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

        It should be possible to update records with entry of DOI

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          0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "CrossRef Metadata Search" functionality

          The functionality "CrossRef Metadata Search" which is the best to update my works does not work properly

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          • Hydrate chitin to NAG

            methods increase chitin hydrating processing to NAG by chitinase

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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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                • 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

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

                                      • 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

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