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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  ·  38 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Link "Grant" entries with "Work" entries

      This feature will ease the identification of the outcome from funded research, for the stakeholders.

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

        Hi,

        Just letting you know that we’re moving this suggestion from Postposed to planned as it is something we want to start working on this year. We’re still in the early phases of figuring out the best way to link Works and Grants but we’ll keep you updated as we make progress on this feature.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • 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

        • 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

          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  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 recognize this issue and will be addressing it by cataloguing our identifiers, their case sensitivity, and other validity issues, then putting these into effect and potentially sharing some of the data in the identifiers API (https://pub.orcid.org/v2.0/identifiers/ ).

              We currently have looking into the identifiers scheduled to commence April 2017 and shall update you when we are further into the project.

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team

            • 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

              • 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

                • add Artist or Illustrator to Role

                  the images in articles are important scientific works as well.

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

                    Our Metadata Working Group is currently reviewing the roles offered in the ORCID Registry. I’ll pass the suggestion of Artist or illustrator on to them and update this idea once the committee has made their final recommendations.

                  • Allow date ranges for (some) works

                    Some "works" don't have a single publication date, but operate over a period of time. For example, a website which I managed and edited from 2001-2014. Please allow date ranges. including an "-onging" option.

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

                      Hi Andy,

                      This is another great suggestion, but after some discussion we can’t find a way to make it work right now. Next time we do a review of the works metadata fields we’ll consider this idea again and see if we can fit it in then.

                      Best,
                      -Catalina

                    • Place more controls on DOI entry and group more DOI variants together

                      Place controls on how DOIs are entered in the manual entry form so that only the DOI (not the link form of the DOI can be entered). Right now people can enter a DOI in the forms "http://dx.doi.org/DOI" or "http://doi.org/DOI" and these will end up in their record and will not be grouped properly with duplicate records from other sources. Another fix would be to treat "http://dx.doi.org/DOI", "https://dx.doi.org/DOI", "https://doi.org/DOI", and "http://doi.org/DOI" as duplicates of DOI for the purposes of grouping.

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

                        Thanks for your suggestion for improving the Registry.

                        Our policy is to not change data that the user or member has added to the Registry. Once thing we can do is set the automatic URL that will be displayed when members or users only add the identifier and not the identifier URL. Earlier this year we updated this so the default is https://doi.org/[DOI] rather than https://dx.doi.org/[DOI]. See: https://trello.com/c/OfYenJ21/3137

                        We’re also preparing a review for identifier validation and case sensitivity. (See also: https://support.orcid.org/forums/175591/suggestions/16897273 ) We’ll take this into consideration as we approach this with respect to DOIs and other identifiers.

                        We’ll update this post when we have more information to share. Thanks again for your suggestion!

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

                      • 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 →

                          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the Registry.

                          This is a great suggestion and we’ve included it for consideration in the near future. We’ll update this thread once we have further details.

                          Warm regards,
                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                        • Could you try to add Bluebook citation format as an option for works?

                          Bluebook is not offered as an option for citation format but it is common among legal scholars.

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

                            The previous response did not address this suggestion, so we will re-open it.

                            We have added Bluebook citation formats to our list of improvements to consider in the future for the ORCID Registry.

                            At present, you can use “unspecified” for bluebook citations.

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                            The list of work types offered in ORCID is from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.
                            Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers. As the CASRAI vocabulary is updated, we will also update the work-type options in ORCID.

                            Best,
                            -Shaun
                            ORCID Support

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