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

      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

      At this time FPDS.gov and USAspending.gov have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

      For now, we suggest using the UberWizard search and link tool provided by UberResearch to import your data. A list of the grant sources covered by the UberWizard is available at https://orcid.uberresearch.com/datasources and you can also email them for more information at uberwizard@uberresearch.com

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

    • Support for Open Archive Iinitiative (OAI)

      This is a feature request very similar to the one concerning the arXiv [1] but which targets another identifier, namely OAI (Open Archive Initiative) [2], used, for instance by the open archive HaL [3]. This could be used to automatically extract data or to link ORCID profiles to openly accessible works.

      [1] http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/6844075-add-arxiv-links
      [2] https://www.openarchives.org/
      [3] https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/

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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. We agree that integration with databases such as HAL is important.

        However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at HAL to start this project please let us know and we can reach out to them.

        Thank you.

        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

      • provide a way to import Patents from USPTO or WIPO

        Intellectual properties are important assets in modern life.
        I notice that you don't have a way to import Patents from USPTO, or from WIPO.
        Please provide one

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

          [update: 2016.07.29]
          Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

          We are delighted to announce that The Lens (http://www.lens.org), a global patents service which, among other features, allow innovators to connect their ORCID and Lens accounts, find their patents, and assert their inventorship and post them to their ORCID record. You can read more about this feature here: https://www.lens.org/about/news/release-0-11/

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

          Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as USPTO or WIPO to import patents, is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

          Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for…

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

            Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with databases such as RI-Opac is important.

            However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at RI-Opac to start this project please let us know and we can reach out to them.

          • Import/link SSRN listing

            For social science researchers, SSRN is the common platform for sharing both in-progress and published research. If you could link to an existing SSRN id, this would allow most SS researchers to link all their working papers and pick up many published papers.

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

              I just wanted to let you know there has been some progress on this. SSRN now allows users to attached their ORCID iD to their SSRN profile. The next step is to start working on a process to exchange information.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support


              Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that allowing ORCID to link to other profile systems and identifier schemes is important.

              Linking with other systems is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. We need to establish a partnership with the other organization.

              We are in discussions with SSRN about integration. When we have the specification and implementation timeline worked out, we’ll be communicating with the ORCID community.

              ORCID will be launching a blog in December, which I encourage you to follow for news about new features and integrations.

              Cheers,

              -Laure

              Laurel L. Haak, PhD
              Executive Director, ORCID
              L.Haak@orcid.org
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              http://orcid.org

            • We see one of the main difficulties with optimum imprementation of Orchid is getting a scholar's bibliography

              Manually entering a scholar's bibliography is a barrier to entry for ma y faculty members. In the legal scholarship community, SSRN and Hein Online are two bibliographic resources that hold the bibliographic data. How can we get bibliographic data from these sources into Orchid. If it could be done, we could implement full orchid records with complete bibliographic linkage. without that capability it will be difficult to get Orcid up and running in the legal scholarship community.

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

                Thank you for your suggestion to improving the ORCID registry.

                The tools to add information to your ORCID record have been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time SSRN and Hein Online have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add works to your record. From the Add Works menu select Search & Link button to see a list of databases from which you can add works. Two we particularly recommend for adding all of your publications at once are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central. You can view more details about how this works…

              • Automatically import work from arXiv

                arXiv has the possiblilty to add the ORCid. When one creates an author identifier on arXiv, the ORCid is also displayed (e.g. http://arxiv.org/a/thoma_m_1.html).

                However, on orcid.org the work shown on arXiv is not displayed. Being on my profile page on orcid.org, when I click on "add work > search and link" there is no way to import from arXiv.

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                  1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your suggestion.

                  The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time arXiv has not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                  Warm regards,

                  ORCID Support

                • Connect with ResearchGate profile

                  It would be great to connect ORCID with the user's ResearchGate profile for completing the user's ORCID profile (www.researchgate.net).

                  Note: I am not sure if this already exist (I am a new member).

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

                    Thanks for your suggestion. Many ​systems and workflows have integrated ORCID iDs, including ​funders, publishers, and a number of systems at universities.

                    ResearchGate have ​allowed you to manually add your ORCID iD to your ResearchGate profile, but have still to add a validation step and start pulling information from ORCID. We hope that ResearchGate will choose to integrate more fully with ORCID in future, for the benefit of the research community.

                    Alice
                    Communications Director
                    ORCID

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

                      Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry.

                      Linking of the ORCID iD to other identifier schemes and systems is one of our top priority items. That said, these integrations require a partnership. We are currently working with ISNI to develop the specifications to link with VIAF identifiers. We expect to have this specification completed by January and will be communicating with the ORCID community at that time about the expected timing of the rollout.

                      Cheers,

                      -Laure

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

                    • Allow scopus to orcid link to select papers based on pre-existing Scopus id number

                      The Scopus to orcid link, accessed either through Orcid or Scopus, does not appear to allow searching for publications based on a previously established Scopus id. This means that to set up papers in Orcid from Scopus the laborious process of re-selecting papers would have to be carried out rather than just importing previously defined sets of papers. This should be easy to fix.
                      As noted by another user, linking to Researcher ID also does not seem to import publications into Orcid.

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

                        Colin,

                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other identifier schemes like SCOPUS Author ID and systems, such aResearcherID, is important.

                        Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. ORCID has been working with teams from SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters since before the Registry was launched in October.

                        Regarding SCOPUS, the current integration allows a user to select their SCOPUS ID and import papers associated with this iD. It would be helpful to get more clarification from you on how this workflow may be improved and we can pass it along to SCOPUS for their consideration.

                        Regarding Researcher ID, Thomson Reuters launched the first phase of its integration just after launch, which allows an individual to link their ORCID iD to their Researcher ID profile. This is linkage can be done through…

                      • Sync with PhilPapers

                        It would be useful to be able to link Orcid with Philpapers, in one or the other direction, or in both.

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                          Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other databases such as PhilPapers is important.

                          However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at PhilPapers to start building such a partnership, let us know and we can reach out to them.

                          Thanks,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • divulgar ORCID para catalogos de bibliotecas - que usam MARC21, sistemas como WorldCat, da British Library e sistemas como Aleph etc.

                          divulgar para bibliotecarios catalogadores - incluir campo para ORCID nos OPACs das bibliotecas

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

                            Gracias por su sugerencia. Nos emociona mucho esta idea pero desgraciadamente no depende de nosotros. La decisión de integrar un ORCID iD al esquema MARC21 es de las Organizaciones que trabajan con MARC21 por lo que no podemos tomar esa decisión; sin embargo nos encantaría poder trabajar con cualquiera de las organizaciones que estuvieran de acuerdo en llevar esto acabo; lo anterior como parte del esfuerzo realizado en ORCID.
                            De nuevo muchas gracias por su interés y sgerencia!
                            Saludos,
                            - Ana

                          • Link to Academia.edu

                            Well, If you consider to link to LinkedIn which is more a Professional than a Research network, why do not link to Academia.edu which is more Research and Science? All big players of science are in Academia, maybe in LinkedIn as well, I do not know. So, I think could be really useful to link this research network.

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

                              ORCID users include all researchers—academic, government, non-profit, commercial—who would benefit from a variety of linkages with other systems, including Linked In and Academia.edu.

                              There are a lot of possibilities. Part of what we’d like is for you -the research community- to recommend priorities. Where should we start? Why? And then provide guidance on the specifications of the integration. What fields, is there an ID to link with, etc.

                              As I have written in other posts, integrations require a collaboration between ORCID and the other organization. They involve system-to-system communication and cannot be performed unilaterally by ORCID. Help identifying contacts at priority organizations would be great.

                              Thanks. Keep your ideas coming!

                              Cheers,

                              -Laure

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

                            • import publication from AMS Mathscinet

                              The AMS has a quite strong database of mathematical publication.
                              It could be integrated so that any author can import his/her pubblications without editing them manually

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

                                Enrico,

                                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other identifier schemes, profile systems, and repositories such as AMS Mathscinet is important.

                                Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. What would be especially helpful is a short specification of how ORCID should interact with AMS Mathscinet, and also information on who to contact at AMS so that we can get the ball rolling on establishing a relationship.

                                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

                              • Allow populating bibliographic data from Japan's CiNii database

                                CiNii is a comprehensive free database compiled by the Japan's National Institute of Informatics. It contains bibliographic information on articles published in Japan's academic journals. The information may not be completely exhaustive but it is very very thorough. Each article has a unique number associated with it, called a NAID (NII Article ID). It would be wonderful if you would allow ORCID to draw information from the CiNii database and permit cross-referencing with these unique identifiers. In addition to saving time, it would be helpful especially because it is sometimes difficult to link all articles published by a single individual…

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

                                  Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as CiNii is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

                                  Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                                  Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with?

                                  Thanks,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

                                • Correct publication entries

                                  Of the 4 papers that you were able to find, one of them has the author and conference editors conflated into the author entry. There needs to be a way to correct this sort of data error.

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

                                    Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with repositories and streamlining the import process is important.

                                    Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. ORCID has been working with the CrossRef team for several months.

                                    CrossRef just released a new API that will support a finer-grained search. We are working with CrossRef to improve the ORCID search interface and expect to have this in place in the next few months.

                                    In addition to improving the search and import processes, ORCID also has in place processes and policies for managing data errors. These are detailed in our Privacy Policy, available here: http://about.orcid.org/privacy-policy. Please contact me if you have questions about the policy.

                                    Stay tuned!

                                    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

                                    I just wanted to add a quick…

                                  • allow easy import of publication details and URLs from institutional repositories

                                    It would be quicker and easier for researchers to import works details from standard IR platforms such as Eprints eg. my own, at http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/author/Webster=3APeter=3A=3A.html

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

                                      Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with IR platforms and research works import methods is important.

                                      One of the questions we have is, with the number of different IR platforms, how to prioritize what is worked on first. Is there one or a few standards we can focus on supporting?

                                      Second, even with priorities identified, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started:

                                      • a short specification describing the system or method and how ORCID should interact with it,
                                      • a lead organization and contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                                      Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with?

                                      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

                                    • To connect to Bibsonomy and Mendeley

                                      Allow Imports from Bibsonomy and Mendeley to fill the publication list

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

                                        Dear Sascha,

                                        Thanks for your comment!

                                        One of our goals in 2013 is to streamline the ORCID iD integration process to make it faster and easier to allow researchers to link between ORCID and repositories. In most cases these integrations cannot be done unilaterally, and require some level of cooperation with the repository. We will continue to work with the community to identify contacts in organizations with whom we can work to carry out these integrations. Stay tuned!

                                        -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

                                      • Better author search capabilities - based on name not hard to remember ORCID ID

                                        Am seeing occasional ORCID ID field (e.g. at NPG review submission pages) but a lookup directory based on last name would greatly assist in scanning for the right person. Perhaps include 2or more fields - e.g. surname, location, field?

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

                                          How our partners look up ORCID iDs depends on their local systems. ORCID has an API that we encourage our members to use for this purposed. With the API, instead of having a researcher enter their iD directly, the researcher is directed to log into the ORCID site and once logged is returned to the member’s site with their iD. While we would like everyone to use this authentication system to gather iDs, it is up to the member to implement it

                                        • add "University of Maryland, College Park" to the list of institutions

                                          There are a number of University of Maryland campuses in your list, including "University of Maryland, University College" in Adelphi, Maryland. But the main campus (in College Park, Maryland) is missing from your list.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            The list of organizations under the Education and Employment section of ORCID records, is not maintained by ORCID, but instead is a list provided by Ringgold, an organization that specializes in identifiers for organizations. For more information see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/276884

                                            If an organization is missing from the data you can contact Ringgold directly to correct it, and it will be updated in the ORCID Registry once we receive an updated file from them. The best way to report errors is by filling in the Search Feedback form found in the top menu bar at www.openidentify.com.

                                            However, I do see “University of Maryland at College Park” listed as an organization, which I think is what you are looking for. The order of organizations in the list is determined by their popularity so if what you are looking for is not on the initial list try typing in the full…

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