Since our launch in 2012, we’ve been fostering openness in communications with our community so we can continually improve our Registry and APIs, and ultimately better meet your needs. Your feedback - whether as users, members, or public API integrators - has been critical in helping us prioritize what to develop, how, and why. For example, we improved our inbox notifications early this year, added new supported work types, and removed the need to have an affiliation start date when an end date was added. This feedback all came from our community.
There are four ways you can see how we are implementing your feedback to improve ORCID:
- What we are working on now: Our Current Development Trello board, which has always been publicly available, shows what we are working on now
- What improvements are on the horizon: Our Product Roadmap Trello board, launched earlier this year, shows what we have committed to implement in the future
- Community requests for UI Improvements: Our User Feedback Trello board is focused on the development of our User Interface (UI), and
- Community feedback from members and integrators: Our Member and Integrator Feedback Trello board captures feedback from the community that could assist in others in their own successful integrations.
After working with Trello boards for over a year now, we’ve determined that they are a much more efficient way for us to manage crowdsourced ideas for improvement, and to share implementation progress with the community. With these new public boards in place, we have decided to sunset our iDeas Forum. Here’s how you can share your suggestions for ORCID enhancements and new features:
- You can tweet us, using the hashtag #ORCIDfeedback,
- You can email us,
- Share your ideas in meetings,
- Participate in Working Groups, or
- Tell us in person at events!
Once we add your ideas to the appropriate board, we will evaluate them for how well they fit with our mission, how easy they would be to implement, and how critical they would be to continued improvement over time. We will provide a link to the person who proposed the idea so they can track the progress in real time!
Please contact us if you submitted an idea previously which you feel is still relevant that has not yet made it to one of our Trello boards.
Our thanks to all of you who have shared your ideas in the past — please keep them coming in future too!Blog
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You can get a lot done in 365 days. Here is a quick run-through of 2019 at ORCID.
ORCID continues our work toward our vision of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.
We organize our work around four core strategies:RESEARCHERS: Position researchers at the center of everything we do
ORCID supports diverse communities. To ensure ORCID is inclusive, we have been working to redesign our website and just launched our new accessible home page (more to come in 2020). We established a product function at ORCID this year, led by Product Director Tom Demeranville, and we also created a Researcher Services team, led by Catalina Wilmers. We launched our Product Roadmap board, where anyone can check in on what we are working on and what is coming up next. We have developed tools and processes for engaging researchers in user interface co-design - with your ideas incorporated into a number of new features and bug fixes this year. And we have met with many of you in focus groups and in our Academia and Beyond working groups to better understand your needs and desires, including hosting a researcher to participate in our annual staff retreat.TRUSTED ASSERTIONS: Enable a wide range of verified iD-ID connections
We released our latest and greatest API 3.0 this year, with support for more affiliations, research resources, more work types, normalized identifiers, and enhanced source transparency. We’ve worked more on supporting organization identifiers, both in the ORCID Registry and in our awareness work in research communities around the world.INFRASTRUCTURE: Invest in developing a robust information infrastructure
We undergo annual external audits of our financials, led by Sarah Hershberger, Operations Director, and our Audit Committee. We have not yet closed out our books, but it looks like we may be able to declare 2019 our break-even year. Woot! We also undergo an annual external privacy and security audit, this year led by Will Simpson, who in addition to being our Technology Director has assumed the mantle of ORCID Privacy Officer. And if that is not enough in one year, Will and Sarah worked with the Audit Committee to create a risk register for the organization, which we are using to prioritize actions for the coming year. The Board completed a self-assessment this year, and a thorough review of ORCID governance policies has resulted in creation of a Board Charter and clarifying updates to our bylaws.STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS: Develop sustainability through strategic relationships
ORCID awareness and adoption really took off among funders in 2019. The ORBIT project finalized its findings and recommendations for use of ORCID by funders, and a number of key funders announced policies or workflow integrations, including the US National Institutes of Health and the Australian Research Council. We’ve continued our work in other communities, including a number of presentations at events focused on research administration and evaluation, and direct engagement with publishers in our Peer Review and Publishing working groups.
‘Tis the season to not only reflect, but also to give thanks. I would like to use this opportunity to thank Josh Brown, Matt Buys, and Alice Meadows for their amazing dedication to ORCID and to wish them well in their new adventures. I welcome Ivo Wijnbergen as our new Director of Engagement and Julie Petro as our new Director of Communications. I thank the ORCID team for their ongoing engagement in our work to be a values-driven organization. And I thank the team for moving us all forward to an ever-better understanding of what it means to collaborate - in person, communing with persistence (this year, at the Grand Canyon - look at that blue blue sky!) and in virtual office-land, where we just hosted our first-ever end-of-year closer-to-carbon-neutral (and still fun!) virtual-office party.
Left to Right: Leo Mendoza, Tom Demeranville, Andrej Romanov, Ana Heredia, Brian Minihan, Laure Haak, Estelle Cheng, Ana Patricia Cardoso, Gabriela Mejias, Emilia Kutrovska, Nabil Ksibi, Padma Gopinath, Ivo Wijnbergen, Stephanie Harley, Sarah Hershberger, Bernette Sherman, George Nash, Eric Olson, Julie Petro, Rob Blackburn, Pedro Costa, Liz Krznarich, Julie Balter, Paula Demain, Mitra Najafi-Gheidari, Catalina Wilmers, Mallory Robertson, Shawna Sadler, Will Simpson, Angel Montenegro, and Camillia Lu (not pictured).
ORCID is all about people, and I thank each and every member of our team and our diverse communities for including ORCID in your lives. I look forward to continued global-scale collaboration to develop trust for open information sharing in the coming year.
中国科学院高能物理研究所于2014年11月与ORCID签约，正式成为其会员，由所文献信息部负责相关事务。2015年1月，通过批量注册形式，为全所千余名科研人员获取ORCID iD，邀请成员启动帐号并授权，以实现文献资讯部为其发布资讯、收割资料等功能。 2018年6月开始陆续为授权科研人员上传SCI文章12000余篇，并透过程序将科研人员文章推送到其ORCID纪录。
2015年1月，通过批量注册形式，为全所千余名科研人员获取ORCID iD，邀请成员启动帐号并授权，以实现文献资讯部为其发布资讯、收割资料等功能。 2018年6月开始陆续为授权科研人员上传SCI文章12000余篇，并透过程序将科研人员文章推送到其ORCID纪录。
除了鼓励本所科研人员注册ORCID iD并授权，同时文献信息部也积极倡议请科研人员于研究流程中关联ORCID iD到各相关信息系统。例如身为高能物理文献库inSPIRE核心成员，关联ORCID iD至inSPIRE作者履历，具象化ORCID iD效用。未来期能透过ORCID更有效追踪研究人员发表成果，同时与ORCID合作发展更精致的宣导活动。
（ThuRID,Tsinghua University Researcher ID），提供学者唯一标识并关联ORCID iD进行数据共享。前期积极发展布署ThuRID，而近期开始测试ThuRID和ORCID对接。
ORCID in China
This post was jointly authored by Channing Chai from Social Science Academic Press, Ruirong Liu from Institute of High Energy Physics, Jiao Li from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and TsingHua University LibraryORCID in China now
In September 2019, ORCID and Social Science Academic Press (SSAP) hosted a workshop in Beijing tailored for publishers, librarians, research managers, research institutions, funders, and associations. We were glad to have this opportunity to engage with communities in China. As an open, not-for-profit organization, ORCID is a community effort - both membership and community support have allowed ORCID to flourish. In this blog post, we will share more about ORCID members from mainland China.Users
Since January 2019, China accounts for the second largest source of traffic to the ORCID Registry (with the U.S. being the largest). About two-thirds are new users and one-third are returning users. This distributional pattern indicates that not only do we have a steady stream of new users to the ORCID Registry, but many existing users regularly return.Members and Integrations
As of November 2019, ORCID has four members in mainland China, each representing various workflows in the research ecosystem that ORCID serves: Publishing, Research Institutes, [SECTOR NAME for CAAS AII], and Research Funding. Read on to learn more about their integrations and how ORCID has been adopted by each.Publishing: Social Science and Academic Press (China) (SSAP)
SSAP was the first publisher from China to sign the ORCID Publisher open letter. Their platform SSAPID integrates with ORCID to provide author disambiguation and literature management in Humanities and Social Sciences. Now researchers using SSAP’s publishing platform can link their SSAPID to their ORCID record to ensure their ORCID record is updated with their works and funding information from SSAP in a timely, accurate way.
SSAP President and ORCID Board member Shouguang Xie said “ORCID provides a unique researcher identifier, which is widely supported in the global research and publishing community. Moreover, it has been adopted by many countries under national grants. ORCID now has become a part of research infrastructure. It has been many years since SSAP put researcher identification as well as connecting research outputs. As of now, we had some great results. Supporting and adopting ORCID iDs is part of our initiative to promote academic development as a publisher.”Research Institute: The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences
IHEP joined ORCID as a member in November 2014 with the Library and Information Services working closely with ORCID. IHEP invited more than 1000 affiliated researchers to connect their iD to the IHEP platform in 2015, and through these connections has shared over 10,000 work items with these researchers through their ORCID record. In June 2018 they started to push about 12,000 works (included in Science Citation Index (SCI)) to their researchers’ ORCID records.
In addition to authentication, the IHEP Library and Information Services encouraged their researchers to authenticate ORCID iD in any research workflow that supports ORCID. For instance, as a core member of inSPIRE, IHEP promotes connecting ORCID iD into authors’ inSPIRE profile and it magnifies the benefits of ORCID iD. In the future, IHEP expressed their anticipation for using ORCID iD to track research outputs affiliated with IHEP more effectively, and develop some communication campaigns with ORCID for their researchers.
Research Institute: Agricultural Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS AII)
In 2017, CAAS AII joined as an ORCID member and started integrating ORCID into their platform eScientist, which supports agricultural science researchers to both manage and present their research outputs.
Ever since joining ORCID, CAAS AII has sought to continually improve their API and Registry which has benefitted the development of eScientist. ORCID regularly supports and offers suggestions for eScientist.
As of now, eScientist has collected authentication from researchers of 77 different research institutes, and offers support for their academicians in maintaining their eScientist profiles.
University Library: TsingHua University Library
TsingHua University joined as an ORCID member in October 2015 and are currently integrating ORCID into their Tsinghua University Researcher ID (ThuRID). The integration will provide researcher disambiguation and connect ThuRID with ORCID.
In the process of testing their ORCID integrations they discovered ORCID API documentation on sandbox or workflows are all in English. To benefit the Chinese community, they compiled a supporting manual in Chinese to bring more transparency on ORCID implementations.Next Steps
ORCID relies on community and member support. Since 2014, it has been our pleasure to work with our members in China to fulfill our mission and vision. We look forward to continuing our work with them!Blog
In this blog post, Rosalina Vázquez Tapia, Director of the Virtual University Library at the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (UASLP) shares with us their experience integrating with ORCID. We learn why they joined ORCID, their priorities for their integration, how they got the word out to their community, including training workshops for researchers. You'll also see what impacts they've had so far and where they are going from here. One of the most interesting things about this exemplar is how they saw this project from the lens of adding value to their researchers.
1) Please can you tell us your name and your position at Universidad Autónoma de San Luís Potosí (UASLP)
Rosalina Vázquez Tapia. Director of the Virtual University Library of the UASLP
2) Thinking back to a year or so before UASLP joined ORCID, what were the main reasons for you becoming a member?
First, since using ORCID iDs was already considered a project from the National Repository of CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) and by LA Referencia (Latin American Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications); in which we participate, we also considered them as an option for assigning persistent digital identifiers to authors of scientific publications deposited in our institutional repositories, OJS (Open Journal System) or CRIS (Current Research Information System) platforms. Additionally, we knew that some of the main refereed journals in which the UASLP researchers publish were already linked to ORCID and even some of them established it as a publication requirement.
Second, we evaluated the technical advantages that the implementation of the Institutional API of ORCID could offer us for a project that we started towards the end of 2016 with funding from CONACYT. This project consisted of developing a CRIS System under its own model, using open technologies, international standards and different external sources of information, including the ORCID iD for researchers.
3) What were your top priorities once you’d joined ORCID, what did you want to achieve first and why?
Mainly there were three:
- Implement the member API to obtain the authorization of the researchers to read and write in their ORCID records and push the affiliation to link all their work to the UASLP. This implementation consisted of creating an authentication page by LDAP to the Institution’s active employee directory and from there, through the ORCID API the researcher is requested to create and / or authenticate his registry.
- Organize dissemination and training activities in two ways: 1) locally to UASLP teachers with the support of representatives of ORCID, and 2) presenting the project in webinars and workshops hosted by ORCID. In this sense we organized the first workshops at the UASLP in October 2017 given by Ana Heredia and Ana Cardoso, and I presented the project at the COLMEX Workshop (Mexico 2017). We participated in another webinar in 2018, in a workshop in Peru in 2018, webinar UASLP 2019 and finally UASLP participated in another webinar hosted by CUDI in 2019.
- Obtain Collect and Connect certification badges. It was one of our goals that we reached in October 2018. We considered it a priority because it would give our implementation greater support and visibility due to the fact that it was recognized and certified by ORCID. For this, we created a micro site within the BVU site, with all the information about the advantages of ORCID, access to the application for the authentication of researchers through the Institutional API, and training materials and activities.
4) What kind of outreach, communication, and education did you do for users at your organization before, during, and after launching ORCID?
We have carried out three types of training and dissemination activities:
- Executive presentations addressed to directors of schools, faculty, and research institutes. In these we demonstrated how to create and / or authenticate their ORCID iD and how we can work from there, push the affiliation and its publications.
- Training workshops aimed at researchers. To do this, we created the Virtual Open Science Classroom in our educational platform TZALOA (Moodle) where we designed an online course on the authentication and filling of the ORCID iD register and published the training materials and presentations.
- Organization of Webinars and participation in ORCID workshops, to continue promoting the project.
5) What impact has your ORCID integration had internally?
So far it has been good because the vast majority of the teachers to whom we have presented the project have had a good response. However, we still need researchers to link their ORCID iD. We also have to conclude the integration with the CRIS System, the ORBIS (VIVO) platform and the NINIVE Institutional Repository (Dspace), which we believe we can conclude in the first months of 2020.
6) What are your plans with ORCID for the future? How would you like to expand on your current successes?
In the short term, to conclude our integration in order to show researchers that by giving authorization to UASLP and other publishers as trusted organizations, it will allow them to automatically fill in their ORCID records and we will also be able to download their data to our CRIS system, publish them on the portal ORBIS (LIVE) and deposit them (if the publication allows immediate open access) in NINIVE. In this way, our goal is to ensure that at least 80% of researchers have been authenticated during the first four months of 2020.
In the medium term, present the results of our integration in national and international academic events, including those organized by ORCID, and continue with the dissemination and training of teachers and postgraduate students.
In the long term, have a more active role as an ORCID member, participating in their research projects and/or working groups.
7) What do you think would be valuable for other members to know about integrating with ORCID
That they see the added value that they can offer to their researchers in their academic communities, to validate their affiliation, automatically update their ORCID records and synchronize them with their institutional systems or platform.
8) In a couple of sentences, what’s your best advice for other ORCID members about your experience integrating with ORCID?
To have a project plan and a very clear objective of why they need to join ORCID, so that they do not waste time and achieve the results that have been proposed in the short term.
Make the most of the technical and human support offered by ORCID representatives, not only the tools they provide, but the willingness they have to answer questions and support training activities.
9) Lastly, what’s one thing everyone should know about UASLP integration with ORCID?
That it is a very particular integration, because it not only focuses on one platform but also on multiple platforms (CRIS, VIVO, Dspace, OJS) that are part of an open science ecosystem that we are building in the UASLP, in which we intend that from different sources of information, both internal and external, the different systems can be fed and the information kept in sync with the researchers' ORCID records. By achieving this, we will give greater visibility to the Institution's scientific production and a greater academic impact to its researchers.
Entrevista con Rosalina Vázquez, UASLP
1) ¿Puede decirnos su nombre y su puesto dentro de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luís Potosí (UASLP)
Rosalina Vázquez Tapia. Directora de la Biblioteca Virtual Universitaria de la UASLP
2) Pensando en más o menos un año antes de que la UASLP se convirtiera en miembro de ORCID, ¿cuáles fueron las razones principales por las que pensaron en ser miembros?
Primero, porque el ORCID ID ya era considerado por el Repositorio Nacional de CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) y por LA Referencia (Red Latinoamericana de Repositorios Institucionales de Publicaciones Científicas), proyectos en los que participamos de manera institucional, como una de las opciones para asignar identificadores digitales persistentes a los autores de publicaciones científicas depositadas en los repositorios institucionales, plataformas OJS (Open Journal System) o Sistemas CRIS (Current Research Information System). Adicionalmente, sabíamos que algunas de las principales revistas arbitradas en las que publican los investigadores de la UASLP, ya estaban vinculadas a ORCID e inclusive algunas de ellas, lo establecían como un requisito de publicación.
Segundo, evaluamos las ventajas técnicas que podría ofrecernos la implementación de la API Institucional de ORCID para un proyecto que iniciamos hacia finales del 2016 con financiamiento de CONACYT, que consistía en desarrollar un Sistema CRIS bajo un modelo propio, utilizando tecnologías abiertas, estándares internacionales y diferentes fuentes de información externas, entre ellas, los registros ORCID iD de los investigadores.
3) ¿Cuáles fueron sus principales prioridades una vez que se unieron a la comunidad ORCID, qué querían lograr primero y por qué?
Principalmente fueron tres:
- Implementar la API de miembro, para obtener la autorización de los investigadores para leer y escribir en sus registros ORCID y empujar la afiliación para vincular todos sus trabajos a la UASLP. Esta implementación consistió en crear una página de autenticación por LDAP al Directorio activo de empleados de la Institución y a partir de ahí, a través de la API de ORCID se solicita al investigador la creación y/o autenticación de su registro.
- Organizar actividades de difusión y capacitación en dos sentidos, 1) de manera local a los profesores de la UASLP con el apoyo de representantes de ORCID y 2) presentando el proyecto en Webinars y Workshops organizados por ORCID. En este sentido organizamos los primeros talleres en la UASLP en octubre de 2017 impartidos por Ana Heredia y Ana Cardoso, y presenté el proyecto en el Workshop COLMEX México 2017, Webinar 2018, Workshop Perú 2018, Webinar UASLP 2019 y Webinar CUDI-UASLP 2019.
- Obtener la certificación de la implementación del programa Collect & Connect. Fue una de nuestras metas que alcanzamos en octubre de 2018. Lo consideramos prioritario pues le daría mayor soporte y visibilidad a nuestra implementación el hecho de que fuera reconocida y certificada por ORCID. Para ello, creamos un micro sitio dentro del sitio de la BVU, con toda la información a cerca de las ventajas de ORCID, el acceso a la aplicación para la autenticación de los investigadores a través de la API Institucional y los materiales y actividades de capacitación.
4) ¿Qué tipo de divulgación, comunicación y entrenamiento se hizo para los usuarios de su organización antes, durante y después de lanzar ORCID?
Hemos llevado a cabo tres tipos de actividades de capacitación y difusión:
- Presentaciones ejecutivas dirigidas a directores de escuelas, facultades e institutos de investigación, en las cuales les mostramos como crear y/o autenticar su ORCID iD y cómo podemos a partir de ahí, empujar la afiliación y sus publicaciones.
- Talleres de capacitación dirigidos a los investigadores. Para ello, creamos el Aula Virtual de Ciencia Abierta en nuestra plataforma educativa TZALOA (Moodle) en donde diseñamos un curso en línea sobre la autenticación y llenado del registro ORCID y publicamos los materiales de capacitación y presentaciones.
- Organización de Webinars y participación en Workshops de ORCID, para continuar promoviendo el proyecto.
5) ¿Qué impacto ha tenido su integración con ORCID internamente?
Hasta el momento ha sido bueno porque la gran mayoría de los profesores a quienes les hemos presentado el proyecto, han tenido buena respuesta; sin embargo, aún nos faltan investigadores por vincular su ORCID. También tenemos que concluir la integración con el Sistema CRIS, la plataforma ORBIS (VIVO) y el Repositorio Institucional NINIVE (Dspace), que estimamos poder concluir en los primeros meses del 2020.
6) ¿Cuáles son sus planes con ORCID para el futuro? ¿Cómo le gustaría ampliar sus éxitos actuales?
A corto plazo, concluir nuestra integración para poder mostrarles a los investigadores que al darle la autorización a la UASLP y a otros editores como organizaciones de confianza, les permitirá llenar automáticamente sus registros ORCID y a nosotros, descargarlos a nuestro sistema CRIS, publicarlos en el portal ORBIS (VIVO) y depositarlos (si la publicación permite el acceso abierto inmediato) en NINIVE. De esta forma, nuestra meta es lograr que durante el primer cuatrimestre del 2020 se hayan autentificado al menos el 80 % de los investigadores.
A mediano plazo, presentar los resultados de nuestra integración en eventos académicos nacionales e internacionales, incluyendo en los organizados por ORCID, y continuar con la difusión y capacitación a los profesores y alumnos de posgrado.
A largo plazo, tener un papel más activo como miembro de ORCID, participando en sus proyectos de investigación o grupos de trabajo.
7) ¿Qué crees que sería valioso para otros miembros saber sobre integrarse con ORCID?
Que vean el valor agregado que pueden ofrecerle a los investigadores de sus comunidades académicas, para validar su afiliación, actualizar de manera automática sus registros ORCID y sincronizarlos con sus sistemas o plataformas institucionales.
8) En un par de oraciones, ¿cuál es su mejor consejo para otros miembros (y no miembros) de ORCID sobre su experiencia al integrarse con ORCID?
Tener un proyecto y un objetivo muy claro del por que o para que requieren afiliarse a ORCID, para que no pierdan tiempo y logren los resultados que se han propuesto a corto plazo.
Aprovechar al máximo el soporte técnico y humano que ofrecen los representantes de ORCID, no solo las herramientas que proveen, sino la disposición que tienen para resolver dudas y apoyar en actividades de capacitación.
9) Por último, ¿qué es lo que todos deberían saber sobre la integración de UASLP con ORCID?
Que es una integración muy particular, porque no sólo se enfoca a una plataforma sino a múltiples plataformas (CRIS, VIVO, Dspace, OJS) que forman parte de un ecosistema de ciencia abierta que estamos construyendo en la UASLP, en el cual pretendemos que a partir de diferentes fuentes de información tanto internas como externas, se puedan alimentar los diferentes sistemas y mantener la información sincronizada con los registros ORCID de los investigadores. Al lograrlo, le daremos una mayor visibilidad a la producción científica de la Institución y un mayor impacto académico a sus investigadores.Blog
- On the main stage — three amazing keynotes: Maria Fernanda Rollo (NOVA FSCH), Beth Plale (NSF), and Kathryn Kaiser (University of Alabama, Birmingham). Plus a surprise local guest to help celebrate the start of the event!
- Throughout the event — more than 35 fast-paced sessions on a wide range of PID themes, from Achieving Persistence through Sustainability to PID Success Stories, and beyond
- Five PID party sessions — 30-60 minutes of PID fun and games galore, led by the likes of ORCID, NISO, and TIB Hanover
- Our first-ever lightning talks — make sure you sign up on day 1 for your slot in this new one-hour session of rapid-fire, five-minute talks on the PID topic of your choice
- Not one, but two unmissable social events — a pay-your-own-way pre-meeting get-together at the TimeOut Market Lisbon on January 28, and the official PIDapalooza reception at 5:30pm on January 29 (venue to be announced soon).
- Plus all the usual fun you’ve come to expect from your favorite PID festival — the lighting of the eternal flame, your very own PIDapalooza T-shirt, the pub quiz, the wrap-up session, and more!
Whether you’ll be attending PIDapalooza for the first or the fourth time — or if you’ve never attended — we’d also love to hear your thoughts about the event, so please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. We’ll share the results at PIDapalooza 2020, and on our blogs.
Thanks — and see you in January!
Your friendly neighborhood Planning Committee
Ana Afonso (FCT), Helena Cousijn (DataCite), Maria Gould (CDL), Stephanie Harley (ORCID), Ginny Hendricks and Maria Sullivan (Crossref)Blog
- The sixth edition of the leading standard for Open Access repositories and journals in Germany was published in early October with the "DINI Certificate for Open Access Publication Services 2019". Four recommendations for implementing ORCID were added to the certificate, continuing the project’s activities in the field of standardization as outlined in the "DINI Position Paper: Author Identification using the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)", published last year.
- Another ORCID DE workshop was held at the beginning of October as part of the Open-Access-Tage 2019 in Hanover. ORCID Inc. and representatives of the ORCID consortia in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland contributed to this international discussion. The results of a short survey conducted in June by the ORCID Germany Consortium were also presented as a poster at the Open-Access-Tage. This poll of our 50 consortium members focused, among other things, on the target infrastructures and software solutions in which ORCID is to be implemented.
- Since July 2019 it has been possible to link ORCID with the Integrated Authority File (GND) via the "ORCID Search & Link Wizard". The German National Library, as an ORCID DE project partner, has successfully interlinked authors and their publications in the German National Bibliography with the GND and ORCID iD. Since 2017 it has also been possible for authors to claim their works in the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) using the "ORCID Search & Link Wizard". In September 2019, we celebrated more than 100,000 works claimed in BASE - a decisive contribution to the dissemination and acceptance of ORCID iD in Germany.
In addition to reaching these milestones, the success of the ORCID DE project can also be seen through these metrics:
- As of October 2019, there are 157,381 ORCID iDs with a .de e-mail address or the country set to Germany, compared with 43,798 ORCID iDs at the beginning of the project in April 2016.
- The ORCID Germany Consortium now has 54 members, including universities, non-university research institutions and research funders, compared with just one in May 2016. The majority of these institutions have either already implemented ORCID or are in the process of doing so.
Through the launch of the ORCID Germany Consortium and the achievement of these project milestones, the ORCID DE project has made a significant contribution to the establishment and growth of the ORCID community in Germany. To ensure that this young and rapidly growing community can continue to develop steadily, we have applied for a second phase of project funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). If approved, ORCID DE2 will investigate the use of organizational identifiers as well as further optimizing the services that have been set up so far and ensuring that the ORCID Germany Consortium is sustainable.
The ORCID DE project’s achievements so far confirm the success of Germany’s project-supported dissemination of ORCID iD. This approach will be pursued further in order to anchor ORCID sustainably in the overall German research landscape.
by Julie Balter
On behalf of the ORCID Board and staff, thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and participated in the elections process, especially the members of our Nominating Committee. Please join us in welcoming our new and returning Board members:
- Yuko Harayama (researcher member), Tohoku University, Japan
- Daniel Hook (second term), Digital Science, UK
- Linda O’Brien (second term), Griffith University, Australia
- Andrew Preston, Clarivate Analytics, UK
- Katharina Ruckstuhl, Royal Society Te Apārangi, New Zealand
ORCID holds Board member elections every year, following an open recommendation and nominations process. ORCID Board members serve for three years; each year about a third of the Board seats are up for election. The Nominating Committee was chaired this year by ORCID Board Member Alison Mitchell. The committee reviewed 15 applications.
The committee must balance a number of objectives when developing the slate. Their overarching aim was to recommend candidates who are driven by the ORCID mission and are able to contribute to ORCID’s development through their personal and organizational knowledge and networks of influence. Diversity is also an important factor - in terms of skills, geographic location, organizational representation, and gender - and the committee must also ensure that the Board, as per our bylaws, remains majority non-profit.
The Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates was reviewed by the Board at its September 2019 meeting, announced in this blog post by Alison Mitchell, and sent directly to ORCID members via our newsletter and an email to all voting contacts in member organizations.
We also held regional Town Hall meetings after the slate was announced for members in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa, to provide an overview of the process, share information about the slate, and answer questions.
Of the 959 members eligible to vote in the 2020 Board elections, 293 (30.6%) cast votes, above the 10% participation threshold needed for the election to be valid. Of those members casting ballots, 277 (94.5%) voted in favor of the slate, 12 (4.1%) abstained, and 4 (1.4%) voted against the ballot. The election results were certified at 13:07 GMT on 22 November 2019.
- Call for Nominations for the ORCID Board in 2020
- Last Call for 2020 ORCID Board Recommendations
- Announcing the ORCID Board Slate for 2020