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  1. Provide exact matching for the search API

    In case completed issues do not get any attention from ORCID, I would like to draw attention to the "completed" issue http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3656307-the-search-api-uses-partial-matching-for-fielded-s

    As explained in that thread, API searches should provide _exact_ matching for certain fields, like identifiers.

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      1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Request authors to specify which author they are where this is ambiguous

      There are papers where two authors with the same last name and first initial are listed (e.g. Y Zhang in http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v31/n6/full/onc2011282a.html). In order to properly assign correct ORCID to authors, the system must know which of the two authors a particular ORCID belongs to (this is particularly important where the ambiguity arises between a first/last and middle author).

      I imagine that when a reference is imported that contains more than one potential match to the user's name, the reference would be flagged and the user would be requested to point out which of the authors he/she actually is.

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        1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It is really irritating that a double import does not identify duplicated elements. Tidying up is also tedious.

        It is really irritating that a double import does not identify duplicated elements. Tidying up is also tedious.

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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi,

          If you run an import from the same source twice works should not be duplicated in your ORCID record. If you are seeing duplicates please send us your ORCID iD so we can look into this as it is a bug.

          For work imported from two different sources, the work often has slightly different metadata, such as a different external link. We are developing a tool that can match these non-exact duplicates but also combine information so unique data (like the multiple external links) is not lost. We hope to have this functionality available in the next couple months.

          Best,
          -Catalina
          ORCID Support

        • After several attempts to sign up, I have concluded the site does not work saweaver11@hotmail.com isn't accepted cant get support

          You keep sending verify address emails, which fail and are not accepted. Can't sign in , can't get support.
          PLEASE HELP- Steven Weaver-saweaver11@hotmail.com 720-357-6722

          en weaver

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          • import RIS data

            Make it possible to import a ris file with formatet biblographic data so you dont have to type it in. The file could be exporTed from zotero or other reference management software

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                  0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it impossible to assign more than one ORCID to publication per author listed

                  It seems that currently, more than one ORCID can be assigned to a given publication for the same author name. An example from the documentation http://pub.orcid.org/v1.1/search/orcid-bio/?q=digital-object-ids:%2210.1087/20120404%22 This record lists two different ORCIDs for "Paglione, Laura" Which one should be used?

                  It's thus conceivable that a user who forgets that they have already created an ORCID account, could create another one and assign themselves to the same paper. It's also conceivable that someone could claim a publication as their own when this is not the case.

                  Therefore, when an author from the list of authors has already been assigned an ORCID,…

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                    0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatic update of reference list from linked resources

                    Regularly check linked resources (Scopus, ResearchID) and alert the user when a new publication has been found with the option to import it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Great suggestion! We’re working on this now.

                      We’re currently building a tool that will let ORCID members like Scopus and ResearcherID send you a notification when they have a new publication and ask for permission to add it to your ORCID record.

                      I’ll update this idea once the tool is complete.

                      Best,
                      -Catalina
                      ORCID Support

                    • Make organisations clickable

                      Why can't I click on "Robert Gordon University" in a profile like http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0570-7086 to see, which researchers in a certain organisation are registered in ORCID? That would be really useful for discovery purposes.

                      Please put links behind the organisation's names! URIs for each institution would be helpful here, I guess.

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                      • Name and link

                        Hi,
                        I have following suggestions.
                        Please provide space just bellow Name to describe "Who am I ". It will be also help full to include personal l links.
                        Also I am wondering how about giving space to include google scholar citation link? something like this: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=0wvZB7AAAAAJ

                        One of my earlier suggestion is "please provide space to include photo of researcher just above name"

                        Thank you
                        Sincerely
                        Veeranagouda Yaligara

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                          1 comment  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Your suggestion of having a standard way to add a Google Scholar link (as opposed to just listing it as a website) is something we’re looking into now. With the next design of the personal information section we’re going to be adding a list of common sites to link to (like LinkedIn, Wikipedia, and Twitter) and we’ll make sure Google Scholar is on that list as well.

                          We intended the biography section to include information like “who am I.” But, when we redesign the personal information section I’ll mention to our designers the idea to have a “Who am I” box too. That’s also when we’ll have a discussion about including photos on ORCID records.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Allow end-user to specify access level for "e-mail" field on ORCID registration screen.

                          On the ORCID registration screen, you now allow the end-user to set the access level for "works" via three icons.

                          Please do the same for the "e-mail" field on this screen.

                          This leads to the separate issue whether the default value for the access level / icon initial initially displayed should be public, limited, or private. I vote limited... but even if you feel private is more appropriate, the icons/access levels on the registration screen is still desirable.

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                          • import RIS data

                            Make it possible to import a ris file with formatet biblographic data so you dont have to type it in. The file could be exporTed from zotero or other reference management software

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                            • put coin data available on webpage

                              Make coin data available on the webpage fo. The Work on your profile. This will allow zotero and other reference managers get the data

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                              • provide the expansion of acronym ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) - use ABBR

                                Further to the closed ticket at [1], please use the HTML "abbr" element with title="Open Research Contributor ID", at least once on each page (perhaps in the banner). You can style this such that no visual change is made.

                                [1] http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/4323532-provide-the-expansion-of-acronym-orcid-open-resea

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                                • item not found!

                                  double import does not identify duplicated elements. Tidying up is also tedious.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    There’s currently a bug with the way the Scopus Import tool add works that is causing duplicates. We’re working with Scopus to fix this now. In the meantime, if you contact support@orcid.org with your ORCID iD we will remove the duplicates from your record for you.

                                    Sorry for the inconvenience,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Improve search function in IE browser

                                    We can typing any traditional Chinese in Chrome to search the specific author, but it was useless in IE browser. May ORCID can improve the search function in IE browser?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      I’m sorry our search engine didn’t work correctly for you in IE. Can you provide me an example of text your searched for in IE that did not return the same results as Chome? Also please let me know what version of IE you are using.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • edit education and employment

                                      we should be able to edit the employment and education information.

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                                        2 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the suggestion. We’re working on updating our system to allow this. For now you can delete an education or employment item and then add it again with the correct information.

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

                                      • Allow login to orcid.org without Google Analytics

                                        Many people do not like to be tracked across pages by the likes of Facebook, Google, etc. and hence block these domains (or at least JavaScript from them) with tools such as NoScript.

                                        Unfortunately, the login function of orcid.org is written in a way that makes it impossible to login while blocking Google Analytics. From a technical point of view, this is caused by the login functionality relying on code from https://ssl.google-analytics.com/ga.js (specifically, on the function _gaq.push, as a simple code analysis of the JavaScript on your code reveals).

                                        If you are serious about your claims about respecting privacy, I…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Managing Privacy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for following up with the additional information. For our testing it looks like Ghostery is the plug-in that is causing issues, though if you whitelist orcid.org it should allow you to access the site.

                                          It is necessary for us to track user’s behavior on our site to understand what integrations they are using as well as how they interact with the Registry. I’ve mentioned your suggestion of PIWIK to our team, but right now we don’t have the developer time need to switch to a new system.

                                          Best,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                          Hi,

                                          Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. ORCID.org only uses Google Analytics to track the behavior of users on our site, we don’t share information you submit. That being said, our code does work with most tracking blockers including the Google Analytics Opt-Out at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. What tracking blocker are you using? We would be…

                                        • Please improve your web site

                                          It is impossible to navigate through it. I had to keep logging off then on again to get to what looks like the main menu page.

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                                            0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            I’m so sorry you are having trouble using the ORCID website. If you can let me know more about what what you were doing when you were logged out and what browser and operating system you are using I can look into this further.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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