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  1. Enable researchers search to link profiles and location

    Is it possible to search other researchers by interests or directly by name? You could enable a social function to link profiles and get in contact with other researchers.

    It would also be nice to have a location function for research activities For example, If I'm attending a meeting or conference somewhere I could specify that and people attending the some meeting could get in touch with me to meet personally.

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      0 comments  ·  Search  ·  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.

    • function of Following friends

      Can orchid develop a function to follow colleagues, friends. Then people can get an overall idea about: what's going on with their friends, colleagues and what are the great chefs doing.

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

        This is a great idea, but outside of our current scope. Our focus at the moment is in embedding ORCID iDs in research funding, data use and publishing workflows. In the next year, after we have achieve that goal, we can revisit how to help researchers connect with each other and follow their developments.

      • Linking with global scholars

        Searching for grants, opportunities and calls for papers

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

          This is a great idea, but outside of our current scope. Our focus at the moment is in embedding ORCID iDs in research funding, data use and publishing workflows. In the next year, after we have achieve that goal, we can revisit how to help researchers use ORCID to link with other researcher as well as grants and publications.

        • visual descrtiption of orcid

          If you would give some kind of visual info on the front page
          that tells people what orchid is and what it can do for us .. i would then know whether it is useful for me. I cant tell what it is by the name.
          cheers
          J

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            0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let people draw the informations.

            brief Information with Tables and figures should be open.

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

              As there hasn’t been any activity on this idea in a couple months I’m going to close it. If you still wish to follow up please contact me at support@orcid.org

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

              I’m so sure exactly what you are asking about here. If you can you provide a little more information about your suggestion for ORCID I’ll do my best to respond.

            • Remove the Albert Einstein test account

              A search for Albert Einstein returns:
              http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4293-0137
              with name "Catalina Staff Account"

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                In order to test that the ORCID Registry is working correctly we have to maintain test accounts for our staff to use. We try to mark these accounts as test or as belonging to staff so they are not mistaken for actual researchers, but we need to keep them in the database. In this case works by and about Albert Einstein were added as part of testing the works import function which is why the account was returned in your search results. We try to maintain a minimal amount of these accounts and the information they contain is frequently updated and deleted but they will occasionally show up in search results.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Change the font

                Please change the font to helvetica or something similar.

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                  0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please Make it compulsory to give grants on this ORCID number in all countries

                  For example, I am from India and searched for UGC travel grant and tried to find out whether this ORCID number is used .. I did not find so

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

                    Requiring an ORCID iD on all grants would be a great way to help identify the recipients, but we can’t control what granting organizations decided to do. We will be including grants in the ORCID Registry soon and partnering with more grant giving organization to start using ORCID iDs in their application process- but we can’t make anything compulsory.

                  • Provide ORCID IDs for organizations. We need unique IDs for organizations just as much as for researchers. These could then be used for the

                    Provide ORCID IDs for organizations. We need unique IDs for organizations just as much as for researchers, and these currently live in numerous inconsistent locations. These ORG ORCID IDs could then be used in linking Person ORCID IDs to Organizations via affiliations.

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

                      There are other organizations that currently provide IDs for institutions and organizations, so ORCID isn’t looking to expand into that area right now.

                      Once we implement affiliations we will have a system to identify organizations within the ORCID Registry, but we don’t plan to expand it beyond that

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                        0 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatic filtering of papers suppousedly of my authorship

                        For those who have a fairly popular family name (like Smith, Lee or Lopez) it is a pain to go through the thousands of would-be paper candidates offered by the system. It will be far easier (and I think, manageable) to let the user supply an URL where the list of its papers, more or less structured, is available. With such hint, you can filter the thousand of candidates to left just a few candidates. Otherwise, we will never consider to update the ORCID list of papers

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

                          I’m sorry to hear you had trouble locating the papers your authored. We are working on improving the built-in CrossRef search in the near future. Unfortunately, we can’t import or even filter search results off a text list of papers. Publications need to be in a standard format (ORCID Messages XML) in order for the ORCID Registry to be able to work with them. The system we currently offer for importing papers all provide data in this format.

                          In addition to our built-in search, there are currently three other ways to import works to your ORCID record which may be more helpful for you.

                          1. You can import publications associated with your Scopus Author ID by following the link to ‘Import Research Activities’ in the left column of your ORCID profile.

                          2. If you have a profile at ResearcherID you can add works by logging-in to researcherid.com, linking…

                        • Create a profile for Eugene Garfield

                          and merge his publications records from Scopus & WoS :
                          http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7005088140
                          and
                          http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1009-2008

                          It might be a nice present for his birthday in September.

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

                            An ORCID record sounds like a great birthday present to me! Unfortunately our privacy restrictions mean we can’t create records on behalf of users or authorize access to import works from our partners. But I hope you encourage Eugene to set up his own ORCID account.

                          • Provide email alias

                            For instance in the form of name@researcher.orcid.org. The researcher can update the alias when they change institution.
                            Having a permanent, while professional looking email address is particularly important for junior researchers who regularly have to change institution. These aliases could be used in publications. As such they are expected to attract very little traffic.

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

                              This is a neat idea, but it is out of the current scope (and budget) of ORCID. It’s something we might be able to reconsider after we’ve completed more immediate goals to add functionality and integrations, but I’ve marked the idea as declined as it will be a long time before we could ever act on it.

                            • Allow to UNflag ideas as inappropriate

                              I just clicked by mistake and flagged an idea as inappropriate. The option to "unflag" should be added, active for at least a few minutes.
                              Better yet, when someone clicks "flag as inappropriate" a pop-up asking for confirmation should be shown.
                              Updating the page to show "FLAGGED BY YOU" (in red, instead of uppercase, and with a note that "person who suggested idea will not know, don't worry") could be useful.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the suggestion- I can see how accidental flagging can happen too easily. ORCID’s Support Desk and Ideas Forum are run on software from UserVoice and we only have the options they offer. But I can pass your suggestion on to the User Voice Ideas Forum and they might add it with future updates.

                                You also don’t need to worry about good ideas accidentally being lost. The ORCID team reviews everything that is posted to the iDeas Forum and comes into the help desk ourselves so nothing is overlooked- even if we can’t respond to it immediately.

                              • make the search box easier to see

                                The search box blends in a bit at the top of the page.

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

                                    Openness is one of the core ORCID principles. Consistent with that, Registry data marked as public by users is made available to the public under a CC0 license. Our goal is to ensure that all scholarly communication stakeholders have broad access to what we hope becomes a vital part of the scholarly communication infrastructure.

                                    CC0 was developed by Creative Commons (see http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0).

                                    For those who do not wish to share information broadly, you may mark items in your record “limited access” and share only with trusted parties, or mark them “private”.

                                    Cheers,

                                    -Laure

                                    Laurel L. Haak, PhD
                                    Executive Director, ORCID
                                    L.Haak@orcid.org
                                    +1-301-922-9062
                                    http://orcid.org
                                    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700

                                  • Works editing page should be in a full page and not in a popup window

                                    It doesn't make sense to reduce the screen size while editing the main feature of a researcher ID. This should be as large as possible, and the order should be changable, based on user choice: by title, by authors, by year, by journal/conference name, by type of publication (journal, conference, book chapter).

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                                      0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Open discussions" on research activities

                                      The idea is to post an open discussion on certain research aspect which is being perused by the member and everyone interested will post their views and understanding on that particular aspect. This will mostly benefit the young researchers to connect with the peer research community, who can mentor them for advancing to better science. Also, this should open up collaborative activities among the interested contributors which will ultimately lead to better understanding of atmosphere and climate change.

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

                                        Thank you for posting your idea to the ORCID iDea forum. Your suggestion would be helpful for researchers and could be facilitated by ORCID. However, at the current time discussion boards are outside the mission of ORCID. We are focused on providing a persistent and unique identifier for researchers.

                                        That said, we do provide a public API and member APIs and encourage the community to develop applications using ORCID data. Your idea would be possible to implement using these APIs, and could then be customized to particular user communities.

                                        Cheers,

                                        -Laure

                                        Laurel L. Haak, PhD
                                        Executive Director, ORCID
                                        L.Haak@orcid.org
                                        +1-301-922-9062
                                        http://orcid.org
                                        http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700

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