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  1. 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 →
    • Make date of suggestion and Orcid staff responses visible on this page

      Obviously this is more of a readability suggestion. Right now if a user wants to see when a suggestion or response was posted the user has to click on it. It's a small thing, but I often find myself wondering when did this suggestion get posted or when did this response get posted. Might as well just show it.

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        1 comment  ·  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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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

              • The "first name" and the "last name" are confusing for the Chinese people

                The "first name" and the "last name" are confusing for the Chinese people.

                For the Chinese people, the first name is the family name, and the last name is the given name.

                So please replace "first name" with "given name", and replace "last name" with "family name".

                Do not just add a question sign to explain them.

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

                  • 2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Search  ·  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 →
                              • 3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Advance search

                                  Would love to be able to search for Institutions.

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                                  • Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

                                    Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

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

                                      The automatic tools to add information to a ORCID record have been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time, NCBI has built a tool to import works from ORCID to SciENcv, but has not created an option to add works from Pubmed back to ORCID.

                                      For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add Pubmed-listed works to an ORCID record. Two in particular are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central. To access these, go to the Add Works menu and select Search & Link button to see a list of databases that can be accessed. More details about how this works are available at: http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278

                                      Warm regards,

                                      ORCID Community Engagement & Support Team

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