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ORCID Adoption in the Pharma Community

21 hours 11 min ago

 This post was jointly authored by Matt Buys, Executive Director of DataCite and former Engagement Director of ORCID, and Paul Farrow, Group Communications Director and Sarah Sabir, Associate Medical Writer, both at Oxford PharmaGenesis

The Open Pharma community is striving to drive fast and transparent medical publishing and is encouraging pharmaceutical research companies to use their influence to achieve this, while ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale, enabling transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations by providing an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

Over the past two years, ORCID and Open Pharma have collaborated to demonstrate the benefits to researchers in pharma companies of registering for and using an ORCID iD.

Together we have identified several potential benefits for researchers employed in the pharma sector if their companies integrate with the ORCID member API, which allows other systems and applications to connect to the ORCID Registry of iDs. These benefits include:

  • Faster manuscript submissions to publishers
  • Improved reporting of research outputs 
  • Increased efficiency for external author partners 
  • Opportunities to streamline disclosure/conflict of interest information
  • Open science leadership

Although pharma researchers won’t realize the full benefit of having an ORCID iD if their company has not integrated with ORCID, many of them have already registered for ORCID iDs. An increasing number of pharma researchers now use an iD when submitting manuscripts for publication, since most major publishers request or, in some cases, require them to do so. This allows them to distinguish themselves from other authors -- including those in academia -- who have the same or similar names, and ensures that they are correctly connected with their own publications. It also enables their ORCID record to be automatically updated with the DOI for their article when it is published. 

Across the top pharma companies, there has been a steady increase in the total number of ORCID iDs linked with an institutional domain between June 2017 and June 2019. The greatest adoption has been observed by GSK Vaccines, who ran a pilot ORCID project between August and December 2017, highlighting the importance of education on the benefits of ORCID.  

Based on a sample of ORCID iD records of individuals who have added an affiliation with one of several selected organisations, we estimate that:

  • 89% had shared their ORCID iD with an organization (e.g. publisher, funder, employer) through an ORCID research workflow integration 
  • 62% had works connected to their record
  • 12% had funding information connected to their record
  • 2% had peer review activities connected to their record

ORCID and Open Pharma plan to build on these positive trends, to both improve the technical workflow in pharma research management systems and increase awareness among researchers and medical publication professionals working in pharma companies. The next phase of our collaboration will focus on identifying systems within the pharma community that are interested in implementing ORCID's best practice workflows and allowing the synchronization of research information through permission-based authentication. 

Educational materials to support the adoption of ORCID within pharma can be found at https://openpharma.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Open-Pharma-ORCID-infographic_GSK-case-study.pdf  Look out for more information in future blog posts and, if you are interested in finding out more, please contact community@orcid.org or oxfordproject@pharmagenesis.com

A version of this post is also available on the Open Pharma blog

 

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Meet ORCID Member, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 00:00 UTC

 Openness is a core ORCID value, and one that we encourage our community to share. So we’re delighted to announce that ORCID member KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) recently released their ORCID repository integration code openly for community use -- just in time for this year's Open Access Week! Learn more in this interview with their Preservation and Digital Services Manager, Mohamed Ba-Essa and Digital Repository Lead, Daryl Grenz.

 

Please tell us about KAUST and your roles there

KAUST is a graduate-level university focused on research into global issues related to food, water, energy, and the environment. It is located by the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia and is home to people from more than 100 different countries. We in the university library have as our mission both to make sure that our researchers have all the global research information they need at their fingertips, but also to help preserve and provide access to the research that they produce while at KAUST.

When, why, and how did KAUST get involved with ORCID?

We became members of ORCID in 2015, both to support what we felt was an important global initiative and to enable students to have the history of the research that they conducted at KAUST linked to their ORCID iD before they moved on in their careers. We became one of the first institutions to set up our DSpace repository to use ORCID iDs and also created a local tool connecting the repository to the ORCID API.

How are you currently using ORCID at KAUST?

We connect faculty and students to their works in our institutional repository using their ORCID iD. For example, students are required to have an ORCID iD when submitting their theses or dissertations. The thesis records then also link to the faculty advisors and committee members using their ORCID iDs. Since last year we have also been registeringminting DataCite DOIs for some items in our repository (ETDs, datasets, and software) and including the author ORCID iDs in the metadata sent to DataCite. We also use ORCID iDs to keep track of new publications by our faculty by querying Crossref based on current faculty ORCID iDs.

Can you tell us more about the code you’ve just released for your repository integration that’s now available for community use?

The code has two parts, the Institutional ORCID Integration (IOI) application and the DSpace expanded-ORCID-support patch. The IOI provides an interface for users from an institution to set up and manage the connection between their ORCID iD and the institution. The DSpace patch then allows their ORCID iD to be added to records in the DSpace repository, and for information about new publications to be sent back through the IOI connection into their ORCID record.

What impact do you hope releasing the code will have?

When we first set up our ORCID integration we were hoping that fuller ORCID support would be built into newer versions of the main DSpace code, but that hasn’t happened yet. So there are quite a few institutions using DSpace who would like to adopt ORCID, but don’t have a straightforward path to do it. This project gives them some technical building blocks that they can arrange in a setup that will work for them. For example, an institution that is not yet an ORCID member could set up the IOI as a way to collect researchers’ iDs and add them to publication records in their DSpace repository, without adding the publication information to ORCID records. The code may even prove useful to institutions that don’t use DSpace, because an institution that is an ORCID member, but doesn’t have a DSpace repository, could still use the IOI application to add institutional employment and education information to their researchers’ ORCID records.

What's your favorite ORCID success story at KAUST?

It has been exciting to see the use of ORCID iDs spread through the scholarly ecosystem. We often are introducing ORCID to students or other researchers and find not only that they already have an ORCID iD, but that they have used it with systems or in ways that we didn’t even know about before.

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Time for a website refresh!

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 12:44 UTC

It’s an exciting time at ORCID, and I’m very happy to have joined the team as Senior Communications Manager! At the time of this writing over 7.2 million ORCID iDs have been registered and, according to our recent Community Survey, our users no longer consider us to be a maturing organization. We understand that, as we grow, so does our responsibility to understand and address the needs of our community, and make sure you have easy access to the information you need about ORCID. This includes optimizing the user experience with more intuitive navigation and content layout, improving accessibility, and establishing a process for collecting and responding to your feedback.

Prioritizing user needs

My first project - a refresh of the ORCID website - is one of the ways we are addressing this. Website content typically has a 7-10 year life span and orcid.org was launched in 2012, so now is a good time to revisit it. 

The ORCID Registry user interface (not included in this project) is built to meet the needs of researchers. However, with the exception of the ORCID blog, our other websites (orcid.org and, in particular, members.orcid.org) are primarily designed to provide individuals at organizations (members and non-members) with the information you need about us. Who we are, what we do, how we do it, and -- most importantly -- why.

Faster site, more usable content

Our website refresh will, therefore, include inventorying current content and repurposing/ rewriting/ reorganizing it for maximum usefulness and accessibility. Whether you are a funder, publisher, research institution, consortium, or researcher, we understand your time is limited - and valuable! - so we will strive to ensure you can find and digest information relevant to you in the shortest time possible. This will be an ongoing process and we welcome your feedback to help us along the way (see below for details).

In addition to streamlining the content, we will be working on the user experience (UX) to make finding your way around the site more intuitive. As our UX Designer Mallory Robertson mentioned in her Improving the User Experience: Why, What, How?, you can expect a new homepage design as well as improved page layout and menus, among other changes.  In fact, you may have already noticed an update to the menus recently as a first step to making the site easier to navigate. 

Help us help you: we welcome your ideas!

Our website refresh goals are simple yet ambitious: make it effortless for members to understand the value of ORCID and implement it in your systems and workflows, and for researchers to understand the benefits of having and using an ORCID iD

We expect to launch the new site in early 2020 and we’d love you to get involved!

  • Share your input on what you’d like to see on the new site
  • Participate in our usability testing. It’s a simple 10-minute online test that will allow us to measure how well we did in presenting information in a way that makes it easy for users to find what they need on our site.

As ORCID grows in maturity, we are looking at new ways to ensure you can easily find the information you need about our organization. We’re incredibly grateful to have such an engaged community and we look forward to working with you as we develop our updated website presence, and to sharing our progress with you as we approach launch. Stay tuned!

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近日設立予定ーORCID 日本コンソーシアム

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 15:14 UTC

English-language version

日本におけるORCIDコンソーシアムを設立する明示的な検討は、2017年9月に国内の会員機関のORCID担当者による会議から始められました。それまでにもコンソーシアム設立に対する期待はあったものの、実現に向けた明示的な行動は見られませんでした。しかし、この会議の後、現在に至るまでの2年間で次のようなアクションを行ってきました。

2018年4月にコンソーシアム運営委員会(Steering Committee)を設置しました。委員は個別参加をしている機関や企業の担当者です。この会議では、日本におけるコンソーシアムの役割や意義といった次元の問題から、コンソーシアムを運営するための事務作業に関することまで議論しています。また、2018年は次の2つの成果を残しています。

  • 2018年6月、コンソーシアムの必要性を説いた設立趣意書を発表。
  • ORCID文書翻訳プロジェクトを発足。

国内におけるORCIDの啓発活動の一環として、2018年4月2018年12月2019年6月のメンバミーティングおよびワークショップの開催しました。この後の私の記事でも触れますが、これらのイベントを通して、会員ではない機関からの参加者のみならず、機関会員の担当者や関係者も、ORCIDとそれを支えるコミュニティの意義についての理解を深めたと言えるでしょう。

かねてより運営委員会が説明と交渉を進めていたAXIES大学ICT推進協議会が、2019年5月にORCIDコンソーシアムのリード機関となることを決定しました。AXIESは、高等教育機関を対象とした教育ICTに関する共同開発や共同購入を目的として設立された法人です。認証基盤の普及や開発の実績もあったことから、ORCIDへの理解を示していただけました。そして、実質的な受け皿となるORCID部会というセクションを立ち上げ、この部会を中心にコンソーシアムの活動を進めていくことになりました。この部会は、実質的に上述のコンソーシアム運営委員会と同じものです。

コンソーシアム運営委員会は月1回、オンライン会議の形で行われてきました。これまでに14回行いましたが、リード機関が決定してからは月に2回行っています。最低でも次年度(日本は3月)からの実質的な始動に向けて準備を進めているところです。

ORCIDのエグゼクティブディレクターであるLaure Haakは、今回ニュースの日本コンソーシアム設立に大変嬉しく感じております。「日本ORCIDコンソーシアムの設立は、研究管理の改善に対する日本の研究部門の共通のコミットメントの強さ増すことができます。 日本コンソーシアムは、研究者間および大学、研究機関間でのデータ共有と研究情報システムの相互運用性の向上に専念していただき、今後日本のORCIDに期待しております。 ORCIDは日本コンソーシアムと一緒にこれらの取り組みに参加することを大変楽しみにしております。

日本ORCIDメンバーシップ開始から現在に至るまで、5年程の時間が経過し、すでに19ものメンバーシップ参加機構がございます。日本では、ResearchMap、DB-Spriral、s2idなどのツールが日本国内で普及されていることから、世界で利用されているORCIDシステムとの連動が必須になります。こちらも現在各システム機構と連結を行っており今年から来年にかけて完成する予定となっております。

これらのシステムと連動を図ることで、日本でORCIDメンバーシップが増え、日本国内のみならず世界との繋がりが密接になり、より交流する機会が増え、科学者、研究員、各日本機構と世界機構との連動がより便利なツールの一つになることを信じております。

また今後の動向として、現在メンバーシップ参加機構が増えたことで日本コンソーシアムの設立のスケジュールも予定しております。年内には森氏筆頭の下、コンソーシアム設立に向けてORCIDとの契約を準備しており、年内から様々なイベントも開催予定です。

今後のORCIDとコンソーシアムの動きに期待し注目していただければと思います。

Atlas

Society to ORCIDは、ORCIDメンバー機関が研究者のORCIDレコードに情報を書き込むためのツールです。現在、5つの大学、研究機関に提供しており、いくつかの機関が導入を検討中です。

Society to ORCIDで実現できることは、

  1. 機関に所属する研究者のORCIDレコードへの書き込み(書き込まれた情報のソースはメンバー機関名)
  2. その研究者の業績の追跡、

の2点です。1.の書き込みの具体例としては「所属情報」、「業績」、「表彰」があります。

Society to ORCIDのコンセプトは「ORCIDメンバーである利点を活かせるものを低いハードルで提供する」です。そのため、研究者ではなく、ORCIDメンバー機関の方が情報を記載したExcelファイルをアップロードするだけで利用できる大変シンプルな作りになっています。

ORCIDメンバーとして目に見える成果を出したい大学や、大学の基幹システムを改修するにはコスト面で難しい大学に適したツールです。

Society to ORCIDのプロジェクトメンバーは、ORCIDレコードの充実と信頼性の高い情報ソースが大事だと考えています。今後も、研究者の様々な活動に対して、各機関が手間なくORCIDに情報を書き込めるようにお手伝していきたいと思っています。

SRA Tohoku

当社は、大学をはじめとした学術・研究機関向けの研究業績データベースである「DB-Spiral」の販売・導入を2005年から続けており、現在では日本全国で60を超える機関への導入実績があります。

開発当初の DB-Spiral は、研究者自身が直接データを入力することを前提とし、組織内に閉じたシステムでしたが、近年では外部のデータベースとのデータ連携が必要不可欠になってきています。

DB-Spiral の連携対象のひとつである ORCID は、研究者を一意に識別するためのID であるだけでなく、出版社や学会を含んだ包括的な仕組みを提供しているという点で優れていると感じます。特に、論文に DOI が付与されるタイミングで ORCID のマイページに自動的に登録される「Auto Update」の機能と機関側から電子認証・認可を介して書き込んだデータに「Source」が明示される機能は非常にユニークです。

DB-Spiral と ORCID を連携することによって、研究者は自身の業績や経歴を「正しく」「時間をかけずに」組織内のデータベースに取り込むことができるようになりました。このことは、組織内データベースへの登録率の向上と登録データの質を

高めることの両方に大きく寄与しています。

また、機関が組織内データベースで管理されている人事情報を ORCID に書き込むことにより、自組織に所属している研究者の身元を ORCID 上で保証することができるようになる点は、学会や出版社にとって大きなメリットに繋がります。

今後、日本コンソーシアムの設立に伴って多くの機関が ORCID を認知し、その活用のための取り組みを始めると予想します。当社は確かな開発力を持ったベンダーとして、その活動をサポートしていきたいと考えています。

JST

JSTはイノベーションへの貢献を目指し、研究開発に必要とされる科学技術情報の収集・体系化などを行っています。ユーザーの利便性向上のために国内外の関係機関との連携も実施してきましたが、世界でスタンダードとなっているORCIDとの連携も進めてきました。日本の研究者情報するデータベースである「researchmap」や、DOI(Digital Object Identifier)の登録を行う「ジャパンリンクセンター」(JaLC)との連携事例を紹介します。

researchmapには現在約29万人の研究者が、その所属や経歴、研究分野などの基本的な情報に加え、論文、書籍、講演・口頭発表や特許など3,000万件を超える業績情報を登録しています。これらの情報は、研究者毎のホームページ「マイポータル」を通じて広く発信することができます。

researchmapでは、2013年からORCIDとデータ連携を開始し、ORCIDで公開している業績情報をresearchmapへ取り込む機能を実装しました。ORCIDは、検証済みの信頼性の高いデータ(論文投稿時に著者がORCIDを使えば、その論文が出版された時に自身のORCIDレコードに自動的に追加される)が登録されているため、ORCIDで業績を管理している研究者は、その信頼性の高い業績データを容易にresearchmapに取り込む事が可能となり、研究者からは利便性が向上したとの評価を頂いています。今後は電子認証プロセスの導入によるORCID上の限定公開情報の取り込みや、researchmapデータのORCIDへの登録など、更に連携を進めていきたいと考えています。

また、JSTでは国立研究開発法人 物質・材料研究機構 (NIMS)、 大学共同利用機関法人 情報・システム研究機構国立情報学研究所 (NII)、 国立国会図書館 (NDL) と共にJaLCを運営しています。JaLCでは、研究者が自身の業績を管理する際の負担を軽減するために、ORCIDと連携し、ORCID「著作・業績の追加」の「検索とリンク」から、JaLCに登載された論文を容易に検索しORCIDの著作・業績に登録できるようにする予定です。これは2020年4月頃に実現する予定です。その後も、JaLCの会員(JSTが運営する日本の電子ジャーナル出版プラットフォーム:J-STAGE等)と歩調をあわせつつ、 ORCIDとの連携を強化していきたいと考えています。

一方、JSTはCREST、さきがけなどのファンド事業を有する研究助成機関の顔も合わせ持ちます。JSTがファンドを行った研究開発課題がどういった成果を上げたのかを把握することは非常に重要です。ORCIDに蓄積される研究者と成果情報を活用してJSTの研究開発課題の成果情報をより、正確に把握されることが期待されます。

私個人としては、コンソーシアムの設立まで時間がかかりすぎている感じもしています。しかしその分、ORCIDに対する理解やその活用についての議論が深まったと思います。というのも、ORCIDに研究情報のマネジメントだけでない、次のような価値を見いだすことができたからです。

例えば、博士課程の修了者のキャリアトラッキングのツールとして、ORCIDの活用が挙げられます。研究支援の文脈だけでなく、高等教育の質保証の文脈でもORCIDに高い価値と意義を見いだすことができます。

また、研究者の学歴・職歴に関する情報に大学や機関が信頼を付与することができる機能は、研究分野や国境を超えて学術研究活動の信頼性を高めることに寄与するものです。時間はかかりましたが、その分、日本のコンソーシアム設立に関わった人々はこうした認識をすることができるようになったと思います。

こうした認識ができるようになったことは、運営委員長としてORCIDに関わり私自身が実感していることです。そうして、ようやくPersistent IDであるORCIDの難解な運営モデルについて、私なりに3つの簡単な要素に分解して説明ができるようになりました。

  1. 普及促進のため、ユーザは無償でIDを取得し、その利益を得ることができる。
  2. 一方で、ユーザが所属する機関が機関APIを用いてIDに信用を付与する。
  3. 機関はORCIDに賛同し、ORCID運営を支える(そしてAPI利用権を得る)。

3つ目については、2018年1月にリスボンで開かれたメンバワークショップで、各国のコンソーシアムのコーディネータの皆さんの話を聞いて、気づきを得ました。

コンソーシアムに機関を勧誘する方法は、上記のことを理解してもらうのが一番良いのですが、経験的に困難であるとおもいます。すこし俗物的な方法ではありますが、THE世界大学ランキング上位50大学で、ORCIDに機関参加しているところは85%近くあるという報告(2018年11月現在)をしたことがあります。これには、研究大学を標榜する大学の執行部は反応を見せたそうです。研究大学であれば、ORCIDに理解を示して運営を支えるのは常識であろうということです。

日本のコンソーシアムに関わった人々の特徴として、単にCRISや学術リポジトリの担当者だけではないことが挙げられるでしょう。Research AdministratorやInstitutional Researchなどの担当者が大学や機関の経営戦略の観点からORCIDに注目しています。このブログも、ちょうど14回目の運営委員会が終わった後に書いていますが、今回も活発な議論がなされました。日本のコンソーシアムはORCIDの普及を推進するとともに、研究支援だけでない多面的な展開を見せていくことになると思います。

最後に、すでに元ORCIDスタッフとなっておられるにも関わらず、日本コンソーシアムの設立に惜しみない助力をいただいた宮入暢子さんに感謝を述べたいと思います。ありがとうございます。

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Coming Soon - ORCID Japan Consortium!

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 21:50 UTC

日本語バージョン

Work on establishing an ORCID consortium in Japan began in September 2017 with a meeting of ORCID representatives from Japanese member institutions. Although a consortium was not formed at that time, over the past two years the group has made progress toward that goal.

In April 2018, a Steering Committee was established, with members from organizations and companies that currently participate individually in ORCID. This Committee discusses issues ranging from the role and significance of the consortium in Japan to the administrative work required to operate the consortium. In June 2018, an announcement was made regarding the need for a consortium, and an ORCID document translation project was launched.

As part of our ORCID awareness-raising activities in Japan, member meetings and workshops were held here in April 2018, December 2018, and June 2019. These events ensured a better understanding of  the significance of ORCID and the communities that support it among ORCID members and non-members alike. 

In May 2018, following discussions and negotiations with the Steering Committee, the AXIES University ICT Promotion Council agreed to become the lead organization of the ORCID Japan Consortium. The AXIES organization was established for the purpose of joint development and purchase of educational ICT (information and communications technology) for higher education institutions. We’ve now established a ORCID steering committee in Japan, and started to work on the set up of the ORCID Japan Consortium, with the same members forming that Steering Committee. They have been holding monthly meetings  online, increasing to twice monthly following the appointment of the lead organization. We are now preparing for our official launch at the start of the next fiscal year (March in Japan).

ORCID’s Executive Director, Laure Haak, welcomes this news: “The establishment of the Japan ORCID Consortium reflects the strength of the Japanese research sector’s shared commitment to improve research management. The Japan consortium is dedicated to improving data sharing and research information system interoperability, between researchers and across universities, research institutes. ORCID is honored to be part of their work. We look forward to participating in this effort with them.”

It has been about five years since the first Japanese ORCID member joined, and there are now 19 members here. In Japan, tools such as ResearchMap, DB-Spiral, and s2id are widely used, and it is essential to link these with other ORCID systems used around the world. Work on integrating ORCID in these systems is scheduled to be completed in the next year. This will then lead to an increase in ORCID membership in Japan, enabling closer connections not only in Japan but also globally., There will also be more opportunities for the exchange of information among scientists and researchers, and between Japanese and international organizations.  

Even though it took a long time to set up the Japan consortium, members in Japan are now aware that it is going to launch soon. I have prepared a contract with ORCID for the establishment of the consortium, and various ORCID events are also being planned for the coming months.

As the ORCID Japan Steering Committee Chair, I see three main elements of our consortium agreement: 

  1. There is no cost to researchers for registering and using their ORCID iD 
  2. Organizations can then help their researchers get credit for their work by adding information about their contributions and affiliations to their record using the member API
  3. Led by the consortia lead, member organizations also express their commitment to and  support for ORCID’s mission and vision 

One of the characteristics of the Japanese consortium is that our members include Research Administrators and Institutional Research staff, as well as CRIS and academic repository personnel. This diversity will help ensure that our consortium promotes the multifaceted spread of ORCID in Japan.

Please look out for more news about the future development of ORCID in Japan and our consortium.

 

 

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A journey of building communities and scaling infrastructure

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

It is with both sadness and excitement that I will be leaving ORCID, to join DataCite as their new Executive Director.  It’s a wonderful opportunity, and I am pleased that I will be staying within the wider digital infrastructure, and will have the opportunity to continue working with ORCID, collaborating to build the open research information infrastructure. 

I will really miss the ORCID team, which has become a family to me. It is difficult to put into words how much of an impact the people at ORCID have had in my life. It is with the support and trust of my ORCID family that I have been able to grow and develop as an individual. I thank you all for your friendship and colleagueship over the years. I will continue to hold these relationships dearly.

When I joined ORCID in 2015, I wrote about how excited I was to be joining a “plumbing company.” Since then, ORCID has become so much more. We have helped build a global community that has started to transform how research information is collected and shared. 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.

During my time at ORCID, I have traveled around the world to engage directly with you, the incredible people who make up our community. We rely on your commitment to realise 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. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many of you. 

Building persistent global research infrastructure is no small endeavour.  From a global perspective, the community largely recognises the interplay between ORCID adoption by researchers and implementation of ORCID in research workflows.  Both are necessary to achieve our ultimate goal of streamlined and open information-sharing. This being said, we also recognise that organisations want to contribute to and gain value from information interoperability in different ways, so over my time at ORCID we have worked to  develop strategies to enable collaboration and build communities of practice

I am proud of ORCID’s achievements over the past few years, I thank everyone in our community for your support and commitment, and I look forward to continuing to work with you to achieve our shared goal in my new role.

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Announcing the ORCID Board Slate for 2020

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 - 15:24 UTC

I am delighted to announce the slate for ORCID’s 2020 Board election.

We received a total of 15 nominations, of which 10 were from individuals representing member organisations and five were for the researcher member position. An excellent variety of skills and geographies was represented, and we were particularly pleased to have a number of nominees with experience in the areas that we had specifically requested. Sincere thanks to the ORCID Nominating Committee for their constructive and enthusiastic engagement – Heath Marks, Daisy Selematsela, Simeon Warner, Karin Wulf, and Kazu Yamaji – and also to the ORCID staff for their very proactive support.

Following the deadline for nominations of 1 August 2019, the Nominating Committee reviewed all of the nominations very carefully. We assessed the skills and experience of each nominee, and also considered how the proposed slate of nominees might complement the existing Board members. With our proposed slate of nominees we have aimed for an overall diversity of representation in terms of skills, experience, organisation type, geographical location, and gender – a balance that we believe will strengthen the ORCID Board in its important roles of overseeing the management and performance of ORCID and serving as community advocates for ORCID.

The Nominating Committee therefore recommends the following nominees to be put forward for election to the ORCID Board for a term from January 2020 to December 2022:

  • 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

Please see ORCID 2020 Board Slate for more information about the nominees. All ORCID members in good standing as of September 23 are eligible to vote. Online voting will be open from October 23 – November 22, and full instructions will be sent to the official contact at each member organization by October 1. Members also have the option to propose write-in candidates for the Board within 30 days of the slate being announced (by November 22) – full information can be found in our bylaws, Section III, Article 2.

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Integrating ORCID for Reviewers at PLOS

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

This guest post was co-authored by Kat McGowan, Editorial Operations Manager for PLOS ONE and Madison Crystal, Brand Communications Manager and Writer, PLOS

 It’s no secret that we’re big fans of ORCID and we were very excited to integrate ORCID’s reviewer credit service. We already require corresponding authors to sign up for ORCID and offer it as a single sign-on option for all of our users on our submission site. The new reviewer program is an opportunity for us to extend the benefits even further. 

Providing an easy, efficient credit system for reviewers aligns strongly with our goals to further transparency and recognition for the diverse contributions individuals make at every step of the research process. Besides raising awareness for the work of reviewers, we also hope that more ways to get credit will offer more incentive to review and add more nuance to the record of a reviewer's scholarly contributions.

Because of the benefits for our community, we decided that we wanted to roll this feature out as soon as possible to all seven PLOS journals. 

This part was a little tricky, as all our journals do things a little differently. Our teams had to spend some time revising workflows to make sure we could offer a consistent process across our whole portfolio—from PLOS ONE to PLOS Computational Biology. There was also the daunting task of testing the feature within Editorial Manager (our manuscript submission system) without a sandbox site, which meant not having a clear vision of the experience for our earliest adopters. 

However, Editorial Manager offers a lot of control over when credit is awarded and when it’s pushed to our reviewers’ ORCID records. The configuration options were very clear, which made it easy to figure out exactly how things would work even without being able to test ahead of time. We ended up choosing to implement a delay so that reviews would be posted in batches at the end of each month. This functionality has been hugely important in ensuring reviewers can remain anonymous and still get credit for their work, if that’s what they prefer.

If you’re looking to integrate this feature at your journal, here’s our advice:

  1. Test! You’ll be happy to hear that the most recent update to Editorial Manager will allow you to test this feature within ORCID’s sandbox. It’s certainly easy enough to set up without, but it’s a great option to take advantage of.
  2. Keep in mind your review audience and their habits when you configure the setup options and timing for uploading reviews. If you have fewer reviews you may want to have a longer delay before uploading to make it more difficult to identify specific reviewers. If you your peer review process is already open, you can upload and provide credit as soon as possible.  
  3. Communication is key. We let all of our reviewers know about this new feature through email campaigns, website, and our blog. We tailored our messages with instructions for registering based on whether they were new to ORCID or already had an account in our system so that they each knew how to get reviewer credit with PLOS. 

A lot of work went into making sure this were consistent and correct before launch, but it was worth the effort to provide a consistent experience to all our contributors. Already we’ve seen average uptake from about 35% of our reviewers across all of our journals and we’re excited to see how it develops.

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Let's Add Peer Review Information to ORCID Records

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 02:22 UTC

As part of our Peer Review Week 2019 celebrations, we are happy to share this video about why and how to add peer review to ORCID records. Learn about connecting both individual peer review activities -- for a journal article or conference abstract, for example -- and peer review service over time -- such as acting as a review editor or serving on a review panel.  

Happy Peer Review Week!

 

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ORCID in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa- An Update

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

ORCID relies on our community to help us achieve our shared vision. As our members, you play a critical role, by creating connections and sharing information about research and researchers. Collectively  you are helping us make progress toward our shared goal where research information is entered once and reused often.

Membership

The EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region continues to lead the world in terms of ORCID adoption. Well over half of ORCID members are based here, and more than 70% have joined through a consortium. These communities of practice are key to our success, as they share our global, inclusive, and collaborative approach to building a better research information infrastructure. Working with consortia allows us to scale our efforts and may lead to improved collaboration and more effective ORCID implementation at a regional level. Five EMEA consortia were recognized for their contributions at our consortia workshop in May.

Consortia in Europe & Middle East and Africa

Austria | Belgium | Denmark | Finland | Germany | Greece | Israel |

Italy | Netherlands | Norway | Portugal | South Africa | Sweden | UK

So far in 2019 we have welcomed three consortia in Europe:

  • The Austrian Consortium led by TU Wien and University of Vienna was founded in January with 11 institutional members, followed by an official launch event in June
  • Denmark was the first country to establish an ORCID consortium in 2014, and after a one year break due to internal reorganization, the Danish Consortium re-launched in January, this time under the lead of Aalborg University Library 
  • In Greece a national consortium was established in January  with HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link) as the lead organization. The consortium currently has 43 members, making it one of the largest in the region

We also recently welcomed our first members in Botswana, Nigeria, Turkey and Iraq, as well as new members in France, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Poland, Qatar, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, and are in active discussions with organizations across the region.

Adoption and Use

As of today, there are 562 ORCID members in Europe, and 323 integrations. In the Middle East and Africa, there are 44 members and 20 integrations. And the number of research information systems in the region that support ORCID continues to grow.  There are currently more than 300 systems in our region that are exchanging information with the ORCID Registry.  

Congratulations and kudos to our top sharers, who are helping all of us realize our open research goals!

Affiliations: To date, the top members asserting affiliations on ORCID records are: the University of Oxford (11.000+), King's College London (3,800+), Universidad de Zaragoza (3,600+), Københavns Universitet (2,500+), and University College London (2,400+)

Works: Top EMEA integrators adding works include: Europe PubMed Central (2M+), INSPIRE-HEP (800.000+), Ciência Vitae (350.000+), MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) (180.000+), and the University of Helsinki (130.000+)

Funding: The top integrator, adding the highest amount of funding items in the region is Ciência Vitae (19,000+) developed by Portuguese national funder, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

 

 

Most of our Registry traffic from EMEA comes from the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany -- more than two million visits to ORCID sites in July 2019!

Evolution

EMEA members are helping us evolve the services we offer and improve how we support our community.  In addition to EMEA member participation on our Board and working groups, SABINET (South Africa) and ePIC (Europe) are participating in our RIPEN project. 

We released our infographic in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish to support discussions about “why ORCID” in our community and, during the first half of 2019, we held several virtual and face to face events, including our first webinar in Arabic, as well as co-hosted workshops with consortia and members in Israel, Turkey, Denmark, UK, and Austria

In the second half of the year we will be visiting many countries in the region, and holding “Better Together” webinars focused on funders, publishers, and research institutions.  Watch our events page for details of these and other upcoming webinars and workshops!

A big thank you to our EMEA community for your continued collaboration!

 

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Reports and ORCID Recommendations from ORBIT Funder Working Group

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

The ORBIT project is nearing the end of its second year.  We have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a number of research funding organizations during this time and are now happy to share an update on our work!  

The following organizations participated in the ORBIT Project

Australian Research Council - ARC (Australia) | Austrian Science Fund - FWF (Austria) | BBSRC (UK) | Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR (Canada) | CONCYTEC (Peru) | Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq (Brazil) | Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES (Brazil) | Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCT (Portugal) | Howard Hughes Medical Institute - HHMI (USA) | Japan Science and Technology Agency - JST (Japan) | Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment - MBIE (New Zealand) | National Humanities Alliance - NHA (USA) | National Research Foundation - NRF (South Africa) | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - NSERC (Canada) | Science and Technology Development Fund - STDF (Egypt) | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - SSHRC (Canada) | Swiss National Science Foundation - SNF (Switzerland) | US National Institutes of Health - NIH (USA) | Wellcome Trust (UK)

This week, we are releasing two survey reports and one set of recommendations, all developed with the ORBIT participants.  These reports are framed by the funding community’s progress with integrating ORCID into grants processes. Wellcome Trust has been collecting ORCID iDs from its applicants since 2015. They have now been joined by more funding organizations, including the Australian Research Council, which is using ORCID to enable applicants to build their application CVs; CAPES, which is using ORCID to enable international participation in its funding programs; and the US National Institutes of Health, which announced it will be using ORCID in NIH training grant applications

Look for an upcoming series of posts on these regional initiatives, coming later this year.  

Enter Once - Grant Applications

Ultimately, our goal is to enable researchers to easily share information about their activities and affiliations with grant application systems, reducing the data entry burden for them and improving data quality for funders and the broader community. In our new ORBIT: Grant Application Data Field Survey Report, we summarize data fields used by funders to collect grant application information, based on responses from nine participating national and philanthropic funders to a survey carried out as part of the ORBIT project.  Our analysis shows that the ORCID data model accommodates -- or could easily accommodate -- much of the grant applicant information required by funders. We also analyzed the amount and sources of this information in the ORCID Registry.  For the purposes of reduction of researcher burden and data quality/fidelity, it is preferable that this information is added to ORCID records by the various information systems used by researchers, as part of an existing workflow. The analysis has led to specific actions for both ORCID and funders, and we hope that its conclusions will also be more broadly useful in highlighting actions to maximize the availability of open, reusable funding information, in particular through the use of open persistent identifiers and metadata.  

Reuse Often - Grant Reporting

After working with funders to analyze data needs for workflows associated with applying for, reviewing, and awarding grants, in the second phase of ORBIT, the project team gathered information about the systems, workflows, and processes currently used by funders for research reporting and evaluation. We sought to identify inefficiencies in data-gathering and prioritize a second set of pathfinder projects to test, refine, and assess solutions. Our information-gathering took the form of an initial survey of members of the ORBIT Funder Working Group, which was also shared with a network of United States Federal funders and the Belmont Forum, to widen the reach of our investigation. In all, 13 ORBIT funders from nine countries in six continents participated, ranging from national, multidisciplinary research funding bodies to discipline-focused philanthropic funders. 

The ORBIT Funder Reporting Survey report includes the following findings: 

  • Connecting grants to subsequent research activities and outputs is the biggest challenge for funders
  • Although most funders’ reporting requests are fulfilled, much of the information is provided late or is of low quality and requires time-consuming cleanup
  • More than 50% of funders interact with researchers during the reporting process, suggesting that ORCID could be integrated into reporting workflows

The ORBIT Funder Working Group therefore makes the following recommendations: 

  • Funders, publishers, and identifier registries should work together to develop, implement, and socialize workflows that use identifiers to create and share transparent connections between people, funding, and research activities in grant and publication workflows
  • Funder reporting systems should implement digital reporting workflows that reduce reporting burden, by enabling researchers to populate web forms with information from other systems, including ORCID records, without rekeying or manual data entry
  • Funders should partner with publishers to leverage identifiers for organizations, grants, and people, to enable compliance with funder open access and data-sharing requirements
Sharing What Works

The ORBIT Funder Working Group has also developed a set of recommendations, ORCID and Grant DOIs: Engaging the Community to Ensure Openness and Transparency of Funding Information, calling for the combined use of ORCID and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to support openness and transparency of funding information.  Their report describes specific funding system information flows, and proposes complementary actions by ORCID, Crossref, researchers, and publishers to enable open research goals.  

Want to Learn More or Get Involved?

A number of funders have signed the ORCID Funder Open Letter committing to the use of best practices for collecting ORCID iDs from applicants and sharing grant award information publicly. We welcome their support and invite all organizations that fund research and scholarship to consider joining them as signatories.

We also invite you to attend our upcoming webinars:

  • A series of Better Together webinars where researchers, funders, and vendors will share best practices and experiences of using ORCID 
  • Into ORBIT webinar where speakers from FWG organizations will discuss ORBIT reports’ recommendations and findings, as well as sharing their organization’s ORCID policy
  • Let’s Integrate webinar featuring speakers from funders large and small, who will share their experiences and demonstrate that anyone can integrate ORCID 

Watch our events page for details of these and other ORCID webinars and workshops.  If you are an ORCID member, check your monthly newsletter for a schedule of activities.  You can also register to receive our blog

As we present the findings of these reports to our community over the coming months, we invite your feedback.  We hope that we can count on you to play your part in implementing the ORBIT FWG’s recommendations, whether you’re a funder, a publisher, a research institution, or a researcher. Thank you!

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New Features Alert! More Information Now Included In Your ORCID Inbox Notifications

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

An ORCID inbox notification is added to your account every time a trusted organization (an ORCID member you have authorized) makes a change on your record. However, until now these notifications contained no details of what had been changed, which was understandably frustrating.

Now that all our member organizations have upgraded to API version 2.0 or higher,  we can make improvements to address this issue. We are excited to announce that your ORCID inbox notification now includes details of each item that has been added or updated. If you’ve also signed up for email notifications, you’ll see the changes in our email message too. 

The new notification includes details of the additions or updates to the affiliation, funding, work, peer review, or research resources sections on your ORCID record. So you can easily see the changes that have been made, each trusted organization that has updated your record is listed separately, together with each individual activity that they have updated. 

 

Please see our Knowledge Base article for more information on notifications and frequency settings. 

Tell us what you think!

We value feedback from our community, so please let us know what you think about this new functionality, and share any suggestions you have to further improve the ORCID Registry or APIs. Thank you!

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¡Grandes logros en Perú!

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 16:31 UTC

¡Han pasado casi dos años desde nuestro artículo "ORCID en Latinoamérica: Novedades", en el cual celebramos los logros de CONCYTEC como un verdadero pionero de ORCID y el primer miembro en América Latina en ser reconocido en nuestro programa Collect & Connect! CONCYTEC es la agencia peruana cuyo propósito es regular, dirigir, guiar, financiar, coordinar, supervisar y evaluar las acciones del país en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, y promover e impulsar su desarrollo.

En aquel entonces, alrededor de 8000 investigadores peruanos ya tenían su ORCID iD conectado al sistema nacional de currículos, DINA - ahora CTI Vitae1, y ORCID contaba con el apoyo de dos organizaciones miembro: la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) y el CONCYTEC.

 

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Dos años después, CONCYTEC ha integrado ORCID en CTI Vitae, plataforma en la cual 22000 investigadores peruanos han conectado su ORCID iD1.

En el 2019, festejamos también la llegada de cinco nuevos miembros institucionales en Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad Andina del Cusco, Universidad Continental, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos y Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

Además, los usuarios peruanos han estado constantemente entre los cinco principales países en consultar el Registro ORCID en los últimos tres años, ¡una gran indicación del beneficio de ORCID para la comunidad!

CONCYTEC y ORCID

CONCYTEC es parte de la comunidad ORCID desde 2015 y fue la primera agencia de financiación gubernamental de América Latina en integrarse con ORCID. Sus integraciones ORCID con DINA (la plataforma nacional de CV, ahora renombrada CTI Vitae) y ALICIA (el repositorio nacional de acceso abierto), permiten a los investigadores importar publicaciones de su registro ORCID a su CTI Vitae, y exportar sus contribuciones de ALICIA a su registro ORCID. Esto significa menos carga administrativa para los investigadores peruanos y mayor visibilidad internacional para la investigación local.

"ORCID es un elemento de primera importancia para la interoperabilidad nacional e internacional de la Red Nacional de Información en los sistemas de CTI, y para aumentar la visibilidad de los investigadores peruanos".

- Dirección de Evaluación y Gestión del Conocimiento (DEGC) - CONCYTEC

El proyecto PerúCRIS 

El proyecto PerúCRIS tiene como objetivo establecer, desarrollar y operar la Red Nacional de Información en CTI, lo que permitirá la consolidación y gestión de la información científica y académica en todo el Perú. También permitirá la generación de estadísticas para apoyar la toma de decisiones, a nivel institucional, regional, sectorial y nacional, además de hacer visibles las actividades, capacidades y producción científica de los investigadores peruanos a nivel mundial.

La construcción de la Red Nacional de Información en CTI requiere la incorporación de mejores prácticas en la gestión de la información de investigación. Para lograr este objetivo, CONCYTEC ha establecido alianzas estratégicas con instituciones clave en la comunidad internacional de ciencia abierta: DURASPACE, euroCRIS, LA Referencia, COAR y ORCID.

 

Campaña de adopción ORCID

En octubre de 2018, CONCYTEC lanzó una campaña para la adopción nacional de ORCID como el identificador persistente único para los investigadores a nivel nacional. Esto significa que se espera que todos los investigadores peruanos tengan un ORCID iD. El proyecto también incluye:

  • Integración ORCID. Inicio de sesión autenticado en CTI Vitae a través de ORCID, más la posibilidad de importar y exportar publicaciones hacia y desde ORCID y CTI Vitae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Entrenamiento ORCID. CONCYTEC ha estado trabajando activamente con las instituciones de investigación peruanas para compartir las mejores prácticas de ORCID para investigadores y sus organizaciones. Este enfoque incluye visitas y capacitación in situ, seminarios web dedicados y seminarios generales. ORCID está trabajando desde 2018 con CONCYTEC en una serie de seminarios web para investigadores y organizaciones, continuando hasta el 2019. Para ver más información, incluido un calendario de actividades y videos, o para registrarse en un próximo seminario web, visite Talleres ORCID.

  • Afiliación institucional y coordinador de afiliación. Esta funcionalidad permite a las instituciones monitorear el avance de la adopción ORCID de sus investigadores.

Trabajo conjunto

En julio del año pasado, CONCYTEC organizó la Primera Reunión de Gestores de Información de CTI, que reunió a representantes de 141 universidades peruanas públicas y privadas, y 25 instituciones públicas de investigación. Representantes de organizaciones clave de América Latina y Europa relacionadas con la gestión de información sobre CTI, incluidas La Referencia, ORCID, EuroCRIS, 4Science, DuraSpace, CINECA y otras, compartieron actualizaciones de tecnología, así como estándares y mejores prácticas en el área.

Unos meses más tarde, en octubre, CONCYTEC y ORCID co-patrocinaron un taller en la Universidad ESAN, en el cual compartimos el progreso hasta la fecha y los planes futuros con la comunidad. Representantes de dos miembros de ORCID en la región - Universidad Autónoma San Luís Potosí (UASLP, México) y Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) - también compartieron sus experiencias de implementación de ORCID.

Durante 2019, CONCYTEC y ORCID están llevando a cabo una serie de seminarios web conjuntos para investigadores y para instituciones de investigación, explicando los beneficios de la membresía a ORCID, y ambas organizaciones también estarán en la conferencia Latmetrics, en Cusco este noviembre próximo.

 

¡Sepa más sobre ORCID y CONCYTEC en este excelente video que CONCYTEC preparó sobre nuestro trabajo juntos!

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas: un precursor

La UPC fue uno de nuestros primeros miembros en América Latina, y el segundo en Perú, se unió a ORCID en 2016. Una de las primeras acciones de UPC fue integrar ORCID con el repositorio digital institucional, por lo que es obligatorio para todos los investigadores, al depositar tesis y disertaciones, tener y compartir su ORCID iD, y así facilitar a los autores el registro de sus obras. Este proyecto incluyó la producción de campañas y material para facilitar la creación de ORCID iDs por parte de los investigadores.

Como resultado de esa directiva, hoy la UPC tiene más de 2000 investigadores que cuentan con su ORCID iD, lo que a su vez permitió las siguientes acciones:

  • Adopción de un identificador único para usuarios en el contexto digital de la Universidad;

  • Estandarización de nombres de usuario al registrar información en sistemas de información académicos y de investigación;

  • Generación de una cultura organizacional que permite a los usuarios mantener una forma única de registrar la autoría de su trabajo;

  • Las publicaciones científicas de la UPC desarrollaron una política de incluir los IDs ORCID del autor.

 

Libio Huaroto es el Jefe de Repositorios en UPC, un experto en gestión de repositorios y un entusiasta de ORCID:

"Indudablemente, la incorporación de ORCID y otros identificadores en los procesos académicos y editoriales de la Universidad han mejorado el trabajo de investigación, facilitado su difusión y mejorado su seguimiento".

 

Con todas estas excelentes noticias que contar, ¡estamos muy contentos de seguir trabajando en la construcción de la comunidad ORCID en Perú y de ayudar a establecer nuestro segundo consorcio en América Latina!

 

1 Fuente: CONCYTEC (https://perucris.concytec.gob.pe/adopcion-orcid)

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¡Grandes logros en Perú!

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 16:22 UTC

¡Han pasado casi dos años desde nuestro artículo "ORCID en Latinoamérica: Novedades", en el cual celebramos los logros de CONCYTEC como un verdadero pionero de ORCID y el primer miembro en América Latina en ser reconocido en nuestro programa Collect & Connect! CONCYTEC es la agencia peruana cuyo propósito es regular, dirigir, guiar, financiar, coordinar, supervisar y evaluar las acciones del país en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, y promover e impulsar su desarrollo.

En aquel entonces, alrededor de 8000 investigadores peruanos ya tenían su ORCID iD conectado al sistema nacional de currículos, DINA - ahora CTI Vitae1, y ORCID contaba con el apoyo de dos organizaciones miembro: la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) y el CONCYTEC.

Dos años después, CONCYTEC ha integrado ORCID en CTI Vitae, plataforma en la cual 22000 investigadores peruanos han conectado su ORCID iD1.

En el 2019, festejamos también la llegada de cinco nuevos miembros institucionales en Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad Andina del Cusco, Universidad Continental, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos y Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

Además, los usuarios peruanos han estado constantemente entre los cinco principales países en consultar el Registro ORCID en los últimos tres años, ¡una gran indicación del beneficio de ORCID para la comunidad!

CONCYTEC y ORCID

CONCYTEC es parte de la comunidad ORCID desde 2015 y fue la primera agencia de financiación gubernamental de América Latina en integrarse con ORCID. Sus integraciones ORCID con DINA (la plataforma nacional de CV, ahora renombrada CTI Vitae) y ALICIA (el repositorio nacional de acceso abierto), permiten a los investigadores importar publicaciones de su registro ORCID a su CTI Vitae, y exportar sus contribuciones de ALICIA a su registro ORCID. Esto significa menos carga administrativa para los investigadores peruanos y mayor visibilidad internacional para la investigación local.

"ORCID es un elemento de primera importancia para la interoperabilidad nacional e internacional de la Red Nacional de Información en los sistemas de CTI, y para aumentar la visibilidad de los investigadores peruanos".

- Dirección de Evaluación y Gestión del Conocimiento (DEGC) - CONCYTEC

El proyecto PerúCRIS 

El proyecto PerúCRIS tiene como objetivo establecer, desarrollar y operar la Red Nacional de Información en CTI, lo que permitirá la consolidación y gestión de la información científica y académica en todo el Perú. También permitirá la generación de estadísticas para apoyar la toma de decisiones, a nivel institucional, regional, sectorial y nacional, además de hacer visibles las actividades, capacidades y producción científica de los investigadores peruanos a nivel mundial.

La construcción de la Red Nacional de Información en CTI requiere la incorporación de mejores prácticas en la gestión de la información de investigación. Para lograr este objetivo, CONCYTEC ha establecido alianzas estratégicas con instituciones clave en la comunidad internacional de ciencia abierta: DURASPACE, euroCRIS, LA Referencia, COAR y ORCID.

 

Campaña de adopción ORCID

En octubre de 2018, CONCYTEC lanzó una campaña para la adopción nacional de ORCID como el identificador persistente único para los investigadores a nivel nacional. Esto significa que se espera que todos los investigadores peruanos tengan un ORCID iD. El proyecto también incluye:

  • Integración ORCID. Inicio de sesión autenticado en CTI Vitae a través de ORCID, más la posibilidad de importar y exportar publicaciones hacia y desde ORCID y CTI Vitae.

  • Entrenamiento ORCID. CONCYTEC ha estado trabajando activamente con las instituciones de investigación peruanas para compartir las mejores prácticas de ORCID para investigadores y sus organizaciones. Este enfoque incluye visitas y capacitación in situ, seminarios web dedicados y seminarios generales. ORCID está trabajando desde 2018 con CONCYTEC en una serie de seminarios web para investigadores y organizaciones, continuando hasta el 2019. Para ver más información, incluido un calendario de actividades y videos, o para registrarse en un próximo seminario web, visite Talleres ORCID.

  • Afiliación institucional y coordinador de afiliación. Esta funcionalidad permite a las instituciones monitorear el avance de la adopción ORCID de sus investigadores.

Trabajo conjunto

En julio del año pasado, CONCYTEC organizó la Primera Reunión de Gestores de Información de CTI, que reunió a representantes de 141 universidades peruanas públicas y privadas, y 25 instituciones públicas de investigación. Representantes de organizaciones clave de América Latina y Europa relacionadas con la gestión de información sobre CTI, incluidas La Referencia, ORCID, EuroCRIS, 4Science, DuraSpace, CINECA y otras, compartieron actualizaciones de tecnología, así como estándares y mejores prácticas en el área.

Unos meses más tarde, en octubre, CONCYTEC y ORCID co-patrocinaron un taller en la Universidad ESAN, en el cual compartimos el progreso hasta la fecha y los planes futuros con la comunidad. Representantes de dos miembros de ORCID en la región - Universidad Autónoma San Luís Potosí (UASLP, México) y Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) - también compartieron sus experiencias de implementación de ORCID.

Durante 2019, CONCYTEC y ORCID están llevando a cabo una serie de seminarios web conjuntos para investigadores y para instituciones de investigación, explicando los beneficios de la membresía a ORCID, y ambas organizaciones también estarán en la conferencia Latmetrics, en Cusco este noviembre próximo.

 

¡Sepa más sobre ORCID y CONCYTEC en este excelente video que CONCYTEC preparó sobre nuestro trabajo juntos!

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas: un precursor

La UPC fue uno de nuestros primeros miembros en América Latina, y el segundo en Perú, se unió a ORCID en 2016. Una de las primeras acciones de UPC fue integrar ORCID con el repositorio digital institucional, por lo que es obligatorio para todos los investigadores, al depositar tesis y disertaciones, tener y compartir su ORCID iD, y así facilitar a los autores el registro de sus obras. Este proyecto incluyó la producción de campañas y material para facilitar la creación de ORCID iDs por parte de los investigadores.

Como resultado de esa directiva, hoy la UPC tiene más de 2000 investigadores que cuentan con su ORCID iD, lo que a su vez permitió las siguientes acciones:

  • Adopción de un identificador único para usuarios en el contexto digital de la Universidad;

  • Estandarización de nombres de usuario al registrar información en sistemas de información académicos y de investigación;

  • Generación de una cultura organizacional que permite a los usuarios mantener una forma única de registrar la autoría de su trabajo;

  • Las publicaciones científicas de la UPC desarrollaron una política de incluir los IDs ORCID del autor.

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Libio Huaroto es el Jefe de Repositorios en UPC, un experto en gestión de repositorios y un entusiasta de ORCID:

"Indudablemente, la incorporación de ORCID y otros identificadores en los procesos académicos y editoriales de la Universidad han mejorado el trabajo de investigación, facilitado su difusión y mejorado su seguimiento".

 

Con todas estas excelentes noticias que contar, ¡estamos muy contentos deseguir trabajando en la construcción de la comunidad ORCID en Perú y de ayudar a establecer nuestro segundo consorcio en América Latina!

 

1 Fuente: CONCYTEC (https://perucris.concytec.gob.pe/adopcion-orcid)

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All About the New Zealand ORCID Hub

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Please can you briefly describe the New Zealand ORCID Hub?

The New Zealand ORCID Hub allows all Consortium members to productively engage with ORCID regardless of technical resources. As consortium lead, Royal Society Te Apārangi is responsible for developing and maintaining the Hub.  The Hub is a software application with a simple user interface that allows member organisations to request permission from researchers to read from and write to their ORCID records. Once the researcher grants this permission, the organisation can enter authenticated information into their researcher's ORCID record. The Hub is used by 26 of our 51 members, and has been the conduit by which items have been shared with the ORCID records of over 2,800 researchers. More about the Hub is on our consortium web page.  

What prompted you to make a video about the Hub

We hope that having the video showing the Hub’s simple interface will prompt more members to use it and engage some members who haven’t yet started their ORCID journey.  Our national consortium funder, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), were keen on us using the video as a resource to complement our quarterly consortium newsletter. We wanted to reach a variety of audiences including existing consortium members who have not yet engaged with ORCID or the Hub, existing Hub users who may not be aware of all its features, and potential new consortium members who would benefit from seeing how to use the Hub to write to ORCID records.

What features of the Hub were you keen to showcase?

The ability to upload a variety of batch files was a key driver in the Hub’s design. Most people are comfortable creating information to upload using Excel spreadsheets, which they can simply convert to a csv for the Hub, using Excel’s ‘save as’ function. More technically confident people can upload information in either json or yaml formats if they want to write more complex information to ORCID records, such as the contributors for multi-authored papers or funds awarded to groups of people.

We wanted the video to show how easy the Hub is to use, so Jill used screen capture software to record herself running a dummy affiliation file through our test hub, which interacts with ORCID’s sandbox. This shows the whole process:  choosing the section of the ORCID record you want to write to using the Hub’s ‘task menu’ (upload affiliations, funding, works, keywords, etc.); uploading a simple csv file, generated using Excel, containing the information to be written to the ORCID record(s); the researcher receiving an email from the Hub explaining that their organisation wants to write an affiliation to their ORCID record; the researcher being taken to ORCID to grant permission; and the information being immediately written to their ORCID record, with the user’s organisation -- in the preferred name format -- shown as the source of the information.

We also wanted to incorporate some interviews with existing Hub users to capture what is important to them, so we sent out a request for volunteers to participate. We were delighted when two members volunteered – one from a large university and the other from a small polytechnic. Both gave a great overview of how using the Hub saves their organisations’ internal resources because they don’t have to develop their own ORCID integrations.

What reactions have you had to the video, so far?

We have had some great feedback, including from one existing user who discovered that the Hub also allowed her to set up webhooks; we are delighted that her organisation is now trialling this feature.

Are there any features of the Hub that you weren’t able to capture in the video?

We wanted to keep the video fairly short, which meant we could not include all the Hub’s features. Apart from the web-forms for viewing, and editing, records, tools for managing ‘group ids’ for peer review, the Hub’s user reports, and its API, one key thing we did not show was the ease of onboarding an organisation. An authenticated technical contact simply clicks a button from within the Hub to be taken to ORCID’s API registration page with the necessary details pre-filled. We provide a simple interface for our members to self-manage their API credentials, as well as confirming that they are valid before accepting them.

We recommend that any organisation intending to use the Hub also implements a communications campaign so that researchers and contributors are ready when the Hub email arrives in their mailboxes, and less likely to delete it as potential spam. We work with our member organisations on communications, if required, and have some template messages that they can use to explain ORCID and the Hub to their research community.

How does the Hub -- and this video -- augment the goals of the NZ ORCID consortium? 

The New Zealand Government is covering the cost of ORCID membership for funders, and higher education and research organisations that are supported with public funds. By providing both an opportunity for ORCID membership without direct fiscal obligation, and a simple user interface in the form of the Hub to lower barriers to participation, we are hoping the New Zealand ORCID Consortium can span the whole of New Zealand’s public research sector. The video is intended as a tool to encourage the goals set out in our Advisory Committee’s vision:

  • that our researchers are recognised for their contributions to our research, science and innovation system
  • that our institutions populate and use data from ORCID records to improve data quality and reuse, and reduce the reporting burden
  • that using ORCID will help to improve the performance of our research system for the benefit of everyone here, and across the world

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We'll Be Rocking Your World Again At PIDapalooza 2020!

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 00:00 UTC

The official countdown to PIDapalooza 2020 -- the open festival of persistent identifiers (PIDs) -- begins here! With 162 days to go until our opening ceremony at the fabulous Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon, Portugal, your friendly neighborhood PIDapalooza Planning Committee -- Helena Cousijn (DataCite), Maria Gould (CDL), Stephanie Harley (ORCID), Ginny Hendricks (Crossref), and Alice Meadows (ORCID) -- are already hard at work making sure it’s the best one so far! We have a shiny new website, with loads more information than before, including the PIDapalooza playlists, a photo gallery, and of course registration information -- look out for updates there and on Twitter.

And, led by Helena, the Program Committee is starting its search for sessions that meet PIDapalooza’s goals of being PID-focused and fun, informative and interactive.  If you’ve got a PID story to share, a PID practice to recommend, or a PID technology to launch, the Committee wants to hear from you! Please send your ideas, using this form, by September 27. We aim to finalize the program by early November.

Please tie your proposal into one of the six conference themes :

  1. Putting Principles into Practice. FAIR, Plan S, the 4 Cs in Metadata 2020; principles are everywhere. Do you have examples of how PIDs helped you put principles into practice? We’d love to hear your story!
  2. PID Communities. We believe PIDs don’t work without community around them. We would like to hear from you about best practice among PID communities so we can learn from each other and spread the word even further!
  3. PID Success Stories. We already know PIDs are great, but which strategies worked? Share your victories! Which strategies failed? Let’s turn these into success stories together!
  4. Achieving Persistence through Sustainability. Persistence is a key part of PIDs, but there can’t be persistence without sustainability. Share how you sustain your PIDs or how PIDs help you with sustainability?
  5. Bridging Worlds - Social and Technical. What would make heterogeneous PID systems 'interoperate' optimally? Would standardized metadata and APIs across PID types solve many of the problems, and if so, how would that be achieved? And what about the social aspects? How do we bridge the gaps between different stakeholder groups and communities?
  6. PID party. You don’t just learn about PIDs through powerpoints. What about games? Interpretive dance? Get creative and let us know what kind of activity you’d like to organize at PIDapalooza this year!

We hope you’re as excited about PIDapalooza 2020 as we are.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The PIDapalooza 2020 Planning Committee

Helena Cousijn (DataCite), Maria Gould (California Digital Library), Ginny Hendricks (Crossref), Stephanie Harley (ORCID), Alice Meadows (ORCID)

PIDapalooza: the essentials

  • What? PIDapalooza 2020 - the open festival of persistent identifiers
  • When? January 29-30, 2020 (kickoff party the evening of January 28)
  • Where? Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Why? To think, talk, live persistent identifiers for two whole days with your fellow PID enthusiasts
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New Features Alert! Combining Work Items

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 00:00 UTC

As we continue to celebrate the Year of the Researcher as part of our 2019 Project Roadmap, we are excited to launch two new features which will allow you to combine works on your ORCID record. 

Information about the same work may be added to ORCID records from different sources.  ORCID will automatically group together, work items with the same identifier. With our new combining functionality, you can now combine work items from different sources that use different identifiers.  

How to combine work items into a group

To manually select and combine work items, first sign in to your ORCID record.  Navigate to your Works section and select the work items that you would like to combine.  Finally, choose the COMBINE option from under the Works header section. This brief video shows you how.

Note that the Combine function creates a group of items, and does not merge the items.  The combined items will group under the preferred version. 

Want some help?

In addition to the combine process, we can now also suggest which items to combine, based on title matching criteria. These suggestions are accessible by clicking the “Manage similar works” button under the Works header on your record. You can review the list, adjust as needed, and then confirm the combination.  As with the manual process for combining, all items are grouped under the preferred work item. This short video shows how it works. 

More information

For more information about combining works into groups, please read our KnowledgeBase article. And tell us what you think!  Contact us at support@orcid.org to share any suggestions you have to help improve the ORCID Registry or APIs. Thank you!

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Great achievements in Peru!

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 00:00 UTC

It has been almost two years since our "Collect & Connect: Focus on Latin America" post, when we celebrated CONCYTEC`s achievements as a true ORCID pioneer as the first member in Latin America to be recognized in our Collect & Connect program! CONCYTEC is the Peruvian agency which purpose is to regulate, direct, guide, finance, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the country`s actions in Science, Technology and Technological Innovation, and to promote and drive its development.

Back then, around 8,000 Peruvian researchers had their ORCID iD connected to the national cv system, DINA (now CTI Vitae)1, and ORCID had the support of two member organizations: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) and CONCYTEC.

Fast forward two years. CONCYTEC has integrated ORCID into the national CV platform, CTI Vitae, to which now 22,000 Peruvian researchers have connected their ORCID iD1.  

We have also welcomed five more organizations in Peru as ORCID members, in 2019: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Universidad Andina del Cusco, Universidad Continental, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

In addition, Peruvian users have been consistently amongst the top five countries to use the ORCID Registry over the past three years, a great indication of the benefit of ORCID to the community!

  

  CONCYTEC and ORCID

CONCYTEC has been part of the ORCID community since 2015 and was the first Latin American governmental funding agency to integrate with ORCID. Their ORCID  integrations with DINA (the national cv platform, now renamed CTI Vitae) and ALICIA (the national open access repository), allow researchers to import publications from their ORCID record to their CTI Vitae, and to export their contributions from ALICIA to their ORCID record. This means less administrative burden for Peruvian researchers and increased international visibility for local research.

"ORCID is an element of first importance for the national and international interoperability of the National Information Network in CTI's systems, and to increase the visibility of Peruvian researchers". Knowledge Evaluation & Management Office (DEGC)  - CONCYTEC

  The PeruCRIS project

The PerúCRIS project aims to establish, develop, and operate the country’s National Information Network on Science, Technology and Technological Innovation in CTI, which will allow the consolidation and management of scientific and academic information throughout Peru. It will also enable the generation of statistics to support decision-making - at the institutional, regional, sectoral, and national levels - in addition to making the activities, capacities, and scientific production of Peruvian researchers globally visible.

Building the National Information Network in CTI requires the incorporation of best practices in the research information management. To achieve this goal, CONCYTEC has established strategic alliances with key institutions in the international open science community -- DURASPACE, euroCRIS, LA Referencia, COAR, and ORCID.

  Campaign for ORCID Adoption

In October 2018, CONCYTEC launched a campaign for national adoption of ORCID as the unique persistent identifier for researchers at the national level. This means that all Peruvian researchers will have an ORCID iD. The project also involves:

  • ORCID integration. Authenticated sign-in to CTI VItae through ORCID, plus the ability to import and export publications to and from ORCID and CTi Vitae

  • ORCID training. CONCYTEC has been actively reaching out to Peruvian research institutions to share ORCID`s best practices for researchers and organizations. This approach includes visits and on-site training, dedicated webinars and general webinars. ORCID has been working since 2018 with CONCYTEC on a series of webinars for researchers and organizations, continuing through 2019. To see more information, including a calendar of activities and videos, or to register for an upcoming webinar, visit Talleres ORCID
  • Institutional affiliation and affiliation coordinator. This functionality enables institutions to monitor their researchers' ORCID registration and thus track the progress of ORCID adoption
  Partnership

In July last year, CONCYTEC organized the First Meeting of STI Information Managers, bringing together representatives from 141 public and private Peruvian universities, and 25 public research institutions. Speakers from key Latin American and European organizations related to STI information management, including La Referencia, ORCID, EuroCRIS, 4Science, DuraSpace, CINECA, and others shared technology updates, as well as standards and best practices in the field.

A few months later, in October, CONCYTEC and ORCID co-sponsored a one-day workshop at Universidad ESAN, where we shared progress to date and future plans with the community. Representatives from two ORCID members in the region -- Universidad Autónoma San Luís Potosí (Mexico) and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peru) -- also shared their experiences of implementing ORCID

During 2019, CONCYTEC and ORCID are running a series of joint webinars for researchers and for research institutions, explaining the benefits of ORCID membership, and both organizations will also be at the Latmetrics conference, in Cusco this November.

Learn more about ORCID and CONCYTEC in this great video CONCYTEC prepared about our work together!

  Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas: a precursor

UPC was one of our first members in Latin America, and the second in Peru, joining ORCID in 2016. One of UPC`s first actions was to integrate ORCID with the institutional digital repository, making it mandatory for all researchers depositing thesis and dissertations to have and share their ORCID iD, and facilitating for authors to register their works. This included the production of campaigns and material to facilitate the creation of ORCID iDs by researchers.

As a result, today UPC has more than 2,000 researchers with an ORCID iD, which allowed the following actions: 

  • Adoption of a unique identifier for users in the digital context of the University;
  • Standardization of user names when registering information in academic and research information systems;
  • Generation of an organizational culture that allows users to maintain a unique way of registering the authorship of their work.
  • UPC`s scientific publications developed a policy of including author`s ORCID iDs.

Libio Huaroto, Head of Repositories at UPC, a repositories management expert, and an ORCID enthusiast told us: 

"Undoubtedly, the incorporation of ORCID and other identifiers in academic and editorial processes of the University have improved research work, facilitated its dissemination and improved tracking."

 

With all the great progress being made, we are very happy to continue working on building an ORCID  community in Peru, and helping to create our second consortium in Latin America!

 

1 Source: CONCYTEC (https://perucris.concytec.gob.pe/adopcion-orcid)

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Optimizing and automating - improving our Account Receivables and other processes

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Besides “running the back office” through managing finances and accounting, human resources, and our internal systems and tools, the role of the ORCID Operations team is to continually work to ensure our processes are aligned with our values of transparency, persistence, and trust.

This year, we continue our work to improve our operational efficiency.  Our Operations team of four has been working on a number of projects to this end, including improvements in our accounting processes, updating our internal systems and equipment in line with our focus on researcher control and privacy, as well as improving the transparency and automation of our internal operating procedures to optimize staff time. 

We are happy to announce an important operations milestone for 2019: we have fully automated our accounts receivable process and have added international credit card processing capabilities through our new Stripe payment portal. Not only is this important for our global membership base, but we have also freed up more time for our Engagement team members to connect with you!

We are also working to establish an internal sign-on system to enable better staff access across our information platforms, as well as improving our management of external mailing lists to ensure you get our newsletters and service messages.  Look out for more Operations news in future posts!

 

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Using ORCID to Connect Researchers and their Antibodies

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 - 18:17 UTC

This post is authored by Anita Bandrowski

In the early days of the Antibody Registry, we interacted with a researcher who had made a really useful antibody, which she believed had been used in “hundreds of papers.” She sent the reagent to numerous colleagues, some of whom thanked her in their papers -- but each in a different way -- while others didn’t acknowledge her contribution at all. So, when asked to produce a list of the papers that used the antibody she was at a loss. Our system for crediting producers of scholarly artifacts -- often quite useful ones -- other than papers, was quite broken. 

Today, the Antibody Registry (antibodyregistry.org) enables researchers to universally identify antibodies used in their research, by assigning unique persistent identifiers (Research Resource Identifiers or RRIDs) to each antibody. This enables the antibodies to be specifically referenced, for example, in the methods section of a paper and easily discovered by humans and search engines.  

Before the Antibody Registry started there was no way to answer a simple question such as “how many antibodies are out there for me to use?” or “what percentage of the genome is covered by antibody reagents?” It was also very difficult to  track down which antibodies were being used in a particular paper. Although the answers to these questions are still not perfect, they are closer to “the truth” than was previously possible. As you can imagine “the truth” changes each time anyone makes a reagent either in a lab or a company, however, when those reagents are published to websites by companies or in papers by researchers, the Antibody Registry can come into play, by registering the antibodies created by those researchers.  Many journals now insist that, if you reference an antibody in a paper, it should have an RRID, which then enables that antibody to be tracked throughout the literature. 

However, this does not solve the credit problem. That’s where ORCID comes in. 

The Antibody Registry has now added ORCID identifiers to our user interface, enabling the researcher who made the antibody to claim credit for it. ORCID already supports RRIDs, which means that the Antibody Registry can connect a particular reagent (e.g., RRID:AB_528484) with a specific researcher. In future, we plan to also post antibodies to ORCID records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Antibody Registry displays ORCID iDs

 

We hope that, in the not-too-distant future, our original researcher will be able to make an antibody, register it with an RRID linked to her ORCID account, and get credit she deserves when that antibody is used by her colleagues, and their papers include both the RRID AND her connection to it as the antibody creator.   

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