participate.  

Interested, but not able to participate? We still want your input! Task force recommendations will be opened for public comment before they are finalized; contact us and we'll make sure to let you know when the document is available.

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Collect & Connect - Improved and Updated!

Wed, 30 May 2018 - 00:00 UTC

About two years ago, we launched our Collect & Connect program to streamline the integration process and standardize the user experience. Since then, we’ve reviewed nearly half of all ORCID member integrations, and awarded  63 Collect & Connect badges.

Based on our experiences and member feedback, we have worked to clarify the essential requirements for each badge. Today we are re-launching the Collect & Connect program, with streamlined guidelines for implementing ORCID following our best practices.

Improvements include:

  • Streamlined, easy-to-understand requirements for each badge
  • Future ORCID integrations will need to meet Authenticate and Display requirements
  • Option to prioritize Connect (recommended) OR Collect, according to your organization's needs
  • Standard user communications for each badge, for members to adapt as needed
  • Date-stamped badges to clearly indicate when we reviewed the integration
  • Updated minimum requirements for issuing Member API production credentials
  • Coming soon: Self-certification for the Authenticate and Display badges, and for members using approved third party ORCID-enabled systems

We have also updated our Member API checklist and Member support pages to reflect the updated criteria in our documentation. And there’s a new introduction to Collect & Connect video for you to watch and share.

The badges

AUTHENTICATE

Authenticate ORCID iDs to ensure researchers are correctly identified in your systems

Criteria

  • Provide an ORCID-branded button or link for collecting iDs
  • AUTHENTICATE iDs during collection
  • Explain why you collect authenticated iDs

DISPLAY

Display iDs to signal to researchers that your systems support the use of ORCID

Criteria

  • Store and publicly DISPLAY iDs
  • DISPLAY the authenticated ORCID iDs in metadata
  • Explain why you display iDs

COLLECT

Collect information from ORCID records to fill forms and support research reporting  

Criteria

  • COLLECT information from ORCID records
  • Use the data COLLECTED in your system, online forms, etc.
  • Explain why you collect ORCID information

CONNECT

Connect information to ORCID records for trusted sharing with others

Criteria

  • CONNECT information from your system to ORCID records
  • Include assertion metadata for each item
  • Explain your system connections with ORCID and benefits to researchers

SYNCHRONIZE

Synchronize information between ORCID records and your systems for reporting accuracy and speed

Criteria

  • Make CONNECTions and COLLECTions over time using long-lasting permissions, updating information as it changes
  • Provide a mechanism to accept and act on correction requests from ORCID users
  • Explain the benefits for researchers of synchronization

Download the badges criteria at the ORCID Repository.

Sample communications text

As requested by many of our members, we have developed brief descriptions of each badge, explaining the benefits to your users. These descriptions, listed below, meet the Collect & Connect communications requirements, and can be adapted and customized as needed. For example, you can add information about your own use of ORCID, and links to press releases, blog posts, or other information you’ve developed about ORCID.

  • Authenticate. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is collecting your ORCID iD so that we can [ADD PURPOSE].  When you click the “Authorize” button, we will ask you to share your iD using an authenticated process: either by registering for an ORCID iD or, if you already have one, to sign in to your ORCID account. We do this to ensure that you are correctly identified and securely connecting your ORCID iD. Learn more in What’s so special about signing in.
  • Display. To acknowledge that you have used your iD and that it has been authenticated, we display the ORCID iD icon alongside your name on our website/in our publications/in our database/etc. Learn more in How should an ORCID iD be displayed.
  • Connect. By sharing your iD with [ORGANIZATION NAME], and giving us permission to read and update your ORCID record, you enable us to help you keep your record up-to-date with trusted information. Learn more in Six ways to make your ORCID iD work for you!
  • Collect. Filling in the same information about yourself over and over again is frustrating. That’s why we let you choose to use information from your ORCID record to [ADD SPECIFIC USE CASE, for example, populate our online forms]. Learn more in Enter once, reuse often.
  • Synchronize. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is making it possible for you to easily share your research information and keep it up-to-date.  With your permission, we will synchronize information between [SYSTEM NAME] and your ORCID record, in real time OR every X days/weeks. Learn more in Enter once, reuse often.
Earning Badges

Do you think your current integration already meets the Collect & Connect requirements? Do you have the technical implementation ready but need some help with the communications? Are you in the process of updating an existing integration? Do you use one of our approved third party service provider ORCID-enabled systems? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you and help your organization become a Collect & Connect awardee!

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Enter Once, Reuse Often

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 17:55 UTC

If someone asks you, as a researcher, what you hate most about your work, the chances are you will say form-filling. Keying in the same information, time after time - often for the same organization! - is frustrating, increases the risk of errors, and reduces the amount of time you can spend actually doing  research. Nature’s 2016 salary survey (summarized here) found that researchers typically spend 21% of their time on writing grant applications and other administrative tasks.  At the recent Brazil ORCID consortium launch, CAPES noted that they estimate their researchers spend 30% of their time performing administrative tasks.  FCT in Portugal, have even developed a tool to calculate how much time (and money!) is spent by researchers manually adding the same information to multiple systems.

At ORCID, we are working with our member organizations to build systems that allow you to spend more time doing research, and less time managing it. There are now over 550 systems and platforms that have made it possible for researchers to share their ORCID iD securely, with more in the pipeline.  Many of these systems connect your ORCID iD with your contribution (paper, grant, dataset, thesis, affiliation, etc.) and also give you the option to approve addition of your published contribution to your ORCID record, making it easier for you to share information with the other organizations you interact with.  

Affiliations

Most research systems routinely request information about researchers’ education and employment affiliations. Your own institution is clearly the most reliable source of that information. Increasingly, ORCID member organizations are enabling trusted connections -- assertions -- between your ORCID iD and information about your affiliation with a research organization. Of course, there are many types of affiliation in addition to employment and education. Our affiliation types enable research institutions, associations, and others to also make connections between your iD and information about your honorary positions, service or membership, and qualifications. With your permission, these assertions can be added to your ORCID record for you to share as you interact with a variety of application and submission systems.

Signing into systems

Over the course of your career, you’ll probably submit papers to many different journals.  To help streamline the manuscript submission process, publishers are using ORCID services to support single sign on (see, for example, this video), saving you the hassle of remembering multiple usernames and passwords. You can also use your institutional ID to sign in to ORCID, as well as your Facebook or Google account.

Published works and funding

Using your iD when submitting a paper or review means you can more easily update a variety of systems with information about your published work. Many publishers collecting iDs are passing them on to Crossref and DataCite (for publications) and Publons (for reviews); they, in turn, add information about the work to your ORCID record. You simply have to grant permission! Other publishers, including the American Geophysical Union, eLife, F1000, and the Society for Neuroscience, are connecting review information directly to ORCID records.

We are also working with funders around the world to enable the collection of iDs and other data from your ORCID record during the grant application process. As well as making the application process easier for you, the goal is that the funder will update your ORCID record with your funded award information, so you can easily share it when interacting with other systems.

Research resources

There are many other research activities that -- always with your permission -- can be connected with your ORCID iD and updated into your record, to enable sharing with other systems you interact with. One example are the research resources you use to do your work, such as user facilities, laboratories, special collections, and so on. With a group of research resources, publishers, and funders, we together have defined an end-to-end workflow for collecting ORCID iDs in resource access proposal workflows, updating your ORCID record when the proposal is approved, and establishing a workflow to share this information when you submit a paper or dataset.   

Our ultimate goal is to enable transparent and trusted connections between your ORCID iD and your contributions and affiliations, and to make it easier to share this information as you interact with various information systems. Instead of keying in the same information again and again, all you need to do is use your iD when you interact with a research system, grant permissions to update your record, and share the information with the next system you interact with. Enter information once and reuse it often!

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GDPR, ORCID, and You

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 01:01 UTC

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on Friday, May 25. Given our core principles of individual control and transparency, we were largely in alignment with the regulation. This was reaffirmed in an expert legal review of our data privacy practices.

Most of our compliance efforts have therefore focused on fine-tuning our internal processes. We have made the following changes for users:

  • GDPR-related Knowledge Base articles
    • We have created a new Knowledge Base article (ORCID, GDPR, and your rights as a user), explaining your rights under the GDPR and how you can adjust your account settings in the Registry
    • We have updated our existing documentation to reflect our security practices
  • Privacy policy
  • Registry changes
    • We have added a new feature, Download all my data, to address the GDPR requirement for data portability. You can access this feature in your Account settings

In addition to this blog post, we are contacting all our users directly via an email service announcement to provide a brief overview of GDPR-related changes

What’s next?

We will continue monitoring interpretations and legal cases related to the GDPR, and will adjust our processes and policies as needed to ensure we are compliant with the regulation. We will investigate additional options to demonstrate evidence of GDPR compliance, such as seals or certifications, similar to our current independent audit, which verifies our compliance under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

ORCID operates on a global scale, and we will continue to investigate international privacy regulations, evaluate current regulatory and privacy needs, and assess them against our practices. We’ll report on our findings in future blog posts.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to ORCID and the GDPR, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Consórcio brasileiro ORCID: Construindo uma comunidade

Thu, 17 May 2018 - 05:37 UTC

A Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nïvel Superior (CAPES) e a ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) firmaram uma parceria inédita em dezembro de 2017, para adoção consorcial e coordenada do identificador único para pesquisadores nos sistemas de informação de pesquisa.

O Consórcio Brasileiro (ORCID) é formado, além de CAPES, pelo Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPQ), o Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT), a Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), o Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa (CONFAP), além da Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP) como facilitador.

Este acordo é particularmente exitoso pois envolve, a nível nacional, todas as instituições responsáveis pela produção, coleta e divulgação das informações de pesquisa. Ele representa, sobretudo, um passo importante para a integração, através de um sistema colaborativo com interface internacional, das informações brasileiras de pesquisa, de forma abrangente e sustentável e alinhado com iniciativas europeias.

No marco do consórcio, a ORCID funcionará como um hub, assegurando menor trabalho manual para os pesquisadores proverem informações de publicações e pesquisa a distintos sistemas demandantes, garantindo maior qualidade dos dados e facilitando a troca dessas informações de pesquisa entre os diferente sistemas, de forma transparente e imediata.

“No que diz respeito à CAPES, a adoção do ORCID nos sistemas de informação será um ganho importante em agilidade e qualidade. Pretendemos que isso se dê principalmente na Plataforma Sucupira, que registra dados de programas de pós-graduação, em sistemas de concessão de bolsas e fomento e nos sistemas de editais de projetos internacionais. Contudo, isso não representa todo o ‘ecossistema’ de informações em pesquisa. Entendemos ser fundamental a participação de outros atores que detêm informações pertinentes à completude do universo da pesquisa no Brasil. Por isso, a proposta do consórcio”, explica Talita Moreira.

No próximo dia 22 de maio, acontecerá o evento de lançamento do consórcio na CAPES en Brasília, com a presença de representantes das instituições membro do consórcio, parceiros internacionais e representantes da ORCID. Teremos a honra de contar com a presença de João Moreira, da Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia - FCT, Portugal, de Abel Del Carpio, do Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica - CONCYTEC, Peru e a palestra por videoconferência de Robert Kiley, do Wellcome Trust, Reino Unido, contando as experiências de integração de suas organizações com a ORCID. Veja a agenda completa do evento.

A ORCID é uma organização sem fins lucrativos, que oferece um identificador digital persistente para pesquisadores, conectando-os às suas afiliações e atividades por meio da integração com editoras, agências de financiamento e bases de dados das instituições de pesquisa. As mais importantes instituições de ensino e pesquisa do mundo usam ORCID para reduzir redundâncias e automatizar fluxos de informação, ganhando mais tempo para pesquisar, publicar e divulgar.

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The ORCID Brazil Consortium: Building a Community

Thu, 17 May 2018 - 05:31 UTC

In December 2017, CAPES and ORCID signed an unprecedented partnership, for a national consortium to enable coordinated adoption of ORCID iDs for researchers in research information systems.

The ORCID Brazilian Consortium was formed by CAPES, together with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ), the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the National Council of State Foundations for Research Support (CONFAP), as well as the National Teaching and Research Network (RNP), which acts as facilitator.

This agreement is particularly significant since it involves, at the national level, all institutions responsible for producing, collecting, and disseminating research information. It represents an important step towards the integration, through ORCID -- a collaborative system with an international interface -- of the Brazilian research information, in a comprehensive and sustainable way, and in line with European initiatives.

Within the framework of the consortium, ORCID will act as a hub, enabling less manual work for researchers inputting publications and research information into different systems, ensuring higher data quality, and facilitating the exchange of this research information between different systems, transparently and immediately.

"From CAPES' perspective, the adoption of ORCID in information systems will be an important gain in agility and quality. We intend to do this mainly in the Sucupira Platform, which records data from postgraduate programs, grant and grant systems, and international project bidding systems. However, this does not represent the entire 'ecosystem' of research information. We believe that the participation of other actors who hold information relevant to the completeness of the research universe in Brazil is fundamental. This is the reason for forming the consortium", explains Talita Moreira, CAPES Evaluation Office`s General Coordinator of Post Graduate Activities

Next May 22 the consortium will be officially launched at CAPES office in Brasília, in the presence of members of the consortium, international partners and ORCID representatives. We will also be honored with the presence of João Moreira of the Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT, Portugal, Abel Del Carpio, of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation - CONCYTEC, Peru, and a videoconference lecture by Robert Kiley of the Wellcome Trust, UK, on their experiences of integrating ORCID. See the complete agenda for the event and register.

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