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  1. 2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ORCiD implement two-factor authentication

      For added security, you could consider implementing two-factor authentication.

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

        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

        Offering two-factor authentication is a feature that we are considering for the coming year. Follow our process at: https://trello.com/c/Qep41Vg5/13

        In the meantime, if you would to use two-factor authentication to sign in, we would suggest linking a support social or institutional account which offers two-factor authentication. You can read more about alternative sign in options at:

        http://orcid.org/blog/2016/05/21/what-was-my-password-again
        http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/892920-different-ways-to-sign-into-orcid

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • Console to manage API credentials

        Managing API credentials, redirect URIs etc is cumbersome work for both ORCid Support in making changes and integrators and software developers requesting for changes. Google-style console to manage API credentials and properties associated to them would ease workflows for both parties.

        https://console.developers.google.com/apis/

        Sure, Google has a lot of functionalities added, but a simple list of API IDs for each consortium member and management interface to update API redirect URIs would be a good start.

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

          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We’re glad to hear that this is something that you’d like to see, as it’s something that we’d like to see too!

          Currently individual ORCID record holders can manage their ORCID Public API credentials by clicking Development Tools on the registry navigation (direct link: https://orcid.org/developer-tools).

          We have as goal to allow members to do the same on with the Member API credentials. You can keep a track of progress on this by following our public Trello boards: https://trello.com/orcid2

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

        • Change the text displayed for Private or Limited Access profiles

          I'm helping a researcher set up his ORCID record. He has chosen the Limited Access privacy option.

          The text that displays in his public profile is:
          "No information added yet."

          My suggestion is to change this wording to reflect the privacy settings selected by the profile owner. In this case, the information is added but is not publicly viewable. It would be more helpful to have a message such as:
          "This profile is private." OR
          "This is a Limited Access profile."

          Thanks for considering this suggestion.

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            0 comments  ·  Managing Privacy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Initialized given names in search index & also exposed in API

            A data source I am using to discover potential ORCID ids may/may not have initials as given-names. If your Lucene index had an EdgeNGram on given-names, to help accommodate incoming queries that contain abbreviated given-names, this would be immensely useful.

            Alternatively, an additional, computed field like "given-name-initials" with EdgeNGram would be equally useful and would not change the behaviour of your existing Solr field, "given-names". A relatively simple regex-based method from https://github.com/berkmancenter/namae/blob/master/lib/namae/name.rb#L178 might prove useful.

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              1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi,

              Thanks for the suggestion. After discussing this with our development team this looks like something we can do using your initial suggestion of using EdgeNGram on the given-names field.

              I’ve added this to our list of projects to get to this year. But our developers are working on a number of other major improvements to the ORCID Registry, so I don’t have an exact timeline as when we’ll get to this.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • Allow authors to list related work (e.g. a dataset or supplementary material) under a publication in a related works or tabbed section.

              At the moment every work shows up the same. It would be great if you could link subsidiary or related works under a publication, for example, a link to the Dryad or Figshare source for the underlying data or to a preprint repository for an author manuscript.

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                This is a great suggestion and one that’s in our long term plan. In addition to linking works we want to be able to link funding items that may have support the works and create other connections between items on an ORCID record. While we won’t be able to add this soon as we have so much other functionality we’re working on, this is part of the plan for ORCID.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Allow a sole inventor listed on a patent to chose "inventor" rather than "co-inventor" or "other inventor" which are the only options listed

                Lots of inventions have a sole inventor. "other inventor" just sounds strange. "co-inventor" is just incorrect.

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

                  Just to give an update on this:
                  Presently one is unable to specify one’s contributorship on the ORCID record manually, although this still appears in our XSD.

                  We have revisiting contributor roles as one of our 2017 goals and hope to have an update on this and related issues within the year (see: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10 ).

                  Warm regards,
                  ORCID Community Team

                • Make the works editing page a full page, not a popup window, or autosave the manual works entry

                  Currently, the works editing page appears as a popup window with the left/right margins grayed out. But it is not clear. And if you click in either of these gray margins, the work you are currently editing disappears with all changes lost. Perhaps include a pop-up window (that appears when you click outside of the editing box) warning you you are about to lose all unsaved info? Or maybe autosave changes? Or perhaps make the editing page a whole page and not just a popup page.

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

                    Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the manual works entry form.

                    We recommend that you use the Search and Links wizards to add works in order to avoid any potential issues related to manual data entry and ensure that an identifier is linked to the work. Identifiers are used to group works on the ORCID record and are read by systems that connect with ORCID in order to get full metadata about the work.

                    We would like to improve the manual entry forms in our future cycles and are therefore marking this iDea as planned. We’ll update the iDea with more information as we begin development.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Team

                  • Capture Book Sections correctly

                    If I transfer a book section from ResearcherID to ORCID the former editors of the book become co-authors.

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

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                      This involves two items:
                      1. Contributor roles in the ORCID Registry; and
                      2. Transfer of data between ResearcherID and ORCID.

                      We have as a part of our 2017 goals addressing contributorship on the ORCID Registry as a part of implementing project CRedIT on ORCID records (see: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10 ). At that point, systems which connect to ORCID to send and receive data, including ResearcherID, will be able to benefit from a standard method of indicating — or reading indications of — a researcher’s role on the ORCID record.

                      We look forward to sharing more information on our progress in the near future.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

                    • Clarify if an ORCID represent an individual as a person or just as a researcher

                      It should be made clear (in the FAQ?) what an ORCID represent. It is currently unclear if it represents a person, or just that person while acting as a researcher.

                      My best guess is the second - so it would be somewhat wrong for me to use my ORCID when describing the creator of my family photos.

                      It is also currently somewhat unclear if an ORCID defines the same person under multiple names (I understand it does, but only because I added both my names for my ORCID)

                      The discussion at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2013Mar/0038.html highlights the need for clarity on such aspects…

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

                        An ORCID iD can be used with any works or activities you want, and it can represent whatever you think makes the sense to integrate with your own research. For many of our users that is just their professional works but it is up to each researcher to decide what to include their ORCID iD on.

                        We do agree that the FAQ could be increased to address issues like names more directly and will look into adding to it.

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

                          Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                          To update, contributors is a field that organizations posting funding information can add to funding items on the ORCID record. (See the XSD for fundings: https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source/blob/master/orcid-model/src/main/resources/record_2.0/funding-2.0.xsd )

                          In addition, contributorship is something that we hope to improve on the ORCID Registry in 2017 as a part of implementing Project CRediT: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10

                          We’ll update you as we get further into this project. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions or comments about contributors in fundings data.

                          Warm regards,
                          ORCID Community Team

                        • One keywords database

                          Let the users to choose the keywords / workfields from the list to avoid multiple entries like "Si" and "Silicon"

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

                            Thanks for the suggestion. We’re working on adding functionality that encourages common values in various free text entry fields in ORCID, such as keywords. Our working plan is to “seed” the list of possibilities with values that we may expect to be there. As a user types an answer, suggestions from this list are provided. When a user enters a value that isn’t part of the original list, it will become a part of the list when a certain number of people have entered the same value. These added entries then behave the same way as the seeded list does.

                            This way, there is an organically growing list of expected fields, and the user is more likely to choose from this list because the interface will autocomplete for the user, but the user is not confined to existing values.

                            We’re hoping to have this function available in six months…

                          • Link "Grant" entries with "Work" entries

                            This feature will ease the identification of the outcome from funded research, for the stakeholders.

                            49 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi,

                              Just letting you know that we’re moving this suggestion from Postposed to planned as it is something we want to start working on this year. We’re still in the early phases of figuring out the best way to link Works and Grants but we’ll keep you updated as we make progress on this feature.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • Login state should be consistent throughout the site

                              Once a user logs in, the "My ORCID Record" will correctly display options for logged-in users (such as "sign out" the sign out link).

                              From there, click on the ORCID logo will bring you to the about.orcid.org page, which looks as though you have to log in again. For instance, the "sign out" button is replaced by a "sign in" button. The user also loses the links to their "My ORCID Record" page.

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

                                Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

                                This occurs because there are actually two sites: The ORCID Registry (into which you sign in) and a static ORCID website.

                                We do want the sign-in state to stay consistent as you move throughout the ORCID site and are planning this as part of our interface upgrade. We’ll update this thread as we have further information.

                                Warm regards,
                                ORCID Community Team

                              • Search text should remain in the search box to facilitate revision and connect the user to the search results

                                The search string should remain in the search box so that it is easier for users to revise a search and to also help them make sense of the search results.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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