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  1. Fix typo in register page re notifications

    I see two issues on the registration page https://orcid.org/register , in the block about email frequency:

    1) The first sentence has a typo in "... like changes to your ORCID record and new and events." and perhaps could anyway be a little clearer about what might generate a notification.

    2) If most users leave the default weekly frequency setting then maybe you can ignore this second comment. However, when I see "Weekly summary" it sounds as if a user should expect weekly emails when, in practice, this is the maximum allowed with likely much less frequent notifications. Perhaps terms that…

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      0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 →
      • the separators for the ORCID be figure dashes

        A figure dash is the same width as a digit and makes numbers separated by dashes easier to read. A figure dash is ‒ in HTML. In practice most other people will use hyphens and search engines should match either.

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

                • 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

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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

                    • 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

                      • 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…

                        • 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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                          • 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

                            • 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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                                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

                              • 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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                                • 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

                                  • 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

                                    • Use https in sign up email and elsewhere

                                      Hi,
                                      I just signed up for an ORCID and the site sent me an email with an ORCID link:

                                      >> The link to your public record is http://orcid.org/0000-<snip>

                                      Since orcid.org has working TLS, you should adjust the email to include the https URL., eg, it should say:

                                      >> The link to your public record is https://orcid.org/0000-<snip>

                                      Also, some parts of your site do not have working TLS, for example, https://support.orcid.org produces invalid cert errors. It would be best to have the entire site protected by TLS.

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                                      • Reflecting the items seen in "Also known as" and "Keywords" as separate lines

                                        In the current status, the items seen in "Also known as" and "Keywords" reflect to the public view in a wrapped style as the following:

                                        Name Middle Surname, Name,
                                        M. Surname, N. M. Surname

                                        I do recommend you to add an option to make each items as separate lines as the following:

                                        Name Middle Surname,
                                        Name, M. Surname,
                                        N. M. Surname

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

                                          Thanks for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry user interface. This is a great suggestion and we’ll put it under interface improvements to be considered in the near future.

                                          We’ll update this thread with further information when we have made a decision on this feature.

                                          Warm regards,
                                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                        • unnecessary horizontal scrolling

                                          Please remove horizontal scrolling. It is quite annoying and does not serve any apparent purpose since the margins are empty anyway. It just makes the website feel a bit wiggly. Here is one example:
                                          http://orcid.org/blog/2013/08/08/suggested-practices-collection-and-display-orcid-ids-publishing-workflows
                                          Other ORCID pages lack the wiggliness.
                                          I understand it might be platform dependent. I use Firefox 47.0 on Mac OS 10.10.5.

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