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  1. Develop tagging and filtering to support funding application requirements

    It seems relatively common that online grant/fellowship application systems ask the applicant to enter a list of works that is more specific than the complete list available on an ORCID profile. For example, some just want just journal articles, or just pubmed-indexed articles, or they want a separate list of works that arose from their previous funding, etc.

    If users could tag their works and then provide a link to a list of works filtered by specific tags, then I think there would be a real possibility of funders changing their application requirements to allow such links in place of…

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      1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • we change e-mail providers and loose mail and access to places automatically.

      the name based login could be simpler or complementary -the gmail address can work.

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        1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add 'software' and 'visualisations' (or 'visualizations') to the supported work types, in the Other work category

        Articulating 'software' and 'visualisations' (or 'visualizations') enables an unambiguous statement of type, rather than relying on the catch-all of 'other'. It broadens the type of contributor likely to be attracted to ORCiD as an identifier, and improves the breadth of research outputs identified

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          2 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve search, regarding double letters

          One of the commonest spellings of names which contain double letters, such as my surname, Mabbett, is to omit one if the letters.

          Search for neither "Andy Mabbet" nor "Andy Mabett" finds my ORCID record.

          The search algorithm should handle such cases.

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            1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Present HANDLE as links in the user interface

            Currently work identifiers, like DOIs, arXivIDs, PubMed IDs and PMC IDs, are all treated as links in the user interface, but handles are not linked. This means that we feel it necessary to upload the handle both as a work identifier and as a URL, which is unnecessary duplication of information. Can you please have the Handle work identifier presented as a link?

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            • Create a visual flow sheet for ORCID and what sites/account it connects to

              When I started research I signed up for an annoying number of aggregating/indexing sites, most of which connect to ORCID (researcherID, Scopus, uberwizard). But some of which don't, or have limited functionality with ORCID (NCBI, Google Scholar) or are considered social networking sites for adults (LinkedIN and ResearchGate). I couldn't keep them all straight, so I created a flow sheet for their interconnectedness. I would love to see an official flow sheet from you guys, even including sites that you DON'T currently connect to so that people don't spend 30 minutes trying to figure out how to link the two.…

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              • Add a preprint field to direct to openly available versions of a work

                Please consider adding a new field for a preprint identifier or link that could be added to existing works. This would allow someone visiting a profile to find an openly accessible version of a work (e.g., journal or conference paper).

                In many fields, "green open access" is more practical than "gold open access" due to a lack of recognized OA journals. Thus, many authors wanting to make a paper available will submit it to a preprint server (such as arXiv, figshare, or Zenodo) in addition to publishing in a traditional (closed) journal.

                Currently, there doesn't seem to be an obvious…

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                  0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Would like to see Public/Private listed on Search Results

                  I would like a search on https://orcid.org/orcid-search/quick-search/?searchQuery=antony%20williams, as an example, to show hn additional column of Public YES/NO. When there are multiple names that are the same it would save having to open each one one at a time to check on available information

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                    2 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello,

                    Thank you for your suggestion.

                    Could you please give further information as to what you mean by this? Data which is set to private will not appear in a search.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Support

                  • Taiwan is not a country !

                    Maybe they can be treated like Hongkong

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                      0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ORCiD inbox links to actual works, not entire list

                      The Inbox currently shows which service has updated my Work section, and presents a link 'View on your record'. That link shows the entire list of works (for me, it basically goes to https://orcid.org/my-orcid). I often cannot find which work was added. It would be great if somehow that could be made transparent, ideally by opening up the relevant work(s) in a separate window/page.

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                        0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Account Settings: Trusted organizations should only be listed once

                        In the account settings trusted organizations section looks more or less like an activity log. If e.g. you grant access to a service like CrossRef a couple of times it becomes rather confusing to get an overview of all services you trusted. "Cleaning up" by deleting is suboptimal, because it revokes access to the service completely.

                        It could be less confusing to list the trusted organizations only once and maybe add an extra activity log.

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                          0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Books with ISBNs should merge, regardless of hyphens or 10/13 digits

                          Books with the work identifier ISBN do not merge, if ISBNs are formally different. Formally different could mean hyphens or not, and 10 digits or 13.

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                            0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • the connect systems is needed to very smart

                            ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme 2016 call specification

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                              0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Wikidata as an identifier type for works

                              Works may be represented by items in Wikidata, both individually and in the "part of" sense. the relevant identifiers begin with "Q". For example:

                              Evolution in Mendelian Populations (paper = https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5418627 = Q5418627)

                              Biology Letters (journal = https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q43341 = Q43341)

                              Please add an "identifier type" for Wikidata.

                              (Not to be confused with previous suggestions to add Wikidata identifiers for people)

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                              • make it possible to easily re-arrange the order that website links appear

                                It would be useful to have the ability to change the order of my website links in the order I prefer instead of the newest website being added to the top.

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                                  Thanks for submitting your suggestion to improve the ORCID registry.

                                  We are presently working on a feature that will do just this. It will also enable you to reorder your “Also Known As” names, countries, keywords, and other identifiers.

                                  You can preview this functionality now — including rearranging your websites — by signing into your account and then going to https://orcid.org/my-orcid?v2modal

                                  Let us know if you have further feedback on this feature.

                                  Warm regards,

                                  ORCID Support

                                • Conference Proceedings work type:

                                  ‘Conference Proceedings’ is not offered as a work type by ORCiD. 'Conference Proceedings' could be a ‘book’ but some times they are not.

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                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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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                                        4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "habilitation" to work types

                                        Currently, "habilitation" can not be properly mapped to ORCID work types, yet it is a significant and distinct publication type.

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                                          0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            1 comment  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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