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  1. Default "email" privacy level to "limited"

    I am working in entegrating an external service to ORCID, by letting local users authenticate via ORCID's OAuth.
    Since we keep track of user email address, it would be extremely handy if by default email addresses were available in ORCID's profile, so that third party services like ours could match local users with existing profiles.

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

      We’d like to update on this suggestion:

      It is unlikely that we will set the default email visibility to allow trusted parties to view it. However, we will soon be working on a feature to allow clients to request permission to access the individual’s email address, even if that address is normally hidden. You can follow the progress on this on our Current Development Trello board at:
      https://trello.com/c/W9rPpV4v/2501

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Team

      This is a great suggestion, but one that needs review before we can act on it. As ORCID is an international undertaking we have to comply with privacy regulations in numerous countries, some of which affect how we are able to share email address, even with trusted parties.

    • sort entries in the education, employment and funding sections by end date instead of start date

      If there are two or more concurrent grants, for example, sorting by end date usually produces a more reasonable order.

      Consider the following situation:
      Grant 1: $500 000, 01/2014 - 12/2016
      Grant 2: $15 000, 12/2014-04/2015

      Those are now displayed in the order Grant 2, Grant 1 and will be displayed this way even in mid-2016, when no one cares about Grant 2 anymore. The same is true for the tab education, where e.g. a short stay at a foreign university always pops to the top.

      Sorting by end dates solves these issues, because the topmost entry is either the…

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

        Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

        We’re looking into this issue and would like to raise a question for your consideration. What do you think should be done in instances of open end dates? For example, an employment may be on an open-ended contract — should this be understood to be active and therefore floated to the top of the list?

        Many thanks for your interest.

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • 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 →
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            0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Login state should be consistent throughout the site

            Once a user logs in, the "My ORCID Record" will correctly display options for logged-in users (such as "sign out" the sign out link).

            From there, click on the ORCID logo will bring you to the about.orcid.org page, which looks as though you have to log in again. For instance, the "sign out" button is replaced by a "sign in" button. The user also loses the links to their "My ORCID Record" page.

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

              Thanks for bringing this bug to our attention. We do want the login state to stay consistent as you move throughout the ORCID site and are planning this as part of our next interface update. I’ll let you know when we have that update in place.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • Provide authentication with OpenID Connect

              Since plain oauth for accessing the API is primarily for authorization, it would be great to be able to use ORCID as an authentication provider with an open standard as OpenID Connect. Users could then easily log into other research platforms using their ORCID account.

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                11 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi,

                This is a great suggestion and one we support. We have integration with OpenID on our list of 2015 projects. I’ll update this idea as we make progress.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID 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

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                    7 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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

                    • Advance search

                      Would love to be able to search for Institutions.

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                        0 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. This is a great suggestion, and one we have in mind to work on. You can follow related developments on our public trello board here: https://trello.com/c/7OywbDz8/3102

                        In the meantime, you can use the ORCID API to search public records for institution information. More information on this can be found at our Member Support Centre at:
                        https://members.orcid.org/finding-orcid-record-holders-your-institution
                        https://members.orcid.org/api/tutorial-searching-data-using-api

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

                      • Allow nature of contributions to be described

                        Allow the nature of a contribution to be described, ie: allow an author to distinguish between papers on which s/he was an author, and papers where his/her involvement was more investigatory.

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                          0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Just to give an update on this: Reviewing the contributor roles in the ORCID Registry, and how or where researchers or organisations assert those roles, is a part of our goals in 2017. Watch this space for more information in the coming year.

                          Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We have been collaborating with Mozilla Science Lab, BioMed Central (BMC), Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Wellcome Trust, and Digital Science, among others, to develop a prototype for assigning badges to individuals based on the contributor role vocabulary developed by Project CRediT in 2015. ORCID will be incorporating these contributor roles into our Registry. For each contribution (such as an article, dataset, or presentation) connected to and displayed on an ORCID record, the record holder will be able to select their role(s) they played from the Project CRediT list.

                          Contributorship Open Badges is…

                        • Oauth2 scope to allow ORCID/end-user to grant field level access to an API

                          Currently ORCID end-users must grant an API either all/none access to their data based on pre-existing security/privacy settings. Please allow the Oauth2 "scope" parameter to "request" access to specific data elements which the ORCID/end-user could then say yes/no to on a per-request (authorization) basis.

                          This is successfully done in the Facebook Oauth2 implementation:

                          https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/dialogs/oauth/

                          scope: A comma separated list of permission names which you would like people to grant your app. Only the permissions people have not already granted your app will be shown

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

                            Just to give an update on this:
                            We are still working on the process to request piecemeal access to scopes.

                            In the meantime, to address a question raised in comments about email access:

                            The majority of email addresses on ORCID records are set to private, meaning that even obtaining /read-limited access would not allow the client to read email addresses on an ORCID record.

                            We are currently working on a process to allow clients to request read access to email addresses, even if they are set to private on the ORCID record. The researcher will be able to uncheck this box to deny the client permission to read their email address, whilst allowing other permissions.

                            You can follow our developmental progress on this at our Current Development Trello:
                            https://trello.com/c/W9rPpV4v/2501

                            As always, let us know your feedback here or at support@orcid.org

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Team

                          • Improve Search Options

                            Please try to improve Search options in 2 ways:
                            1.- Aspect: show Search box in another locatiom, shape and colours. It's not obvious that this grey line is the Search box.
                            2.- More fields in Advanced Search: add affiliation and fields combined with Boolean operators
                            Thanks.

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                              0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. Since you’ve first submitted this suggestion, we’ve improved the appearance of the search bar, and are now working on the affiliations search. You can follow progress on the Current Development Trello at:
                              https://trello.com/c/7OywbDz8/3102

                              In the meantime, we would suggest that those looking into advanced search options also consider using the ORCID Public API. A tutorial is available at:
                              https://members.orcid.org/api/tutorial-searching-data-using-api

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Team

                            • orcid badge for website

                              code for sharing the orcid profile via a web badge

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                                11 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Just to give an update on this project:

                                We have a demo of the ORCID badge widget that you can test by going to https://orcid.org/my-orcid?widget and clicking on the link to “Share your ORCID iD on other sites.”

                                Some of the feedback that we’ve received thus far is that it is quite large, and that it does not coincide with current iD display guidelines.

                                We expect to return to this project after we have finished deployment of the 2.0 API and have released the updated display guidelines in 2017.

                                If you have any feedback on this feature please let us know either here or at support@orcid.org

                                Warm regards,
                                ORCID Community Team

                              • Provide more information for disambiguating search results

                                Search results should include more than just a name. When names are ambiguous, I need something extra to tell them apart.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is a great suggestion. We have started reviewing the fields we can include in search results and will add them into the display in the next couple months. Once we start capturing affiliations we will display that with search results but there may be other information we can add too. If you have suggestions of particular fields you think would be helpful, please let us know in the comments.

                                • Website navigation suggestions

                                  Some thoughts from using the website today.

                                  1. The search bar is fairly wide but has very little height and also has very little space above or below it. I found myself accidentally clicking on links in my bookmarks bar above the search box on more than one occasion when trying to search.

                                  2. The magnifying glass 'search' element did not intuitively look like a magnifying glass to me…because of the 'iD' text inside it. I initially thought this might be a shortcut to my ORCID profile page. Maybe just having text that says 'Search' or 'Go' would be less…

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                                    1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve passed them on to our development team who are actively working on a new webpage design. We hope to have the new design out in the first quarter of 2016, so check back then.

                                    Best,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Redesining Website Menu

                                    I am very new to your service, just as I was going to read the "What is Orcid?" in the About Menu, I had a hard time to click on it, it is very evading as the mouse moves

                                    You can test it yourself, accessing the sub-menus is hard

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      Sorry you had trouble using our menus. We are planning a redesign of how the menus look (and how we have information organized) so this problem should be addressed later in 2015.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • Correct apostrophied author names in Scopus import

                                      My surname contains an apostrophe. After importing from SCOPUS, all of my papers have my surname as O\'Boyle.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are still working on this issue. We’ve corrected it with Scopus so no more errors like this will be imported in the Registry and are now working on clean up existing records with this problem.

                                        Sorry for our delay in responding to this bug. We are working to correct this error, but the developer we’ve worked with at Scopus has been on long term leave so we haven’t been able to resolve the issue as quickly as we had hoped. I will update you when this bug is fixed and I appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

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