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  1. 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  ·  21 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Resume or CV

      ORCID is great as it is an online CV/resume. But it would be great if this record gets printed out automatically as a CV/resume with different formats available. Or an additional app which does this would also be great with editing features available.

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        1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Author ORCID IDs from DOIs?

        I am responsible for SafetyLit (short for safety literature). We were an ORCID launch partner.

        Bachground: Although many journal publishers not accept or require an ORCID for each author with each manuscript submission, and these are often printed with the author affiliation; these ORCID IDs are not always available among the metadata for download. This is because personal bibliographic managemenrt software (EndNote, Mandeley, Zotero, etc.) do not capture ORCID IDs.

        My need:
        Is there a system available to enter a publication's DOI (say in CrossRef) and obtain each author's ORCID ID? This would be a boon to author name disambiguation…

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          0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your query, and our apologies for the delay.

          In the situation described, it seems that the DOI agency, e.g. Crossref, would be the best system to consult.

          When a publisher has submitted an article to Crossref, and included in its metadata is the author’s ORCID iD which was authenticated via OAuth during submission, then that ORCID iD will be available when you query Crossref with that DOI.

          An example can be seen in 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.027

          When one queries Crossref for the metadata (in json), one will find the ORCID iD of the author:
          https://api.crossref.org/v1/works/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.027

          With regards to reference managers, this is a question that was raised by the working group on the display of iDs in articles. If you’d like further information on this, please contact support@orcid.org.

          Finally, with regards to compliance with style guides: in the case of creating a citation of another published work, is…

        • 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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            9 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?

          • Including ORCID in metadata markup for web pages

            Hello;

            I have spent some time recently looking at adding metadata to my publication pages on my webpage that facilitate sharing on linkedin, google+, facebook, and twitter and that also provide extra information to google scholar and altmetrics.com. Altmetrics checks mendeley.com and mendeley.com lists my ORCID.

            Further integration could be useful in 2 ways:
            1) allowing for inclusion of ORCID for each author in markup for Google Scholar (google scholar supports Highwire Press markup of the form citiation_author, citation_title, etc.) -- an additional markup tag such as citation_ORCID (for example) could help to provide ORCID information to google scholar.
            2)…

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              0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Works should be displayed aggregated per type

              Currently, in the web interface, works are presented one after the other with few option for sorting.
              Since we are soon going to integrate pushing Dataset to profiles of our author, it would be great if works could be initially displayed in an aggregated way, so that, for profiles having many datasets, these are not cluttering the list of publications.

              E.g. take: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8635-8390
              This profile has an entry per chemical element, and its visualization is almost impossible to complete.

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                1 comment  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                The way that works are grouped on the ORCID Record is based on a shared unique identifier. Looking at the record in question, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8635-8390, works which are not grouped together are not grouped because the system does not know to do so — there is no shared identifier.

                Our understanding is that you are suggesting that works be also grouped based on a work type, e.g. a dataset. Could you (or others) offer a suggestion as to how that might work should multiple datasets that are unrelated to each other? Alternatively, a visual example of what is envisaged as the ideal display?

                Thank you.

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • 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. We’ll let you know more as our 2017 goals are released.

                  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

                • Search by works metadata

                  There's a number of pieces of information in works metadata: author, journal, year, volume, issue, title, possibly DOI, etc.

                  It would be great to be able to search on these pieces of information.

                  I had someone contact me that wanted to use the R ORCID client I maintain to search for works for only 2015 for all researchers at a specific university.

                  As far as I know this can't be done with the API, correct?

                  I tried to answer his question with the R client after pulling down works, parsing the bibtex citation, etc. - see here https://gist.github.com/sckott/41a400341180e967d5405642537b7c1e

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                    3 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

                    Could you give further information as to what you would expect from the works data search? We would suggest that you review the v2.0 release candidates, as such search features would be likely implemented on the version currently in development.

                    At present the ORCID API cannot be used to search works data. However an API client can obtain permission to read limited-access data on the ORCID record, including works data. An application can request such access from researchers at their institution, obtain their works data, and then search that data for works from a certain year.

                    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

                    • Console to manage API credentials

                      Managing API credentials, redirect URIs etc is cumbersome work for both ORCid Support in making changes and integrators and software developers requesting for changes. Google-style console to manage API credentials and properties associated to them would ease workflows for both parties.

                      https://console.developers.google.com/apis/

                      Sure, Google has a lot of functionalities added, but a simple list of API IDs for each consortium member and management interface to update API redirect URIs would be a good start.

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                        1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We’re glad to hear that this is something that you’d like to see, as it’s something that we’d like to see too!

                        Currently individual ORCID record holders can manage their ORCID Public API credentials by clicking Development Tools on the registry navigation (direct link: https://orcid.org/developer-tools).

                        We have as goal to allow members to do the same on with the Member API credentials. You can keep a track of progress on this by following our public Trello boards: https://trello.com/orcid2

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                      • Default "Sort" option

                        While the "Sort" option could be very useful, it would be convenient if users could choose the default sorting option. At the moment, the default is sorting based on titles, that is not convenient when one checks, e.g., the list of "Employment", since that should be in chronological order. This could also be the case for "Works".

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                        • More information about why a researcher should sign up for an ORCID

                          ORCID is a great system - and, as a publisher, I love it when researchers use it - but there is little/no material on the website (eg in 'for researchers' section, or in FAQ) as to why authors would be motivated to sign up... we have had comments like 'oh, it's just another academia.edu' and 'oh, it's just another research gate' when we have tried to explain... there needs to be some information we can hand to them about why this would help them further their career, or get credit for their work, or make connections, or (most importantly) help…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry and related websites.

                            We’ve some further information on communicating ORCID to researches (see: http://www.slideshare.net/ORCIDSlides/overview-of-orcid-for-researchers and http://www.slideshare.net/ORCIDSlides/spreading-the-orcid-word-orcid-communications-webinar-june-2016), but improving resources on our main site is also on our to do list.

                            It’s also one of the topics for our upcoming videos in our How To? ORCID video series, see:
                            https://orcid.uservoice.com/admin/forums/390876/suggestions/15531693

                            We’ll update this thread accordingly as we make further updates to ORCID for researches.

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                          • Group DOIs with case insensitive comparison

                            I think that when comparing the DOIs of works to decide what to group, you aren't parsing them to be case insensitive using ASCII case folding for comparison of text.
                            https://www.doi.org/doi_handbook/2_Numbering.html#2.4
                            The doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001730.pub3 is equivalent to doi:10.1002/14651858.cd001730.pub3
                            but Scopus and CrossRef are using these two different presentations, which then list as separate works in ORCID.
                            Although in this this case I can create a manual entry with the Scopus ID and the DOI as listed by CrossRef, I shouldn't have to and the Scopus presentation of the DOI is the one preferred by the publisher.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                              Currently the ORCID Registry processes all identifiers as being case sensitive. This is a known issue — some identifiers are case sensitive, whilst others are not.

                              Our team recognises this issue and plans to address it by cataloguing our identifiers and their case sensitivity as one of the projects following the release of API 2.0. Expect to see more information from us on this in 2017.

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Team

                            • Users have finer control over access by Trusted Organizations

                              Currently access by Trusted Organizations is all or none. It would be great if users could specify the access type for each organization, e.g. with checkboxes or sliders. In addition, a panel to set defaults for new links to trusted orgs., e.g. always allow contact info to be seen, never allow activity to be edited, etc.

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                              • ORCID offers the possibility to explain an unemployment period

                                It would be nice to be able to add explanation for an unemployment period in the "employment" section (In my case a maternity leave between two postdocs)

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                                • I would like an easy way to copy/paste my ORCID iD (including the ORCID logo) to include in my email signature.

                                  I would like an easy way to copy/paste my ORCID iD (including the ORCID logo) to include in my email signature or other places I might like to promote my ORCID iD.

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

                                    Hello,

                                    Thank you for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry.

                                    Could you suggest some layouts that you would expect to see as an email signature? And by ‘ORCID logo’, might you refer to the ORCID iD icon? (Green circle with the white iD)

                                    Thank you.

                                    Warm regards,

                                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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                                      Hello,

                                      Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID registry.

                                      At present we are working to move the registry to an open-source font, Google’s Noto Sans, as well as change the text colour scheme on the website. You can follow our progress on this on our Trello board at: https://trello.com/c/KSKEdJDx/2887

                                      Please let us know if you have any additional suggestions.

                                      Warm regards,
                                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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

                                        Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID registry.

                                        Could you please provide further information about the tagging and filtering proposed? It would be useful if you could provide a single example.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                      • text and menus hard to read

                                        Just a suggestion re the website design. As a general rule it is light text on dark background, dark text on light background. What exists now is light text on light background. This makes it more difficult to read.

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

                                          Hello,

                                          Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID registry.

                                          At present we are working on revamping the text font and design on our website, addressing issues such as these. You can follow our progress on this on our Trello board at: https://trello.com/c/KSKEdJDx/2887

                                          Please let us know if you have any additional suggestions.

                                          Warm regards,
                                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                        • 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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                                            0 comments  ·  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 Engagement and Support

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