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  1. 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

    • Provide exact matching for the search API

      In case completed issues do not get any attention from ORCID, I would like to draw attention to the "completed" issue http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3656307-the-search-api-uses-partial-matching-for-fielded-s

      As explained in that thread, API searches should provide _exact_ matching for certain fields, like identifiers.

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        1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • modify the clickable area of the search box

        The search box area shows as a gray bar, but one has to click in the left side of the box for the search function to be apparent. I have shown this site to several people, and when they navigate the site, there is confusion when the right side of the box is clicked and nothing happens. It decreases the utility of the registry, because a first-time user may decide it is not worth registering when a search cannot be done.

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

          Hi,

          We understand your frustration with the search box and we’ll be fixing it soon! We’re working on a new look for the ORCID website and as part of that we’re changing how the search box looks and can be clicked on.

          Best,
          -Catalina
          ORCID Support

        • ORCiD implement two-factor authentication

          For added security, you could consider implementing two-factor authentication.

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

            Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            Offering two-factor authentication is a feature that we are considering for the coming year. Follow our process at: https://trello.com/c/Qep41Vg5/13

            In the meantime, if you would to use two-factor authentication to sign in, we would suggest linking a support social or institutional account which offers two-factor authentication. You can read more about alternative sign in options at:

            http://orcid.org/blog/2016/05/21/what-was-my-password-again
            http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/892920-different-ways-to-sign-into-orcid

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your great question. We’re going to look into this question with members of our team more familiar with IANA/urn namespaces and get back to you.

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team

            • Implement W3C's "Proposal for the Improvement of the Semantics of ORCIDs"

              Phil Archer, of the W3C, has written a paper [1] recommending some simple changes to ORCID's linked data, to make it more easily usable and to add semantic richness.

              [1] http://www.w3.org/2015/03/orcid-semantics

              (Idea originally posted on 15.04.2015 and merged by mistake http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3426459-make-the-site-validate-correctly-with-w3c)

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Review of work categories and types

                There have been several ideas related to the current work categories and types on the ORCID record and suggestions for addition and improvement. This thread will combine these ideas together, as well as serving as a place to discuss additional suggested categories or work types.

                By way of background: The current listing of work types (see https://members.orcid.org/api/supported-work-types) is sourced from the CASRAI Output Standards. We would now like to open a discussion about the best approach to adding future work categories and types with the ORCID Community, through our iDeasForum.

                Thank you for your suggestions to improve the ORCID…

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                  under review  ·  39 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Adding "affiliation" as general term

                  We are considering adding "affiliation" as a general term to describe the relationship between an organization and an individual and would welcome your feedback on this suggestion. In the longer term this could be the top level of a hierarchy to describe an individual's relationship with an organization (affiliation = education, employment, membership (?), other?). This would allow us to group all places together in the same way as "works" is already used as a single category.

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                    under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A maven dependency would be created containing the new version 2 api classes for easier and faster implementation

                    Now, in order to use the actual api in a java project, there are 2 possible routes.
                    Or, the classes have to be created based on the xsd (which might introduce error prone code)
                    Or, the classes are copied from pre-generated sources such as the ORCID-SOURCE github project?

                    if there was a single concatenated maven dependency that contained these classes to use for the unmarshalling, the actual implementation would be a lot cleaner, would avoid possibilities for accidental breaking because of explicit class-changes and A LOT faster.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID API

                      We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

                      Warm regards,
                      The ORCID Team

                    • Allow re-ordering of information 'blocks' in ORCID profile

                      At the moment my profile is ordered with 'Education' at the top, followed by things like employment, funding and 'works'.

                      I would like to have my publications ('works') at the top of my profile instead of at the bottom, but there doesn't seem to be a way that I can change the order of the boxes.
                      I could set all the other boxes to 'private' so that only my publications show up, but I don't want to simply hide all the other information.

                      It would be excellent if you could allow users to move the 'blocks' of information in the…

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

                        Thank you for your suggestion to improve the Registry.

                        This is an interesting suggestion that we will raise with our user interface design team for consideration.

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

                      • .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 →

                          Thanks for your suggestion to improve ORCID.

                          We’ve added this to the list of new features to be considered in the near future and shall update this thread accordingly when a decision is made.

                          Warm regards,
                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                        • Default "email" privacy level to "limited"

                          I am working in entegrating an external service to ORCID, by letting local users authenticate via ORCID's OAuth.
                          Since we keep track of user email address, it would be extremely handy if by default email addresses were available in ORCID's profile, so that third party services like ours could match local users with existing profiles.

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

                            We’d like to update on this suggestion:

                            It is unlikely that we will set the default email visibility to allow trusted parties to view it. However, we will soon be working on a feature to allow clients to request permission to access the individual’s email address, even if that address is normally hidden. You can follow the progress on this on our Current Development Trello board at:
                            https://trello.com/c/W9rPpV4v/2501

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Team

                            This is a great suggestion, but one that needs review before we can act on it. As ORCID is an international undertaking we have to comply with privacy regulations in numerous countries, some of which affect how we are able to share email address, even with trusted parties.

                          • Allow users to define default preferred source for works, e.g. Scopus, then CrossRef, then...

                            Users may use multiple sources to find all research outputs, e.g. Scopus, CrossRef, etc.. The metadata from these may vary and some may be more suitable for export to other systems, e.g. Elsevier's PURE.

                            It would be useful to allow users to set a default preferred source (or priority order) for the online sources they have set up. At present, the user can only change the preferred source, case by case, for each output.

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                              1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We are considering this feature and will let you know if we decide to accept it for future development.

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Team

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

                                Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                At present, the current stable version of the ORCID API, v1.2, does not make it possible to clearly state which items have been added or updated to the ORCID record via the ORCID API. (This is what such notifications are indicating.)

                                The simplest method to determine what was added or updated at present is by checking the creation date (via more details view). The modification date can also be viewed via the ORCID public API.

                                The API version currently in development, v2.0, supports the addition and updating of individual works items. It is possible that this could result in more informative notifications.

                                We would appreciate hearing further suggestions on how the addition/update notifications can improve. What information do you expect to see in them?

                              • 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 →

                                  Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                  We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

                                  That said, do note that it is currently possible to import a work that is available from Figshare and Zenodo to the ORCID record via Datacite (see e.g. this document shared by ImpactStory http://goo.gl/Fjn8x ). : )

                                  Warm regards,
                                  ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                • make the site validate correctly with W3C

                                  ORCID pages do not seem to be valid HTML5 according to
                                  http://validator.w3.org

                                  E.g. mine reports many errors, mostly unescaped & symbols and img tags without alt text, which should both be fairly easy to fix, http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Forcid.org%2F0000-0002-7676-7860

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                                    8 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      1 comment  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A 'report this' button is implemented to prevent spamming the registry

                                      I searched the ORCID registry for "school" and lots of spam 'profiles' for driving schools, yoga schools, etc came up in the search results. For example:

                                      http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7582-2402
                                      http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9587-8075
                                      http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6240-8560

                                      ORCID has a process that runs each week aiming to identify potential suspect records, but it is dependent on keywords. I propose that ORCID implement a 'report this' button and we can crowdsource getting rid of these spam profiles?

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

                                        Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                        We shall put this as a feature under review. Let us know if you have any suggestions for how this may appear on the ORCID record.

                                        For now, please continue to report any suspect records to support@orcid.org, as well as any suggested keywords to add to our regular spam search.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                      • Roles in the "add manually" section

                                        Can you include "Acknowledged" or "Contributor" to the roles dropdown so you can claim papers you helped with, but didn't qualify for authorship

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

                                          We’ve combined a couple suggestions about researcher roles into this idea where we can keep you updated with progress. ORCID is planning to review the role options that we capture and how those roles are displayed shortly. We will be including all the ideas proposed in the forum in that review and will provide an update once that review is done. If you have any more suggestions for roles please leave them as a comment on this idea.

                                          Best,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                        • Use mathjax for proper display of Tex formulas/equations in Works titles

                                          The Tex formulas in titles and abstracts do not appear properly in the public profile pages (example: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0219-2750). Using Mathjax may be a solution for this problem.

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

                                            Thanks for the suggestion. We agree that adding a way to mark up text based formulas would be a nice feature. However, it won’t fit in our near term development plan as right now we’re focused on release new features to make the entire Registry more robust. We’ll review this suggestion once we have more developer time and as the demand grows.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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