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  1. Advance search

    Would love to be able to search for Institutions.

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      0 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Europe PubMed Central has updated items in the Work section of your record

      What did they do? A summary of what they just did is pretty essential isn't it? Did they just delete all my records? Add 10 incorrect records? Fix a typo?

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        0 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Process existing works with DOIs when co-authors later get ORCID

        I noticed that API responses have "contributor-orcid" for works. There are examples where co-authors have independently added the same works after having created their ORCIDs. This is enough information to process and unambiguously populate "contributor-orcid". Doing so would make for a richer interface on orcid.org (ie navigate co-authors) as well as potentially fewer hits on your API.

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        • Metrics and analytics of who is looking at our ORCID page

          It would be great to see metrics and analytics of 'who' is looking at our own ORCID page? Even just crude hits per page by region cumulative over time would be of use.

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            0 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add Work Category: Research Project

            add Work Category: Research Project. There are many ways to contribute to a research project, besides being a principle investigator or author, such as project manager, data collector, data manager, etc. Currently these are hard to acknowledge under the current categories. And Other: other doesn't tell the picture of your role in the research. Adding a category such as this will be very useful going forward with new public access plans from the White OSTP, such as the new one from US DOT.
            Thanks for considering it.

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              1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add the possibility to upload public SSH keys

              SSH keys are one fundamental way to identify oneself. Adding the possibility as well as letting people sign something like "My ORCiD is [ORCiD]" can give others more confidence that the account is not a fake. It also gives the possibility to look public SSH keys up.

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              • Integrate Orcid with HAL

                The French researchers are required to upload their publications to a unified database of publications called HAL.

                This system has a documented API. It will be great if you could allow synchronisation like with Scopus or pubmed

                Here is the link to the API:

                http://api.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs

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                  0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatically import work from arXiv

                  arXiv has the possiblilty to add the ORCid. When one creates an author identifier on arXiv, the ORCid is also displayed (e.g. http://arxiv.org/a/thoma_m_1.html).

                  However, on orcid.org the work shown on arXiv is not displayed. Being on my profile page on orcid.org, when I click on "add work > search and link" there is no way to import from arXiv.

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                  • .dev domain for redirect url

                    We need to use domain.dev for development on local environment. Otherwise we have to add 127.0.0.1 domain.com to hosts file for development. But .dev domains could not pass the url validator.

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                      0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ORCID as semantic id for researcher

                      Dear sir or madam:
                      We are striving with the sematic description of documents following the recomendations of "Linked Open Data". As you surely know, for this purpose it is necessary to link as many concepts as possible to URIs. We wonder whether you are aware of any use of ORCID as semantic link for individuals in order to describe them as universitary researchers. Any piece of advice on this subject will be very interesting for us.
                      Thanks a lot and best regards,
                      A.R.M.

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                        1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Possibility to remove URL field

                          After adding a URL to a "work" it is no longer possible to remove it. However, after adding a DOI, the url becomes defacto irrelevant as the DOI already provides a unique and always uptodate URL.

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                          • data to grant and award system is broken or fruadulent

                            fix it..you have the same data i do so i shouldnt have to fill out anything else..either you havent caught up or the whole thing is fraud

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                            • correct translation English-Spanish of "type of work" categories

                              Now, if I want to see my journal articles under "journal-article" I am registering them as "artículo noticioso" which is not correct because it means "news article"

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                              • Google Scholar

                                I already have a google scholar page.

                                Please build an import function so I don't have to find my pubs again!

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                                  0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Digital Certificates

                                  Either create a digital certificate associated with the ID, or allow user to identify an existing certificate to associate with the ID. DigiCert and InCommon are examples of certificate sources, but others are possible.

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                                    3 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This is an interesting idea and one we’d like to know more about. Can you tell us more about the types of certificates you’d like to be able to associate with your ORCID record and why this would be valuable? We need more information before we can determine how to respond to this suggestion. Thanks!

                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • describe how to delete obsolete links

                                    On the orcid web page there are trash baskets to remove old links. They seem not to work on several web browsers. May be it is a problem with the web page at the moment. When I searched the support pages, there was a lot on how to add a link but I could not find an entry to describe how to remove a link. It looks straight forward but it seems not to be.

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                                    • Use ORCID as basis for permanent researcher email addressing (e.g. for contact email on papers)

                                      A powerful use of ORCID could be as a persistent researcher email address, that we could use as contact email for our publications. That way other researchers could reach us as we (grad students, profs, corporate researchers) change our affiliations. Format could be <my_orcid>@orcid.org and/or <orcid_alias>@orcid.org. Emails would be re-directed to whatever we have in our records.

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

                                        Hi,

                                        Thanks for the suggestion. This is an interesting iDea but not one I’m sure we’ll be able to offer with our current privacy and notification policies. But it’s something we can consider.

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

                                      • Allow nature of contributions to be described

                                        Allow the nature of a contribution to be described, ie: allow an author to distinguish between papers on which s/he was an author, and papers where his/her involvement was more investigatory.

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                                          0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display volume, issue, and page numbers for journal articles in public view

                                          Records for journal articles only display the date, and don't display volume, issue, or page numbers. Examples are here: http://orcid.org/blog/2014/12/11/new-feature-friday-new-orcid-record-interface

                                          These are basic citation details which should be displayed in the public view. Without them, the record appears incomplete.

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