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  1. 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

    • the separators for the ORCID be figure dashes

      A figure dash is the same width as a digit and makes numbers separated by dashes easier to read. A figure dash is ‒ in HTML. In practice most other people will use hyphens and search engines should match either.

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        0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A maven dependency would be created containing the new version 2 api classes for easier and faster implementation

        Now, in order to use the actual api in a java project, there are 2 possible routes.
        Or, the classes have to be created based on the xsd (which might introduce error prone code)
        Or, the classes are copied from pre-generated sources such as the ORCID-SOURCE github project?

        if there was a single concatenated maven dependency that contained these classes to use for the unmarshalling, the actual implementation would be a lot cleaner, would avoid possibilities for accidental breaking because of explicit class-changes and A LOT faster.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID API

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

          Warm regards,
          The ORCID Team

        • 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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            21 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?

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

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                1 comment  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I would like an easy way to copy/paste my ORCID iD (including the ORCID logo) to include in my email signature.

                I would like an easy way to copy/paste my ORCID iD (including the ORCID logo) to include in my email signature or other places I might like to promote my ORCID iD.

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

                  Hello,

                  Thank you for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry.

                  Could you suggest some layouts that you would expect to see as an email signature? And by ‘ORCID logo’, might you refer to the ORCID iD icon? (Green circle with the white iD)

                  Thank you.

                  Warm regards,

                  ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                • A 'report this' button is implemented to prevent spamming the registry

                  I searched the ORCID registry for "school" and lots of spam 'profiles' for driving schools, yoga schools, etc came up in the search results. For example:

                  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7582-2402
                  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9587-8075
                  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6240-8560

                  ORCID has a process that runs each week aiming to identify potential suspect records, but it is dependent on keywords. I propose that ORCID implement a 'report this' button and we can crowdsource getting rid of these spam profiles?

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

                    Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                    We shall put this as a feature under review. Let us know if you have any suggestions for how this may appear on the ORCID record.

                    For now, please continue to report any suspect records to support@orcid.org, as well as any suggested keywords to add to our regular spam search.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                  • Books with ISBNs should merge, regardless of hyphens or 10/13 digits

                    Books with the work identifier ISBN do not merge, if ISBNs are formally different. Formally different could mean hyphens or not, and 10 digits or 13.

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

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the Registry.

                      This is a great suggestion and we’ve included it for consideration in the near future. We’ll update this thread once we have further details.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                    • Add a preprint field to direct to openly available versions of a work

                      Please consider adding a new field for a preprint identifier or link that could be added to existing works. This would allow someone visiting a profile to find an openly accessible version of a work (e.g., journal or conference paper).

                      In many fields, "green open access" is more practical than "gold open access" due to a lack of recognized OA journals. Thus, many authors wanting to make a paper available will submit it to a preprint server (such as arXiv, figshare, or Zenodo) in addition to publishing in a traditional (closed) journal.

                      Currently, there doesn't seem to be an obvious…

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                        0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  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.

                        That said, do note that it is currently possible to import a work that is available from Figshare and Zenodo to the ORCID record via Datacite (see e.g. this document shared by ImpactStory http://goo.gl/Fjn8x ). : )

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                      • Mark up lists correctly

                        Please use list markup for lists of names, websites, other IDs, or keywords. This is not only semantically correct, per HTML specifications, but also improves accessibility for people using assistive software to access web pages.

                        Names would be best shown with each starting a new line (the present method can lead to confusion), but it is possible to style lists of keywords so that they are presented horizontally, with a visual separator such as a mid-dot. For websites and other DS, it is possible to style lists as at present, without bullets.

                        I'm happy to advise further if required.

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                          1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                          This iDea is currently marked for consideration by our team. We’ll let you know as it further progresses. Many thanks!

                          Warm regards,

                          ORCID Community Team

                        • Improve search, regarding double letters

                          One of the commonest spellings of names which contain double letters, such as my surname, Mabbett, is to omit one if the letters.

                          Search for neither "Andy Mabbet" nor "Andy Mabett" finds my ORCID record.

                          The search algorithm should handle such cases.

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

                            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID registry.

                            We have submitted this iDea — improving fuzzier searches — for consideration in our next round of projects and will update you when we have further information on it going forward.

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                          • Reflecting the items seen in "Also known as" and "Keywords" as separate lines

                            In the current status, the items seen in "Also known as" and "Keywords" reflect to the public view in a wrapped style as the following:

                            Name Middle Surname, Name,
                            M. Surname, N. M. Surname

                            I do recommend you to add an option to make each items as separate lines as the following:

                            Name Middle Surname,
                            Name, M. Surname,
                            N. M. Surname

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

                              Thanks for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry user interface. This is a great suggestion and we’ll put it under interface improvements to be considered in the near future.

                              We’ll update this thread with further information when we have made a decision on this feature.

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                            • Create a visual flow sheet for ORCID and what sites/account it connects to

                              When I started research I signed up for an annoying number of aggregating/indexing sites, most of which connect to ORCID (researcherID, Scopus, uberwizard). But some of which don't, or have limited functionality with ORCID (NCBI, Google Scholar) or are considered social networking sites for adults (LinkedIN and ResearchGate). I couldn't keep them all straight, so I created a flow sheet for their interconnectedness. I would love to see an official flow sheet from you guys, even including sites that you DON'T currently connect to so that people don't spend 30 minutes trying to figure out how to link the two.…

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                This is a great idea that we would like to get to, but which would require a bit of work with a good design team to tackle.

                                We’re going to mark it as under review as we look into potential solutions.

                                In the meantime, it would be great if those interest could offer suggestions of what you would expect to see in such chart.

                                For example, what types of systems should be displayed? There are those systems which are evidently connected to ORCID from the Search & Link wizards on the Registry user interface, and there are other systems. There are other systems which are open to the public and allow users to connect their ORCID iDs, but which do not first start from the ORCID Registry. There are also closed systems — such as institutional systems or manuscript submission…

                              • Allow re-ordering of sections of ORCID record

                                At the moment my ORCID record is ordered with 'Education' at the top, followed by things like employment, funding and 'works'.

                                I would like to have my publications ('works') at the top of my profile instead of at the bottom, but there doesn't seem to be a way that I can change the order of the boxes.

                                I could set all the other boxes to 'private' so that only my publications show up, but I don't want to simply hide all the other information.

                                It would be excellent if you could allow users to move the 'blocks' of information in…

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                                  3 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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 →
                                  • Present HANDLE as links in the user interface

                                    Currently work identifiers, like DOIs, arXivIDs, PubMed IDs and PMC IDs, are all treated as links in the user interface, but handles are not linked. This means that we feel it necessary to upload the handle both as a work identifier and as a URL, which is unnecessary duplication of information. Can you please have the Handle work identifier presented as a link?

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                                      0 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

                                    • Show the list of works split in several screens/pages

                                      I have 906 works and counting, and it is somewhat taxing on my computer (and probably your server) memory to have them all in a single screen. Would be nice to split it in several screens or pages.

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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 have included this idea on our list to consider in the near future. We shall update this thread once a decision has been made, or when we have started on the project.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                      • Process existing works with DOIs when co-authors later get ORCID

                                        I noticed that API responses have "contributor-orcid" for works. There are examples where co-authors have independently added the same works after having created their ORCIDs. This is enough information to process and unambiguously populate "contributor-orcid". Doing so would make for a richer interface on orcid.org (ie navigate co-authors) as well as potentially fewer hits on your API.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                          This is falling into a larger conversation that we need to have with the community about the “contributor” role in items in the ORCID Registry. We are currently marking this as “under review” as we gather your suggestions on how this should proceed.

                                          It would be helpful to obtain ideas from the community on how this might work. Some starting questions:
                                          When should a organisation updating an ORCID record with works data populate the contributor-orcid field? Only in the case when that contributor has previously authenticated their ORCID iD to the organisation?
                                          Should unauthenticated ORCID iDs be transferred in such field, should that iD be flagged and asked to claim the item?

                                          Warm regards,
                                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                        • Enable .dev and other new TLDs in redirect URIs

                                          We need to use domain.dev for development on local environment. Otherwise we have to add 127.0.0.1 domain.com to hosts file for development. But .dev domains could not pass the url validator for redirect URIs

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

                                            Thanks for your suggestion to improve ORCID.

                                            We’ve added this to the list of new features to be considered in the near future and shall update this thread accordingly when a decision is made.

                                            Warm regards,
                                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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