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Presenting PIDapalooza 2019!

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 00:00 UTC

Yes, it’s back and -- with your support -- it’s going to be better than ever! The third annual PIDapalooza open festival of persistent identifiers will take place at the Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland on January 23-24, 2019 - and we hope you’ll join us there!

Hosted, once again, by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID, PIDapalooza will follow the same format as past events -- rapid-fire, interactive, 30-60 minute sessions (presentations, discussions, debates, brainstorms, etc.) presented on three stages -- plus main stage attractions, which will be announced shortly. New for this year is an unconference track, as suggested by several attendees last time.

In the meantime, get those creative juices flowing and send us your session PIDeas! What would you like to talk about? Hear about? Learn about? What’s important for your organization and your community and why? What’s working and what’s not? What’s needed and what’s missing? We want to hear from as many PID people as possible!  Please use this form to send us your suggestions. The PIDapalooza Festival Committee will review all forms submitted by September 21, 2018 and decide on the lineup by mid-October.

As a reminder, the regular themes are:

  • PID myths: Are PIDs better in our minds than in reality? PID stands for Persistent IDentifier, but what does that mean and does such a thing exist?
  • PIDs forever - achieving persistence: So many factors affect persistence: mission, oversight, funding, succession, redundancy, governance. Is open infrastructure for scholarly communication the key to achieving persistence?
  • PIDs for emerging uses: Long-term identifiers are no longer just for digital objects. We have use cases for people, organizations, vocabulary terms, and more. What additional use cases are you working on?
  • Legacy PIDs: There are of thousands of venerable old identifier systems that people want to continue using and bring into the modern data citation ecosystem. How can we manage this effectively?
  • Bridging worlds: 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? What about standardized link/relation types?
  • PIDagogy: It’s a challenge for those who provide PID services and tools to engage the wider community. How do you teach, learn, persuade, discuss, and improve adoption? What's it mean to build a pedagogy for PIDs?
  • PID stories: Which strategies worked? Which strategies failed? Tell us your horror stories! Share your victories!
  • Kinds of persistence: What are the frontiers of 'persistence'? We hear lots about fraud prevention with identifiers for scientific reproducibility, but what about data papers promoting PIDs for long-term access to reliably improving objects (software, pre-prints, datasets) or live data feeds?

We’ll be posting more information on the PIDapalooza website over the coming months, as well as keeping you updated on Twitter (@pidapalooza).

In the meantime, what are you waiting for!? Book your place now -- and we also strongly recommend that you book your accommodation early as there are other big conferences in Dublin that week.

PIDapalooza, Dublin, Ireland, January 23-24, 2019 - it’s a date!


ORCID in Publishing

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 00:00 UTC

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

ORCID in Publishing User Group

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

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

You can sign up for the first three webinars now:

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

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

October 2018 webinar (Asia Pacific)

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

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

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

ORCID in Publishing Working Group

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

ORCID resources for publishers

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

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

ORCID at publishing meetings

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

Get involved!

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

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


Building a Robust Research Infrastructure, One PID at a Time

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 12:45 UTC

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

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

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

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

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

Adding Your PID!

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

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


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

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 14:48 UTC

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

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

Community-led effort

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

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

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

The way forward

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

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

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

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





ORCID and #PeerReviewWeek18

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 17:21 UTC

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

Our plans include:

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

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

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


ستة طرق لجعل أوركيد الخاص بك يعمل بالنسبة إليك!

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 19:07 UTC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

فريق أوركيد.