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  1. Provide authentication with OpenID Connect

    Since plain oauth for accessing the API is primarily for authorization, it would be great to be able to use ORCID as an authentication provider with an open standard as OpenID Connect. Users could then easily log into other research platforms using their ORCID account.

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      1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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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          • 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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            • .. provide a way for a reader to comment on FAQ articles, or to ask a new question

              The link on the page about ISNI to the ISNI FAQ is broken. But I was only given the options to say the page is useful, or that it is not, but not to be more specific.

              Also, I was unable to find anything on the ORCID site about creating an ORCID for deceased researchers. Is there a policy and mechanism for this?

              Peter Capek (capek@ieee.org)

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi,

                Our support site at support.orcid.org is through a platform from UserVoice, so we only have the options that provides to us for now. But if you send us any documentation issue as a support request we’ll fix them right away (and I did just fix the broken link you caught).

                ORCID records must be created by the researcher themselves, as such ORCID iDs are not issued to deceased researchers. Our policy on deceased researchers who have created ORCID iDs is in section 9 of our privacy policy at http://orcid.org/privacy-policy

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • "Storage of the ORCID iD in a database" section is problematic

                The "http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/116780-structure-of-the-orcid-identifier" page says that ORCIDs "should always be expressed and stored as a URI", but I don't see any good reason for this, and it causes problems when writing API code. The URLs used with the REST API take in the ORCID as a hypenated string (e.g. "0123-4567-8901"), not as a URI. If you're storing ORCIDs in a database as a full URI, that means you have to parse out the ORCID from the URI in order to use the API. Why not just store the hypenated string in the database, and eliminate the URI parsing step?…

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                • better description for scope paramteter

                  http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/120107 lists scope and links to a page which doesn't make it clear what valid values are. I spent a day using scope=AUTHENTICATE and getting an unhelpful error messgage. I had to find example code to discover it should be scope=/authenticate and that I'd done everything else right!

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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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                            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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                              • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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

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