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  1. ORCID E-Mail forwarding

    It would be nice if [ORCID]@user.orcid.org or something similar would work, so that I could configure this to be forwarded to my current address. This would give an easy possibility to contact people when one knows their ORCID (if they want to be contacted, one can choose not to activate the forwarding). Another advantage would be that one could add the ORCID-email address to papers. This way, it would boost the ORCID and give the possibility to easily find the profile of the author.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

      This falls outside the scope of ORCID — providing unique ORCID identifiers to reliably and
      clearly connect all participants in the research,
      scholarship, and innovation process with their
      contributions across time, disciplines, and borders — so we will presently mark it as declined.

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

    • working papers storage

      Allow researchers to store, classify and geta doi for their working papers

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

        Thanks for your input, but your idea doesn’t fit with ORCID’s current goals. ORCID doesn’t store works of any kind, and we are not an agency that can assign DOIs. You might look at resources such as SSRN, arXiv, or FigShare for storing this type of information and receiving reference external IDs.

        But you can add references to working papers on your ORCID profile. There currently is a work type of “reports working paper” that can be used when citing working papers.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • ORCID as semantic id for researcher

        Dear sir or madam:
        We are striving with the sematic description of documents following the recomendations of "Linked Open Data". As you surely know, for this purpose it is necessary to link as many concepts as possible to URIs. We wonder whether you are aware of any use of ORCID as semantic link for individuals in order to describe them as universitary researchers. Any piece of advice on this subject will be very interesting for us.
        Thanks a lot and best regards,
        A.R.M.

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          1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your suggestion.

          The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. It ORCID iD is designed to be a unique, persistent, career-long identifier, so no information that can change over a person’s career is embedded in the iD, such as the researcher’s country, institutional affiliation, or educational or employment status.

          ORCID iDs always need all 16-digits; they can not be shortened to remove leading zeros if they exist. No information about a person is encoded in the ORCID iD. The identifiers were designed to be usable in situations where personally-identifiable information should/can not be shared.

          When you use your identifier in systems (e.g. for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password to authenticate your ORCID iD, rather than typing in your identifier. This authentication ensures…

        • More Friendly Link to Public Profile

          Request you to provide a means to customize the Public Record link to use my name instead of id. Eg. my link now is http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3196-2662. Please create an interface where I can change my link to http://orcid.org/premkamble. It will be more widely used by your members.

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

            Thank you for your suggestion.

            The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. It ORCID iD is designed to be a unique, persistent, career-long identifier, so no information that can change over a person’s career is embedded in the iD.

            ORCID iDs always need all 16-digits; they can not be shortened to remove leading zeros if they exist. No information about a person is encoded in the ORCID iD. The identifiers were designed to be usable in situations where personally-identifiable information should/can not be shared.

            When you use your identifier in systems (e.g. for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password to authenticate your ORCID iD, rather than typing in your identifier. This authentication ensures that only you can enter your ORCID iD, and enables you to…

          • Make date of suggestion and Orcid staff responses visible on this page

            Obviously this is more of a readability suggestion. Right now if a user wants to see when a suggestion or response was posted the user has to click on it. It's a small thing, but I often find myself wondering when did this suggestion get posted or when did this response get posted. Might as well just show it.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

              Unfortunately we cannot update this aspect of the display of the main pages of the ORCID iDeas Forum. However, you can use the sorting methods set out under the “I suggest that…” bar to filter iDeas, e.g. by the newest iDea. Direct responses from ORCID admins will also appear in the main forum pages.

              Please let us know if you have any further suggestions on improving the ORCID Registry.
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              Could you please tell us what “this page” is? On your post, it clearly lists the date of suggestion and any responses:
              http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/13004013-make-date-of-suggestion-and-orcid-staff-responses

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

                Thank you for your suggestion.

                The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. It ORCID iD is designed to be a unique, persistent, career-long identifier, so no information that can change over a person’s career is embedded in the iD.

                ORCID iDs always need all 16-digits; they can not be shortened to remove leading zeros if they exist. No information about a person is encoded in the ORCID iD. The identifiers were designed to be usable in situations where personally-identifiable information should/can not be shared.

                When you use your identifier in systems (e.g. for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password to authenticate your ORCID iD, rather than typing in your identifier. This authentication ensures that only you can enter your ORCID iD, and enables you to…

              • Allow for multiple email fields during the registration process using the API to avoid/minimise duplicate ORCID creation

                Allow for multiple email addresses during the create or link ORCiD workflows using the API to avoid/minimise duplicate ORCiD creation

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                  1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your comment.

                  The ORCID Registry is designed to prevent duplicate iDs from being created by only allowing one ORCID record per email address, and checking for duplicates based on name at the point of registration.

                  We also encourage users to add additional email addresses after they have created their ORCID record.

                  For more, see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/151590
                  http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/148603

                  Despite the controls we have in place, there will be times when a duplicate will be unintentionally created. For these situations, the ORCID Support team can help users with multiple records to mark one ORCID iD as a primary one, and the other iD as deprecated.

                  For more, see
                  http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/580410

                • Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

                  Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

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

                    The automatic tools to add information to a ORCID record have been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time, NCBI has built a tool to import works from ORCID to SciENcv, but has not created an option to add works from Pubmed back to ORCID.

                    For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add Pubmed-listed works to an ORCID record. Two in particular are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central. To access these, go to the Add Works menu and select Search & Link button to see a list of databases that can be accessed. More details about how this works are available at: http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278

                    Warm regards,

                    ORCID Community Engagement & Support Team

                  • Please, provide on the website a means to recover the ORCID ID after a change of email address (and having forgotten the password).

                    Please, provide on the website a means to recover the ORCID ID after a change of email address (and having forgotten the password).

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

                      Hi,

                      Thanks for the suggestion. Recovering an iD if you’ve lost access to your email address and forgotten your password involves verifying your identity. This has to be done by out support staff, it’s not something that we can automate into the website. But our team will be more than happy to work with you to restore you access to the account. I’ll follow up with a message that includes the steps to verify your identity.

                      Best,
                      -Catalina
                      ORCID Support

                    • add citations per work in the last line of the work added and total overall citations in the left pane

                      add citations per work in the last line of the work added and total overall citations in the left pane

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

                        Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. While citation counts and other measures of research impact are important, these usage stats are not in scope for ORCID. Instead, we encourage third parties to use ORCID data to derive usage statistics.

                        Warm regards,

                        ORCID Support

                      • problem in citation in scholar.google

                        I am unable to see my name in google scholar citation even though I have two publications. The chinese scholar.baidu.com shows my name but google scholar does not. solution?

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello,

                          Thank you for your query.

                          This is the iDeas Forum for ORCID. ORCID and Goolgle Scholar are two completely separate systems. If you are having trouble with Google Scholar, you’ll need to go through their help channels: https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html

                          The goal of ORCID is to provide a registry of unique and persistent identifiers that transcends organization, discipline, and nation. Your ORCID iD can be included with your works to disambiguate your research from that of others with similar names, while linking all your publications even if they are authored under different versions of your name. Your unique and persistent iD can be used throughout career, across professional activities and affiliations. ORCID collaborates with organizations throughout the research community to embed the iDs in research information systems and workflows.

                          If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                        • Allow members to investigate through series of questions before obtaining id, therefore it may assist in guidance toward specific area of wo

                          To make finances seem more plentiful, in all aspects, I suggest an outreach program more tuned into the actuality of life itself. My idea is to cut funds from giving growing children so many "ideas" of machination, and for each one leader of household, assist that leader in a handmedown of agricultural rightness. Each family should have no doubt of the "how to feed myself" questions. An instillation of ethical formnitude toward the prosperity of the land is a mutual achievement, and award. All in all, delegation of land rights, and property lots need be top priority concerning poor fatherless…

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

                            Hello,

                            Thank you for your comment.

                            This suggestion does not seem to be related to the focus of ORCID. The goal of ORCID is to provide a registry of unique and persistent identifiers that transcends organization, discipline, and nation. Your ORCID iD can be included with your works to disambiguate your research from that of others with similar names, while linking all your publications even if they are authored under different versions of your name. Your unique and persistent iD can be used throughout career, across professional activities and affiliations. ORCID collaborates with organizations throughout the research community to embed the iDs in research information systems and workflows.

                            The ORCID registry is open: individuals may register, link, import and share information for no fee. But we respect your privacy and let you determine who can see information you add to your record and we never share information you have…

                          • provide static web hosting for each researcher

                            ORCiD is about visibility, and visibility = the web.

                            Most researchers have personal web pages at their institution. But researchers tend to change institutions regularly, and often know no better than copying their old page to the new domain, and put a "I've moved" link on the old web page. Even those who know about web redirects are often locked with automatically generated public directory listings at their institution they've no control over. This fragments the researcher's identity on the web, and hurts her ranking in search engines. Everybody knows how difficult it is to find a researcher on the…

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi,

                              Thanks for your clear explanation of this issue and proposed solution. While I agree a service like you suggest would be great, it’s outside of ORCID’s current scope. I’m making this iDea as declined since we won’t be able to address it in the immediate future (the next couple years) but it is something we could look at expanding into at a latter time once ORCID completes out more immediate goals of creating tools for disambiguate researchers and linking them to their work.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • Provide some ranking or relevant system as like Research Gate score. Provide some easy link to search similar researcher for interaction.

                              Provide some ranking or relevant system as like Research Gate score. Provide some easy link to search similar researcher for interaction.

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

                                Hi,

                                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. We’re not a profile system, and with our current mission we’re not trying to make a social place for researchers to connect. Instead we’d suggest you use ResearchGate or anther system if you’re looking to connect with other researchers.

                                Best,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • offer "vanity plate" option to choose an available number for a fee.

                                As with picking a personalized license plate number or phone number, once ORCIDs gain more currency, perhaps there would be revenue enhancement opportunities for those willing to pay a premium for the privilege of picking what theirs is from among what's available.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi,

                                  This is a really neat idea, thanks for the suggestion.

                                  We do like your idea but we aren’t sure it fits with ORCID’s mission and we currently don’t have the development time to put into creating a system that let’s users pick iD numbers.

                                  Best,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

                                • Show the iD more clearly right after registration, create "copy iD" button

                                  Since the iD is the core of ORCID, it should be shown more directly as soon as one registers, so new users don't get confused and have to spend time and effort on figuring out how to find their iD.
                                  It could feature an easy to find "copy iD"-button as well.

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

                                    Thanks for the feedback. We try very hard not the clutter the ORCID record and have found that placing the ORCID iD with the iD symbol below a user’s name makes the iD visible without distracting from the record or creating more pop-ups that users need to click through before they can edit their record.

                                    In addition, we don’t encourage systems that require ORCID iDs to be copy and pasted in. We support OAuth authentication and want third parties who are collecting ORCID iDs to go through that process, not ask users to copy or type their iD.

                                    Best,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Curate github issues for beginning contributors

                                    I'm running an Open Source Comes to Campus event. The event teaches students about the open source and how to find and contribute to open source projects.

                                    Part of the event is a collaboration workshop, and I'd like to find some science-related open source projects for students to consider contributing to.

                                    Here are the suggested guidelines for projects that want to mentor new contributors. http://campus.openhatch.org/projects.html

                                    Are any ORCID members interested in mentoring at the event and/or preparing some specific tasks for people to work on?

                                    Tasks do not need to be merely coding. We want to encourage people to contribute…

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

                                      Thanks for being your project to our attention. ORCID already covers much of requested information at our github repo: https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source . However our project is quite complex for beginners. We do however interact with many organizations that have issues the might be a great match for Open Source Comes to Campus event and we will be more they happy to spread the word.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • Main page should inform that Editing will become available in future, but is not yet

                                      From previous comments I understand that ORCID is planning to provide an editing possibility.
                                      While we are waiting for that, I suggest that you will put some brief notice on the ORCID main page that the editing possibility will be available in future.

                                      I used quite a time to figure out how I could edit my references.
                                      From this FORUM I finally understood that it is not yet possible.
                                      It would have saved my time to see a notice that editing is not yet an option. Thus, such notice would save peoples time.

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                                      • provide the expansion of acronym ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) - use ABBR

                                        Further to the closed ticket at [1], please use the HTML "abbr" element with title="Open Research Contributor ID", at least once on each page (perhaps in the banner). You can style this such that no visual change is made.

                                        [1] http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/4323532-provide-the-expansion-of-acronym-orcid-open-resea

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

                                          While the name ORCID was derived from an acronym, it has not been used as an acronym for quite some time. The name ORCID is a registered trademark referring to the organization that supplies ORCID iDs (the unique person identifiers) and provides the ORCID Registry (the database of ORCID iDs and related information in each ORCID Record.) We have found that adding reference to the no-longer-used acronym causes confusion between the organization ORCID and the identifier ORCID iD.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            We have the registration form for ORCID, the only required fields, down to just 4 fields: First name, Last name, email address and password. We can’t make is much shorter than that. The other sections of the ORCID record are all optional and can be skipped if you don’t want to complete them.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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