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  1. Editing and Saving Entries

    When can we expect the functionality to edit the entries to become available?
    It is very time consuming to manage our information without it.

    I also wonder if it's possible to avoid the pop-up window disappearing (along with all the information on it) when we click just outside it.

    Thanks.
    Joana

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Preserving oauth authorization

      Right now, if one integrates ORCID as an authentication provider, via oauth, the user coming to a service to authenticate, is redirected to ORCID to login and is then asked to authorized the given service.

      This procedure currently happens *every* time a user authenticates.
      It would be great that the user is not asked to authorize a given application upon every login, rather your service would keep track of which application have been authorized and let the user cancel them from their account service.

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      • Upload through Bibtex/RIS

        I have heard that ORCID will be implementing upload of articles by using for example Bibtex or RIS. Any idea of when this will be available?

        Thanks!

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          0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • New technology to support ORCID mission

              See www.hylighter.com. We provide a document collaboration and machine-augmented, social-sensemaking system that might be of great benefit to ORCID members.

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              • Work with diacritics

                It would appear useful if the search is able to provide additionally to exactly given names also their equivalents after converting diacritics to the 'basic' characters. Example: Eliáš --> Elias. This may be tried automatically or offered to the user for filling in a special, new field. I would like to have the exact names in the database and in the same time to be found by people skipping such a detail like a vs. á. Thanks & Best Regards, Mojmír Eliáš (Mojmir Elias)

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                  0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • AAAS Annual Meeting

                    I’m looking for the right contact to discuss participation in the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, taking place in San Jose February 13-17, 2015. Our attendance of over 5,000 academic research scientists and 800+ trade press is the prime market for you, and I want to get you involved with an exhibit space to take advantage.

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                      0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow authors to list related work (e.g. a dataset or supplementary material) under a publication in a related works or tabbed section.

                      At the moment every work shows up the same. It would be great if you could link subsidiary or related works under a publication, for example, a link to the Dryad or Figshare source for the underlying data or to a preprint repository for an author manuscript.

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                        This is a great suggestion and one that’s in our long term plan. In addition to linking works we want to be able to link funding items that may have support the works and create other connections between items on an ORCID record. While we won’t be able to add this soon as we have so much other functionality we’re working on, this is part of the plan for ORCID.

                        Best,
                        -Catalina
                        ORCID Support

                      • escape data on back end, eg. apostrophe in one's name

                        Hello,

                        We are having problem passing data back to our site, because there's an apostrophe in the user's name (D'Ann Finley), this making it think it's end of statement. We are getting the following error:
                        SyntaxError: missing ; before statement
                        ...getElementById('authorFname2').value='D'Ann';window.opener.document.getElementBy…

                        Can you please escape such characters on the back end for any fields? (first name, last name, institution, bio, etc.)

                        Thanks,
                        Lisa

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

                          Hi,

                          I’m not exactly sure how you’re getting this response- can you provide me with more information about what you are trying to do and how you are doing it? In general we recommend calling data with our API and data is all correctly escaped using JSON with the API (see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271-retrieving-data-with-the-public-api).

                          Also it looks like from the line: getElementById(‘authorFname2’).value=’D’Ann’ that you are grabbing “D’Ann” correctly but are failing to correctly escape the value when you generate their webpage on their server.

                          If you can let me know more about what you’re doing I can try and follow up with more information.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Main page should inform that Editing will become available in future, but is not yet

                          From previous comments I understand that ORCID is planning to provide an editing possibility.
                          While we are waiting for that, I suggest that you will put some brief notice on the ORCID main page that the editing possibility will be available in future.

                          I used quite a time to figure out how I could edit my references.
                          From this FORUM I finally understood that it is not yet possible.
                          It would have saved my time to see a notice that editing is not yet an option. Thus, such notice would save peoples time.

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                          • Remove duplicate ideas

                            There are multiple ideas on the same topic here, like the merging or removing of duplicte "works" entries. These duplicates of the same idea also get votes and thus split the number of votes in as many duplicates of one idea exist. Duplicates reduce the "real" importance of one idea.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi,

                              We do our best to keep the ORCID iDea Forum organized and free of duplicates. Sometime similar ideas have a slightly different details so they look like duplicates on first glance, though there are certainly some duplicates that were just missed by our staff. If you can provide me with a list of iDeas that you think are duplicates I’ll be happy to review them and merge the duplicates.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCIC Support

                            • Get rid of unsolicited pop-ups on web pages

                              When accessing my ORCID account from an Android tablet with Chrome browser, I was unable to edit the Also Known As information because that whole area of the page was covered by a large orange pop-up that could not be moved or closed. This pop-up does not appear when I access my account from the Chrome browser on my Mac.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi,

                                Thanks for letting us know about this error. We do our best to make the ORCID Registry accessible on all devices, but there are sometimes errors on specific devices and browser combinations that we have not tested. To help our team track down this bug can you let me know exactly what tablet you were using and the version of Chrome you were on.

                                Thanks,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • Improve ability to keep in sync a local copy of public ORCID data

                                http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/223698-how-do-i-get-the-public-data-file describes how the public data part of all ORCID profiles are made available for bulk download - through the ORCID Public Data File.

                                The data kept here has a potentially great value to local publication metadata databases. Having an automated way of keeping a local copy of these publicly available data in sync with the authorative orcid.org version would be great.

                                Currently, however,

                                * The Public Data File seems to be updated annually

                                * download require following a link, register your information (including email) and dig out a download link from an email send to you.

                                * using the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Need way for end user to export users own complete record (xml/yaml/json okay).

                                  Need way for end user to export users own complete record (xml/yaml/json okay).

                                  This is for archival/backup/data verification/comparision and other purposes.

                                  Bonus points for also allowing an edited complete record to be uploaded to replace the current one.

                                  Note: This is probably possible from the API, but there should be a visible user driven methos to do this.

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                                    1 comment  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    Thanks for this suggestion. As you mentioned, a user can access their ORCID record via the ORCID API- instructions on how to do that are at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271-retrieving-data-with-the-public-api

                                    We like your suggestion of offering a way to run this export in the user interface as well, but we will not be able to work on that right now. Our current priority is getting information into ORCID records and that’s where we’re focusing our development.

                                    Best,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Allow a sole inventor listed on a patent to chose "inventor" rather than "co-inventor" or "other inventor" which are the only options listed

                                    Lots of inventions have a sole inventor. "other inventor" just sounds strange. "co-inventor" is just incorrect.

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                                      0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for this suggestion. We agree that our list of roll is incompletely and needs to be changed. We’re in the process of revising it now and the roll field will soon be removed from the interface until we are able to offer a more complete list of rolls.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • authorship identity in publication

                                      Team,
                                      ORCID and RESEARCHID

                                      Recently, I have published one artilce entitled "Technical report: the trend of author names compound and its Implications for authorship identification identity" with DOI "http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-014-1359-7".
                                      This article, has been booming in the scientific community to the point that I have received very very good comments and suggestions, such as:

                                      1. Congratulations on your article, I think the good point that you argue and stretch, I hope you have success with your proposal!.

                                      2. Congratulations, very good to respect the full names and therefore the identity of each individual work.
                                      3. Hey Omar, is super…

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                                        Hi,

                                        Thanks for letting us know about your article. We’re interested in reading it and seeing how you think ORCID can solve the issue of compound names. Could you send us a link where we could access the full text of the article so we can read it and share it?

                                        Thanks,
                                        -Catalina

                                      • include patents

                                        like articles, patent descriptions are available in public accessible registers

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Great suggestion, and one we’re hoping to complete in late 2014. In addition to letting users add in patents manually, we’re currently working with patent database providers to create search and link wizards, as is available for works and funding.

                                          Hopefully I’ll be able to update this idea in a few months to let you know when the patents functionality is available.

                                          Best,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                        • Incomplete import of records from Scopus and ResearcherID

                                          There are several instances where records are not completely imported into ORCID:

                                          1. Page numbers are sometimes not imported:
                                          • both Scopus and Researcher ID: some journals have article numbers rather than page numbers. These are not imported. Examples are the journals by the American Physical Society.

                                          • Scopus only: page numbers that are preceded by any character other than the numbers 1-9 are not imported, e.g. page numbers starting with a letter.

                                          2. DOI is often not imported into the BibTeX record (both researcherID and Scopus). While the DOI is listed in other parts of the record, the lack…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            Thanks for sharing your concerns. I believe both of these issue arise from Scopus and ResearcherID as they format the BibTeX that is sent to ORCID. But I want to double check on this, can you point me to an ORCID record that has examples of works the missing information? Once I have that I’ll follow-up with Scopus and ResearcherID to see if the issue is what they are sending or if we’re not handling the BibTeX correctly.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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