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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  ·  25 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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            5 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

          • 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

            • "Last" in addition to First and Additional credit.

              The mask fopr entering works/publications allows to select "First" and "Additional" under "Credited", but not "Last". To be identified as a senior author is elementary in scientific publications and should be included here as well.

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

                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We are forming a new Working Group to explore the ways that the ORCID Registry collects and stores information about Works, and what they should contain. There are some spaces still available in this group; please see the link below if you might be interested in participating.

                You may also be interested in a new article that we have published, How are new features decided?

                Thanks again for your involvement in helping to advance the ORCID Registry. We love to read your ideas and will respond to them as quickly as possible. And, if you have any additional suggestions for us, submit them now so they can be included in this month’s review.

                HELPFUL LINKS:

                Thanks,
                Laura
                The ORCID Team

              • Sort works by importance of type

                It's difficult to pick out the most significant items from a list of works on an ORCID profile. Listing items by type sorts the categories alphabetically, which often puts a mass of conference papers at the top of the list. Viewers are most likely to be interested in seeing books first, followed by journal articles, book chapters, and then everything else. It would be helpful if you could modify the sort to follow the relative importance of the type categories, and make this the default view for public profiles. It would be even better if the items could be sorted…

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

                      • 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

                        • Configuable types of content along with Works, Grants, Patents e.g. videos

                          I would like to provide links to a range of short videos about my research. These are highly structured videos but probably not works that should be mixed up with papers.

                          It would be very useful to have the ability to add to the top bar: Works, Grants, Patents

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

                            We have plans to better utilize the work-type element in the Works category to better distinguish different type of content. Hopefully once that is complete you will be able to separate videos from papers, but if not we can revisit this suggestion then.

                          • 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

                            • Display volume, issue, and page numbers for journal articles in public view

                              Records for journal articles only display the date, and don't display volume, issue, or page numbers. Examples are here: http://orcid.org/blog/2014/12/11/new-feature-friday-new-orcid-record-interface

                              These are basic citation details which should be displayed in the public view. Without them, the record appears incomplete.

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

                                Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                We’ll take this suggestion under review. However, please note that the goal of ORCID is not a citations provision service. Rather, we provide researchers with a unique, persistent identifier to disambiguate themselves and their research — the ORCID iD — as well as a virtual hub for exchanging persistent identifiers for people, places (e.g. Ringgold ID, fundref ID), and things (e.g. DOIs, HANDLE, etc.).

                                The visual interface of the ORCID record is not intended to be a complex bibliographic listing of one’s research work, but a listing of one’s research work linked with PIDs for that work. The individual record holder can then link their record to one of the many other services which link with ORCID, and use those services to create attractive listings of their work in multiple reference formats.

                                For more information about ORCID and its…

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