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  1. Add IPv6 support for the orcid.org domain

    Currently the website is only served and accessible over IPv4 and it would be great to have IPv6 supported for forward compatibility.

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

      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

      We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

    • develop more sophisticated workflows to reduce the chance of duplicate ORCIDs

      ORCiD should provide the domain names of all known email addresses during “Record Creation with API”, to reduce duplicate ORCiDs.

      for e.g:- I am “Tom Smith” working with AAF and creating a new record. Once I go through the registration process I would see
      ORCID iD Email First Name(s) Last name Institution
      0000-0001-0152-676x ****@qut.edu.au Tom Smith
      0000-0001-0182-8781 ****@latrobe.edu.au Tom Smith
      0000-0003-1552-634x ****@csiro.au Tom Smith
      This would at least allow me as a researcher to recognise the domains and decide if there is a record already belonging to me. As none of the domains are familiar to me, I would click…

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Review of work categories and types

        There have been several ideas related to the current work categories and types on the ORCID record and suggestions for addition and improvement. This thread will combine these ideas together, as well as serving as a place to discuss additional suggested categories or work types.

        By way of background: The current listing of work types (see https://members.orcid.org/api/supported-work-types) is sourced from the CASRAI Output Standards. We would now like to open a discussion about the best approach to adding future work categories and types with the ORCID Community, through our iDeasForum.

        Thank you for your suggestions to improve the ORCID…

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          under review  ·  41 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ORCiD inbox links to actual works, not entire list

          The Inbox currently shows which service has updated my Work section, and presents a link 'View on your record'. That link shows the entire list of works (for me, it basically goes to https://orcid.org/my-orcid). I often cannot find which work was added. It would be great if somehow that could be made transparent, ideally by opening up the relevant work(s) in a separate window/page.

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

            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            At present, the current stable version of the ORCID API, v1.2, does not make it possible to clearly state which items have been added or updated to the ORCID record via the ORCID API. (This is what such notifications are indicating.)

            The simplest method to determine what was added or updated at present is by checking the creation date (via more details view). The modification date can also be viewed via the ORCID public API.

            The API version currently in development, v2.0, supports the addition and updating of individual works items. It is possible that this could result in more informative notifications.

            We would appreciate hearing further suggestions on how the addition/update notifications can improve. What information do you expect to see in them?

          • ORCID account have a search facility for the works

            ORCID account should have a search facility for the works so that it could become easier for an account holder to navigate through the works and manage them.

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

              Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

              We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team

            • Sort entries in the education, employment and funding sections by end date instead of start date

              If there are two or more concurrent grants, for example, sorting by end date usually produces a more reasonable order.

              Consider the following situation:
              Grant 1: $500 000, 01/2014 - 12/2016
              Grant 2: $15 000, 12/2014-04/2015

              Those are now displayed in the order Grant 2, Grant 1 and will be displayed this way even in mid-2016, when no one cares about Grant 2 anymore. The same is true for the tab education, where e.g. a short stay at a foreign university always pops to the top.

              Sorting by end dates solves these issues, because the topmost entry is either the…

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

                Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                We’re looking into this issue and would like to raise a question for your consideration. What do you think should be done in instances of open end dates? For example, an employment may be on an open-ended contract — should this be understood to be active and therefore floated to the top of the list?

                Many thanks for your interest.

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • Third box for filling in author's names

                It would be a good idea to divide authors' names in three parts instead of two: for instance, Dutch authors often have insertions in their names: given name, insertion(s), last name. Insertions can be for instance "van", "de" or "van de", causing authors, as it is now, to be found under the V or D of the insertions instead of under the first letter of their last name. A solution could be a third or middle box, in which insertions can be filled in. That could also be used by people who want to use their middle name: alphabetizing for…

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                  We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

                  Warm regards,
                  ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                • Allow users to define default preferred source for works, e.g. Scopus, then CrossRef, then...

                  Users may use multiple sources to find all research outputs, e.g. Scopus, CrossRef, etc.. The metadata from these may vary and some may be more suitable for export to other systems, e.g. Elsevier's PURE.

                  It would be useful to allow users to set a default preferred source (or priority order) for the online sources they have set up. At present, the user can only change the preferred source, case by case, for each output.

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

                    Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We are considering this feature and will let you know if we decide to accept it for future development.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Team

                  • Allow persistent sign-in states

                    Apparently users are being logged out after 20 mins of inactivity, when closing the browser or when integrated systems force it, see Twitter discussion at https://twitter.com/ORCID_Org/status/865153183219187713

                    This makes ORCID extremely frustrating to use for many users, as one is basically forced to re-login each and every time one uses the website.

                    There should be an option for "staying logged in", as most other websites (Facebook, Twitter, gmail etc.) offer, which will not log you out unless specifically requested.

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

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                      We are considering this feature and will let you know if we decide to accept it for future development.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

                    • Offer JSON-LD representation

                      JSON-LD provides a nice combination of a simple syntax format while being linked data at the same time. Being able to get JSON-LD for an ORCID identifier would help both semantic web use cases as well as simpler one-off uses.

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                        0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide exact matching for the search API

                        In case completed issues do not get any attention from ORCID, I would like to draw attention to the "completed" issue http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3656307-the-search-api-uses-partial-matching-for-fielded-s

                        As explained in that thread, API searches should provide _exact_ matching for certain fields, like identifiers.

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                          1 comment  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Making "affiliation" more general

                          We are considering adding "affiliation" as a general term to describe the relationship between an organization and an individual and would welcome your feedback on this suggestion.

                          In the longer term this could be the top level of a hierarchy to describe an individual's relationship with an organization (affiliation = education, employment, membership (?), other?).

                          This would allow us to group all places together in the same way as "works" is already used as a single category.

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                            under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for RIS-formatted citations

                            The site currently has support for BibTeX and human-readable formatted citation formats. Add the ability to enter citations in RIS format.

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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. Starting the week of Nov 12, and continuing weekly through December the Registry Stability Working Group will meet to help us prioritize all the functions and bugs that have been submitted, at that time you might see the status of your idea change after the Working Group assigns it a priority. While we want to get to every suggestion, our limited staff time means that some features will have to wait until future development cycles. The full process of how an idea turns into an active part of the ORCID Registry is described in the article How are new features decided?

                              ORCID works with the involvement and support of the community, and we appreciate your taking the time to help make the Registry better. In the three weeks since our launch, we’ve received a lot of great suggestions for the…

                            • to disambiguate results, please show additional information in your search results

                              To help to disambiguate results, please show additional information in your search results. Country, organisation, a social network handle, a keyword, anything...

                              See examples of problematic search results here: https://twitter.com/researchwhisper/status/865362578326798336

                              "We provide this service to help people find information…" - currently, that is hard to do because I have to individually look at each record to see if it is the individual that I'm looking for.

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

                                Thanks for your suggestion. We’ll put it under review to our team.

                                Please note that we generally do not recommend searching to find researchers’ ORCID iDs. Rather, we recommend asking them to provide their ORCID iD.

                                For systems, this would be by requesting that researchers sign into ORCID to provide their ORCID iD via authentication.

                                For individuals, this would be by asking the researcher directly for their ORCID iD.

                                Warm regards,
                                The ORCID Team

                              • Allow users to grant organizations permissions granularly

                                Currently when an ORCID member organization requests permission to access an individual's ORCID record, the user can only authorize all permissions for the long term, for a single instance, or not at all. A user also has the ability to revoke granted permissions from their personal account settings.

                                It would be great if users could instead grant permissions granuarly, e.g. with checkboxes or sliders. Users could authorize the organization to read their ORCID iD and trusted party-visible data on their ORCID records, but not grant access to update their biographical or activities sections of their ORCID records.

                                In addition, it…

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

                                  Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We are going to put the idea under review by our team.

                                  Regarding granular permissions: It would be great if you could provide additional suggestions on how this might work, or examples of similar practice by other systems.

                                  Regarding panel to set defaults: This may be better for a new iDea. If this were implemented, it would likely be less granular than proposed as there are now only two permission scopes for an organization to add or edit data on ORCID records: /person/update (add/edit biographical details) and /activities/update (add/edit activities e.g. affiliations, funding, works, peer review). In addition, reading data on the ORCID record has record-wide permissions: /read-public or /read-limited.

                                  Warm regards,
                                  ORCID Community Team

                                • Including ORCID in metadata markup for web pages

                                  Hello;

                                  I have spent some time recently looking at adding metadata to my publication pages on my webpage that facilitate sharing on linkedin, google+, facebook, and twitter and that also provide extra information to google scholar and altmetrics.com. Altmetrics checks mendeley.com and mendeley.com lists my ORCID.

                                  Further integration could be useful in 2 ways:
                                  1) allowing for inclusion of ORCID for each author in markup for Google Scholar (google scholar supports Highwire Press markup of the form citiation_author, citation_title, etc.) -- an additional markup tag such as citation_ORCID (for example) could help to provide ORCID information to google scholar.
                                  2)…

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                                    0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Dear Daryl,

                                    Thank you for the suggestion.

                                    We’ll be looking into this and will update with more information as we come to a decision.

                                    Best regards,
                                    ORCID Community Team

                                  • search results pages should indicate which results have public data

                                    An earlier ticket [1] was, I believe, closed on a misunderstanding. We are not asking for any private data to be made pubic, but simply for search results pages to give an indication of which results include some public data; ideally with a summary, but otherwise with a tick or similar mark.

                                    [1] https://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/12433422-would-like-to-see-public-private-listed-on-search

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                                      1 comment  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                      We’re going to add this to our list of improvements to consider for the future and will update here accordingly.

                                      Warm regards,
                                      ORCID Community Team

                                    • Affiliation search - limit to current

                                      API search for Affiliation gives result set that includes records where affiliation matches records having a matching affiliation in the past (but current affiliation(s) is not a match).

                                      Enhancement request - ability to limit affiliation searches to records that match only most current affiliation(s) in researcher's ORCID record (i.e. exclude records where affiliation match was in the past / or is not current).

                                      As suggested from support, one possible way would be to hook into where Affiliation has no ending date or is null on ending date.

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

                                        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry’s API search.

                                        We’ll take this suggestion into consideration as we look into further improvements of our affiliations search feature and will update when we have further information.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Team

                                      • Implement W3C's "Proposal for the Improvement of the Semantics of ORCIDs"

                                        Phil Archer, of the W3C, has written a paper [1] recommending some simple changes to ORCID's linked data, to make it more easily usable and to add semantic richness.

                                        [1] http://www.w3.org/2015/03/orcid-semantics

                                        (Idea originally posted on 15.04.2015 and merged by mistake http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3426459-make-the-site-validate-correctly-with-w3c)

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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make organisations clickable

                                          Why can't I click on "Robert Gordon University" in a profile like http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0570-7086 to see, which researchers in a certain organisation are registered in ORCID? That would be really useful for discovery purposes.

                                          Please put links behind the organisation's names! URIs for each institution would be helpful here, I guess.

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

                                            Hi,

                                            Thanks for the suggestion. We’re currently working on a way to make affiliation information searchable. After that we can think about trying to link it, though it may be a large project as one institution often has different names, or user entered a sub-organization which has a different name. But we will look into this after more pressing functionality is complete.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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