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  1. add in the oral communications in the conference division

    It's missing oral communications in the conference section!

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

      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 update, we will also updated the work-type options in ORCID.

    • One uncomfortable point

      When I input the details of my work, if I hit a mouse outside of the framework, everything I did disappears. This is really annoying.
      I appreciate that if you could fix this problem

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

        We’re sorry you’ve had trouble importing your works manually. We encourage you to use the ‘Import Works’ functionality as that tends to be much more user-friendly than adding the works manually.

        -Shaun
        ORCID Support

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

          Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately this is not in the direction ORCID is heading at this point as we are providing unique identifiers. Thanks again!

          -Shaun
          ORCID Support

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

            As it’s been a few months without an update on this iDea I’m going to close it. If you still have suggestions please add them as new iDeas.

            Can you tell me more about what features you would like to see to be more specific? We’d love to hear your ideas, but we need more information about what you would like to see before we can consider it.

            Thanks,
            -Catalina
            ORCID Support

          • Latests Publications based on Keywords or Field of Study

            Wouldn't it be great for the researchers to see the latest publications in their field of studies. A billboard like applet could easily keep track of the field for the author and could easily scroll latest publications in a small window, and author could check the applet while updating his/her profile before or after submitting new publications of her/his. It is possible to inform researchers without disturbing them with other methods.

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

              Thanks for your suggestion. I agree that suggesting publications can be very helpful to researchers, but it’s outside of ORCID’s scope to provide unique identifiers. We may consider they idea at a future time, but for now we don’t have the resources to pursue it.

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              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • explain the abbreviation ORCID on the first page!

              is it a sign of complacency that I cannot find a simple explanation of the abbreviation ORCID on your site within my first 3 klicks?! praise and advertising is ok in limited amount ... but information would be better ;)

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              • I think this new system some old publication of researchers doesn't appear in publication

                May the researchers published their papers using different Affiliations when they were in Master or PhD study.

                Are there new way for the researchers to add their old paper to ORCID

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

                  ORCID doesn’t maintain a database of works ourselves. Instead we rely on our partners, listed on the Import Work window, to let users import works to their ORCID accounts from their databases. If you have not I would suggest check each of the four import tools to see if they have your older publications.

                • clickable world map with ORCID researchers per country

                  It would be nice to have a world map which is clickable and behind which you get the names (and institutions and emails if public) of people with an ORCID in that country - just a simple GIS

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

                    Thanks for the suggestion. We really like the idea of a map with links to ORCID Records, but it’s not something our team has time to pursue right now. Our current priorities are finishing promised functionality, like affiliations and grants, and building more connections between other systems and ORCID. In the meantime you might want to check out ORCIDLive! at http://orcidlive.org/ which uses our webhooks functionality for a similar project.

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

                      Thanks for the suggestion. We can definitely see the use for an undo import feature, but after talking with our development team we’ve decided it’s not something can easily add to the Registry. But we are working on a select all option which would let you delete or change the privacy setting of a number of works at once which might help with correct and import that did not go as expected.

                    • Different work groups

                      Try to launch this website just like a social network for researchers. Create different work groups (say Medicinal chemistry) with a prominent scientist to be its co-ordinator with which researchers can discuss their problems regarding a particular sunject (say Medicinal chemistry). This co-ordinator can then invite different researchers in the same field and will create his own team based on the impact of work of distinguished researchers.

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

                        Thanks for the suggestion. Creating a social network for researchers is a great idea, but it is outside of ORCID’s current scope. Right now we’re focused on completing functionality central to ORCID’s goal of providing unique identifiers like building more connections between ORCID and other system and completing planned functionality, like grants and affiliations. But we can revisit this suggestion once we have time to look into other activities.

                      • Reference

                        Launch an free online software which can directly assempble a refrence into the format suitable for a particular journal. this will definitely decrease the time taken by an author to publish its work.

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                          0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow for unique URL

                          Allow users to register an easier to share, unique URL. Example: https://orcid.org/mmeadows

                          instead of https://orcid.org/45454556456456465456456454654423454

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

                            Thanks for the suggestion, but we want to keep ORCID urls as a unique identifier that does not change. By leaving names out of ORCID identifiers, the URL won’t become outdated if you change your name and won’t confuse anyone if there is another researcher who uses the handle mmeadows on another system. ORCID is about ensuring persistent unique identifiers and as part of that we want to keep our URLs as a sixteen digit identifier than never changes.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • consent page at once rather than individual papers

                            hi
                            quick search found some 900 publications (should be between 200 and 300), which have to be individually consented. way too much work. Would be good if this can be done more efficiently, e.g. for groups of papers.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi,

                              I think you are looking at one of our member’s integrations that lets you import works into ORCID. ORCID doesn’t provide a list of publications directly.

                              To add all 900 of your works, I would suggest trying another tool as both the Scopus Import Wizard and Europe PubMed should let you import a large number of works without selecting each one individually. More about these tools is at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278-import-works-website-user

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • Provide a 'Public/Private computer' check in the Authorization workflow

                              Currently, after an Authorization request via the API, ORCID leaves the user's ORCID session open for 30 mins. If the browser itself is not closed down, then any subsequent authorization request carried out from this browser in this period automatically takes the requester into the same ORCID profile without requiring a login.

                              i.e. ORCID assumes that all authorization requests are triggered from a private terminal, to which no-one else has access.

                              Maybe provide a '[_] This is a private computer' checkbox on the login/register page that is displayed during an OAUTH /authorize request; if the user indicates that this is…

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

                                Thanks for the suggestion, and my apologies for the delay in following up. We won’t be adding a check box in the authorization workflow as we are trying to keep the process as simple as possible for users and ORCID automatically logs users out after 30 minutes.

                                A member requesting authorization can also force a log out by calling the URL https://orcid.org/userStatus.json?logUserOut=true&callback=%22exampleCallBack%22 if they are worried about users staying logged in.

                                Best,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • Base your XML Schema on the CrossRef or DataCite XML Schema

                                You seem define a new XML Schema for your return type in your API. Rather than proliferate the standards we have to support, why not use the CrossRef schema http://www.crossref.org/schema/info/CrossRefSchemaDocumentation4.1.0.pdf, or the dataCite schema, http://schema.datacite.org/, or at least offer data in these formats?

                                For instance, a major feature I'd love to see in ORCID is the ability to add my datasets by DOI and (open access) arXiv preprints and associate them with the publications they refer to, so that they appear as a single "research object". It appears that your data model has no concept of such associations…

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

                                  Thanks for the well written suggestion. When creating the ORCID Messages Schema we tried to follow existing schema whenever possible, but much of the data ORCID capture’s isn’t include in the other standards which is why we needed a new schema.

                                  But I will pass on your suggestion about a having an option for a “Research Object” option. Next time we review the schema I’ll make sure that is considered.

                                  Thanks,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

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                                  • Let us export to XML formatted using CCV’s Schema

                                    The Common CV is required by all major Canadian granting agencies.

                                    Enabling export from ORCID to XML formatted using CCV’s Schema would save many Canadian researchers valuable time.

                                    https://ccv-cvc.ca/researcher-help-en.htm

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

                                      You can currently export ORCID records in the ORCID Messages XML Schema using the API see (http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271 for more information). After exporting your ORCID record in that format you could transform it into CCV or any other schema. However, given the huge number of schema used in the many countries that use ORCID, we just don’t have the time to build tools that export ORCID records in other formats.

                                      Thanks for the suggestion.
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • Allow manually entry of or linking to citations of our works

                                      Google Scholar fails to capture many citations of my work, and there is no way I can "point" to these other works and get them linked to my work to show that they have cited me. It would be great if we could manually list works that cite our works, esp. if that data could then be harvested into Google Scholar.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the iDea, but right now ORCID does include not include citation counts or h-indexes. We may expand to include this at a later time, but for now our focus is on creating unique identifiers for researchers and integrating those identifiers into other systems. I suggest you explore other tools designed to provide citation counts for the type of information you are looking for.

                                      • Combine citation data from multiple sources to make a master source

                                        By letting users link to other sources of their citation metrics, and combining them while accounting for double-ups, ORCID could become the "one true source" for the most comprehensive and reliable researcher metrics (h-index, i10-index, citation numbers, average journal impact factor, etc).

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

                                          Thanks for the suggestion, but right now ORCID does include not include citation counts, h-indexes, journal impact factors, etc. We may expand to include this at a later time, but for now our focus is on creating unique identifiers for researchers and integrating those identifiers into other systems.

                                        • Indirect quotations

                                          Hello, dear ORCHID project representatives!
                                          My name is Alexander Shemetev. I am a PhD in economics/finance and associate professor at the Saint-Petersburg State Polar Academy and the Interregional Institute of Economics and Law at the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the EurAsEC. I have very many publications in different fields of economics. I wrote six books in finance.
                                          I would like to thank you for your very much important work for the global science development. And I thank you very much for your help for the young scientists. I believe your project is very important for creating the united global science that…

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

                                            This is a really interesting idea but it’s out of the scope of what ORCID is doing right now. For now we are focused on linking ORCID with other organization through our API and developing promised functionality like grants and affiliations. Once that is complete we can revisit this idea, but I’m marking it as declined for now as we can’t fit it in out current development plan.

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