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

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      4 comments  ·  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

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

            • 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

                    • display department w/degree

                      Instead of degree alone in an education record, add granting department

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

                        Thanks for the suggestion. We’re going to be changing how we display education and employment items as part of an update to the general design of ORCID records in the near future. When we’re working on that design we’ll review the fields displayed and decide if department should be included as well. (Right now department is shown if you hover over the plus sign next to an item, it’s just not on the main record).

                        Best,
                        -Catalina
                        ORCID Support

                      • Attach affected email(s) when trying to register existing user via API

                        When trying to register a user with a primary or secondary email that already exists in the database, the API respons with HTTP 400 and a short error description. It would be helpful if the API also returned which email(s) that already are registered in the system, so this can be presented to the user, making it perhaps easier for him/her to retrieve the existing account.

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                          0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the suggestion. We are planning to update the duplicate functionality on the API to return additional information about the record such as the email address that was duplicated or the existing ORCID iD. I’ll update this idea once we’ve been able to update our system with this.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Encourage users to link ORCIDs at the institution's website when adding an affiliation

                          When a user adds an affiliation for an institutional partner (which can be determined through a mapping between ringgold IDs and institutional client ORCIDs), a user should be encouraged to visit their institution's website to grant access to their account to their insitution (and so inform the instituion of their ORCID).

                          This would require institutional partners to provide a URL to be shown to the user for this purpose.

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                            0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This is a great suggestion. As we start to develop more with the affiliations we can see how this could fit into the ORCID workflow. We already have a lot on our development plan for the near future (funding, a messaging system, more translations) so we won’t be able to fit this in soon, and we’ll need to think about exactly how it would work. But this is definitely an idea we’ll consider.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • Oauth2 scope to allow ORCID/end-user to grant field level access to an API

                            Currently ORCID end-users must grant an API either all/none access to their data based on pre-existing security/privacy settings. Please allow the Oauth2 "scope" parameter to "request" access to specific data elements which the ORCID/end-user could then say yes/no to on a per-request (authorization) basis.

                            This is successfully done in the Facebook Oauth2 implementation:

                            https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/dialogs/oauth/

                            scope: A comma separated list of permission names which you would like people to grant your app. Only the permissions people have not already granted your app will be shown

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                              0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Joel, thanks for the suggestion.

                              Can you tell us what your use case would be for field level access? Right now we’re not seeing much user demand for this as so little information in an ORCID record is not already public and having the private visibility option lets users ensure individual fields are never shared.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina

                            • make the works editing page a full page, not a popup window.

                              Currently, the works editing page appears as a popup window with the left/right margins grayed out. But it is not clear. And if you click in either of these gray margins, the work you are currently editing disappears with all changes lost. Perhaps include a pop-up window (that appears when you click outside of the editing box) warning you you are about to lose all unsaved info? Or maybe autosave changes? Or perhaps make the editing page a whole page and not just a popup page.

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

                                Thanks for the suggestion. We understand the add manually tool can be cumbersome and doesn’t work well on every browser. We are planning to redesign this window, and I’ll update this idea as we make progress on that.

                                Best,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • Education & Employment sections collapsed by default in profile's public display

                                Maybe the public display of one's profile should start with the Education & Employment sections collapsed - most visitors would look for other people's science work in the first place. Just feels more effective this way - to me, at least - it's not a privacy scare.

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

                                  Thanks for the suggestion. We like the idea of being able to collapse parts of a public record, especially as we add more sections to it. We’ve added this to our plans for when we redesign the public display.

                                  Best,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

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                                    2 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This is a great suggestion. We’re looking into adding an option for EZID to an upcoming version of our schema. To help us put this in place, can you tell us how EZIDs should be resolved into a URL to provide a link to the dataset?

                                    Thanks,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • rethink the authourity of publisher metadata

                                    I appreciate the 'authourity' of publisher data. Publisher metadata is often sparse, incomplete, or inaccurate, as in my book chapters importing in as a book when pulled from CrossRef.

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

                                      Hi,

                                      Our Multiple Assertions Working group is currently addressing this issue and how best to let users provide the most accurate metadata about their publications while still distinguishing what data is from the publisher. We’ll update this iDea once we have the final recommendations from the working group later this year.

                                      We also hope to start adding book publishers as an option to import works in 2014 so you should have a more accurate source for book metadata soon.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

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

                                        Hi Stephen,

                                        Sorry about that. We currently have a bug where biographies imported from ResearcherID do not show up as public. I’ve corrected this error on your account and your biography is now visible on your public ORCID record.

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

                                      • Citation expanded view sometimes not visible

                                        Expanded views always show below the item. Not so great when the thing to be expanded is at the bottom of the screen. Even worse when the item can't be scrolled up.

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

                                          Hi,

                                          Our display is designed so that the screen should expand down so you can see the entire expanded area. If this isn’t happening for you could you let us know what internet browser and operating system you are on, as well as what record you’re looking at. That will help us a lot in figuring out what’s causing this bug.

                                          Thanks,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                        • Crop URL length on main page

                                          On the main screen, the website URLs can spill into the other column, making things difficult to read.

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

                                            Hi,

                                            This shouldn’t be happening. Can you send me a link to where you see it and let me know what browser you are using? The urls should wrap into the left column.

                                            Also, if you don’t want the entire url to show you can always use description field to include short text.

                                            Thanks,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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