ORCID can help research organizations and professional associations to accurately and easily identify and connect researchers, scholars, and innovators with their professional activities and affiliations, by embedding iDs in your systems, such as personnel and membership databases, identity management systems, institutional repositories, and research information systems.
Importantly, by using ORCID in your system(s), you can play your part in building a trusted research infrastructure by asserting the connection between researchers and scholars and their affiliation with your organization, by:
- Collecting validated ORCID iDs for your employees, members, affiliates, and students to ensure associations with the preferred name (and organization identifier) of your institution and to enable cross-system tracking and analysis
- Displaying iDs to signal to your employees and affiliates that your information systems are plumbed to support their use of ORCID
- Connecting information about affiliation – and, if applicable, contributions – to an individual’s ORCID record, making it easy for them to share this trusted information with other systems and profiles they use
- Synchronizing with your systems to improve reporting accuracy and speed
Learn how other research organizations make the most of their ORCID membership.
- Blog: ORCID in research organization workflows
- Webinar: Libraries, researchers and ORCID
- Example: Boston University
- Example: Chalmers University
- Example: Hong Kong Baptist University
Determine interest in ORCID at your organization
Integrate ORCID into several different workflows. Common integration points for research organizations include:
- Allow researchers to use their ORCID account to sign into your system
- Connect ORCID iDs to repository systems
- Facilitate the creation of ORCID by faculty, staff, or students
- Include ORCID iDs in research information and profile systems
- Include ORCID iDs with electronic theses and dissertations
- Enable ORCID support in third party CRIS sytems or Repositories
- For research organizations that also act as publishers, Include ORCID iDs in the publication process
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A successful integration takes more than just technical know-how. Communication with researchers and other stakeholders is key to gaining support.
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