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

      As it’s been a few months and I haven’t heard back I’m going to close this iDea. if you are still having issues please contact ORCID Support at support@orcid.org

      I’m not sure I understand your question. Are you suggesting that researchers should be able to add a phone number to their ORCID record in addition to an email address? Or are you looking for a phone number to contact ORCID? If the later- ORCID doesn’t have a phone number, as we have a very small staff we do all our support over email. If you want to contact us you can email support@orcid.org

    • Taiwan is not a country !

      Maybe they can be treated like Hongkong

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

        Thank you for your suggestion for improving the ORCID registry.

        The items in the Country list are sourced form the ISO country list of internationally-recognized codes that designates for each country and most of the dependent areas. Suggestions for concise alternate wordings that are widely accepted for this designation are always welcome from the ORCID community.

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

          Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that h-index and other measures of research impact are important and can be improved by use of the ORCID registry. However, usage stats are not in scope for ORCID. Instead, we encourage third parties to use ORCID data to derive usage statistics.

          In fact, algorithms for measuring usage are being implemented by a number of organizations, several of which are benefiting from ORCID data. In addition, there are a number of sites that are (or will soon be) consuming ORCID data to support calculation of a whole range of research metrics. Check out the Impact Story or PLOS websites for example.

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            2 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            declined  ·  ShaunShaun responded

            ORCID is not a journal publisher, we’re a non-profit organization that aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. Our system links with many journal publishers. To publish your paper you’ll need to contact the journal directly, or submit it through the journal’s online system.

            Best,
            -Shaun
            ORCID Support

          • Log institution postal code and serve via API

            Many journals require institution postal codes as a part of author affiliation. It would be nice for ORCID to be a "one stop shop" for an authors affiliation, rather than having to look up an institution using some other tool. Additionally, RINGGOLD does store institution postal codes for disambiguated institutions.

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

              Thank you again for your comment. Again, we are not a registry of organisation information and therefore are marking this idea as declined.

              We suggest instead that you look into conversations about organisation IDs being had by us and others — see: http://orcid.org/blog/2016/10/31/organization-identifier-project-way-forward

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team.
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              Thank you for your comment. Your suggestion falls outside ORCID’s scope. ORCID is about exchanging identifiers related to people, places, and things. We are a Registry for ORCID iDs for individual researchers, and we are not a registry for organisation IDs.

              ORCID presently uses Ringgold IDs for education and employment affiliations organisations and FundrefIDs for funding organisations. If you would like further information about those institutions, then the expectation is that you would query the respective registries — Ringgold, Fundref — for more information.

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team
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              Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

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              • Show publications in PubMed

                If a person has imported from Europe PMC or have manually inserted a PMID, I would like a button that would generate the following URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/PMID1,PMID2,PMID3,... for quick and easy access to the articles.

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

                  Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                  Our understanding is that you are suggesting that the automatic link created on the ORCID Registry when PMID, e.g., 12345678, is added to a work resolve to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12345678 rather than http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/12345678 — is that correct?

                  External work identifiers are added upon the suggestion of our members who use these identifiers when exchanging works data with the ORCID Registry. The Europe PubMed Central — an authorised PMC International centre — has built a Search & Link Wizard which has integrated Europe PMC’s repository with the ORCID Registry, providing a useful service to researchers in helping them connect their works data to their ORCID Records. The Europe PMC receives its journal content directly from the main PMC. Europe PMC are actively adding works with PMIDs to the Registry, which is why the default version resolves to their URL. It…

                • Add an entry about how to add publications to your account to your FAQ

                  I think you should add an entry about how to add publications to your account to your FAQ. There are a lot of "how tos" that could be in a more obvious place on your web site. Right now, the FAQ only answers questions about what ORCID is.

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                  • ORCID interface should open a new window for the different functions

                    It would be useful if the ORCID interface would open a new window for the different functions. Now I am trying to write an email about my publication list, but I cannot go back to check my publication without deleting this email.

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

                      Thanks for sending us your idea
                      I’m sorry to hear you had trouble using ORCID´s user interface. We are not sure about what different functions you are talking about since you can only open and filled your ORCID record with your research information.
                      You do not have an option for sending emails neither in the ORCID interface.
                      Could you please give us further information as to what are you problems with?

                      Best regards,
                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                    • Adding a box for free comments to the education and employment box

                      I realized that in the educational as well as the employment sectors the system asks for the starting date and the ending date.

                      I think it should be fair to have a box of free comments to argue about possible justification for example for a delay in completing the education percursus. Serious healthy problems for examples might induce delays in completing the percursus of studies and I think it is unfair to force persons to indicate only start and end dates wihtout possibility to comment on that. These parameters are obviuosly indicators of the researchers comminttment.

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

                        Thanks for the suggestion, however ORCID isn’t the right system to collect that information.

                        The goal of ORCID is to provide a Registry of unique identifiers for researchers and allow them to link their identifier to their research out-puts. The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs.

                        What we suggest that you can use is the biography field because it is free text and some researchers use that to record additional information

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                      • 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 →
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                            0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                            The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                            Providing networking services is beyond the scope of our current mission. There are organizations which connect to ORCID which can provide this service much better than we can. We shall mark this idea as declined at present.

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                              The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                              Providing networking services is beyond the scope of our current mission. There are organizations which connect to ORCID which can provide this service much better than we can. We shall mark this idea as declined at present.

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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

                                Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                                You can find a list of organizations that you have granted trusted party access to read and update your ORCID record by going to your Account Settings, which can give you an idea of the organizations which may be looking at your record. However providing information of which individuals may be looking at your record…

                              • use the correct name for the United States of America

                                The name of the country is the United States of America, not just the "United States," as listed in your pull-down list of countries for registration. I wasn't allowed to enter a correct version.

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

                                  Thank you for contacting ORCID Support.

                                  The list of countries/region in our country list is the ISO 3166-1 with either the full, short, or alternative name for the country/region. “United States” is a valid country name for the US code, whilst “United States of America” is the long format.

                                  Warm regards,

                                  ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                • Confirm that an email is associated with an ORCID

                                  Since a person’s ORCID is not considered private information, is ORCID willing to answer questions of the form:
                                  “Is the email address jsmith@myuniversity.ca associated with the ORCID 0000-0001-2345-6789?”

                                  The ability to get answers to such questions would be very useful to us. We use ORCIDs to disambiguate researcher names in our Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). We are constantly searching lists of names of Canadian Arctic researchers against the ORCID registry. (Many hundreds of names, over and over again, all done manually because the person we are looking for is not always top-ranked in the search results.) In…

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

                                    Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                    Our understanding is that the idea is for a feature where you can input an email address and then learn the ORCID iD associated with that email address. Is this correct? (If we have misunderstood your suggestion, please do let us know.)

                                    If so, this is a feature that we would not be implementing at present. Per our policy, we do not disclose information which the record holder has not made public. Email addresses on ORCID records are generally set to private — fewer than 2% of the email addresses in the ORCID Registry were set to public visibility as at 2016.10.01. (One can search the ORCID API with a certain email address to find whether it is publicly listed in the ORCID Registry. See: https://members.orcid.org/finding-orcid-record-holders-your-institution )

                                    We understand how important it is to be able to identify your researchers.…

                                  • Unnecessary change on Hong Kong's name

                                    Hong Kong has been recently changed to "Hong Kong SAR China" in the drop down menu which is unnecessary, confusing, and inconsistent.

                                    Whilst Hong Kong does have what can be best described as a colonial relationship with China, it is for all intents and purposes its own country (hence it's a separate entry in the first place) and in the field of education, it would just be simply confusing to present Hong Kong as a Chinese city.

                                    Hong Kong has a separate education and legal system with its own borders, meaning an academic who wishes to work in or visit…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for your suggestion.

                                      The items in the country list are sourced form the ISO country list of internationally-recognised codes that designates for each country and most of the dependent areas. The ISO newsletter with the relevant announcement on the official name change for HK can be found at: https://web.archive.org/web/20110722001521/http://www.iso.org/iso/newsletter_v-4_name_changes.pdf

                                      We shall therefore mark this suggestion as declined.

                                      Warm regards,
                                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hello,

                                        Thank you for your comment.

                                        In this case, it’s a linguistic shift reflecting how we describe the identifier created by our Registry. “ORCID” once stood for the “open researcher and contributor identifier”, but now it refers to the non-profit organisation itself — ORCID. In the usage “ORCID identifier”, “ORCID” is a descriptor — the ORCID identifier as generated by the ORCID Registry operated by ORCID, Inc, rather than the Scopus [Author] identifier, etc.

                                        We ourselves at ORCID do not mind whether you wish to use an “ORC ID”, an “ORCiD” or an “ORCID iD” — we aren’t prescriptivists! We just want you to be able to distinguish yourself and your work. : )

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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                                          Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that measures of research impact are important and can be improved by use of the ORCID registry. However, usage stats are not in scope for ORCID. Instead, we encourage third parties to use ORCID data to derive usage statistics.

                                          Algorithms for measuring usage are being implemented by a number of organizations, several of which are benefiting from ORCID data. In addition, there are a number of sites that are (or will soon be) consuming ORCID data to support calculation of a whole range of research metrics. For citation counts we suggest you look at other tools such as Scopus, Altmetrics, or ImpactStory.

                                          Warm regards,
                                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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

                                            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                            ORCID does not include specific fields to add additional authors of a publication when adding it to your record. This is because the ORCID record is designed to record only your scholarship. Instead, you can record the authors and their order as part of the citation of the item in the Citation field.

                                            Warm regards,
                                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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