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  1. There should be a section where you can list your CPD and professional training.

    There may already be one, but I cannot see it.

    Thanks,

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      2 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

      We agree completely! We are revamping our new affiliations section to be four subsections:

      • Education and Qualifications
      • Employment
      • Invited positions and Distinctions
      • Membership and Service

      We’re in the final days of testing the feature before taking it live in the ORCID user interface and in the first release candidate of API 3.0. We’ll update this thread when it goes live.

      Learn more about the new affiliations: https://orcid.org/blog/2018/03/01/expanding-affiliations-orcid-update

      Track our progress on our Current Development Trello board: https://trello.com/b/iuJwm8A6/orcid-current-development

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Team

    • 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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        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks to all who have supported and contributed to this iDea.

        Based on the community’s feedback, we have expanded the affiliations section of the ORCID record to four:
        1. Educations and Qualifications
        2. Employment
        3. Invited positions and Distinctions
        4. Membership and Service

        The new affiliations will soon be visible in the user interface, and organizations which are testing the first release candidate of API 3.0 will be able to try adding the new affiliation types. For more information, see: Expanding Affiliations in ORCID: An Update https://orcid.org/blog/2018/03/01/expanding-affiliations-orcid-update

        Keep watch on our Current Development Trello board / GitHub for our work on 3.0 RC1:
        https://trello.com/b/iuJwm8A6

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • Allow nature of contributions to be described

        Allow the nature of a contribution to be described, ie: allow an author to distinguish between papers on which s/he was an author, and papers where his/her involvement was more investigatory.

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          0 comments  ·  * Biographical Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Just to give an update on this: Reviewing the contributor roles in the ORCID Registry, and how or where researchers or organisations assert those roles, is a part of our goals in 2017. Watch this space for more information in the coming year.

          Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We have been collaborating with Mozilla Science Lab, BioMed Central (BMC), Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Wellcome Trust, and Digital Science, among others, to develop a prototype for assigning badges to individuals based on the contributor role vocabulary developed by Project CRediT in 2015. ORCID will be incorporating these contributor roles into our Registry. For each contribution (such as an article, dataset, or presentation) connected to and displayed on an ORCID record, the record holder will be able to select their role(s) they played from the Project CRediT list.

          Contributorship Open Badges is…

        • change an element of the form relating to manual additions

          If you want to add a book chapter, you want the title of the collection to appear immediately below your chapter title. This can be done by adding the title of the book to the 'Journal title' section of the manual addition page. Might you change this label to 'Journal or book title'?

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            Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            We have implemented the first phase of this improvement. Now when you choose a work type related to a non-journal publication, the field display title for “Journal title” will dynamically update to a relevant title, e.g. “Conference title”, “Book title”, and “Publisher”.

            There has been an additional call for the form to dynamically update based on the work category selected, e.g. choosing the category “Conference” would change the field display name of “Journal title” to “Conference title”. At present, one must first choose the category “Conference” and then one of the conference work types in order for the title to dynamically update.

            We’ll share more news as this feature is further developed. Thanks again for your suggestion and support.

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Team

          • Website navigation suggestions

            Some thoughts from using the website today.

            1. The search bar is fairly wide but has very little height and also has very little space above or below it. I found myself accidentally clicking on links in my bookmarks bar above the search box on more than one occasion when trying to search.

            2. The magnifying glass 'search' element did not intuitively look like a magnifying glass to me…because of the 'iD' text inside it. I initially thought this might be a shortcut to my ORCID profile page. Maybe just having text that says 'Search' or 'Go' would be less…

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              1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve search options and information displayed in results

              Please try to improve search options in 2 ways:

              1.- Aspect: show Search box in another location, shape and colours. It's not obvious that this grey line is the Search box.
              2.- More fields in Advanced Search: add affiliation and fields combined with Boolean operators

              Thanks.

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

                Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                Since you’ve first submitted this suggestion, we’ve improved the appearance of the search bar, and are now working on the affiliations search. You can follow progress on the Current Development Trello at:
                https://trello.com/c/7OywbDz8/3102

                We have also started working on adding an affiliation search field to the advanced search options: https://orcid.org/orcid-search/search You can find it on the advanced search page, however there is not yet a column which displays the affiliation listing in the search results.

                Finally, you can also use the basic search page (the default search option from the search bar) to create SOLR queries covering the same options as the public API. A Public API tutorial is available at:
                https://members.orcid.org/api/tutorial/search-orcid-registry

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • Redesining Website Menu

                I am very new to your service, just as I was going to read the "What is Orcid?" in the About Menu, I had a hard time to click on it, it is very evading as the mouse moves

                You can test it yourself, accessing the sub-menus is hard

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide authentication with OpenID Connect

                  Since plain oauth for accessing the API is primarily for authorization, it would be great to be able to use ORCID as an authentication provider with an open standard as OpenID Connect. Users could then easily log into other research platforms using their ORCID account.

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

                    We are glad to let you know that ORCID is adding support for OpenID and we would like your help testing it.

                    OpenID Connect is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It supplements existing OAuth authentication flows and provides information about users to clients in a well-described manner. ORCID provides the Basic OpenID Provider conformance profile: a new openid scope is available for our beta testers, which can be used as part of the existing authentication flow and will result in an OpenID token being returned with the access token. For further information, see: https://members.orcid.org/api/news/beta-testers-wanted-orcid-openid-connect

                    We encourage that all interested parties join the beta test to provide feedback. OpenID support is available for both member and public API clients. If you’re interested in helping test OpenID support, please contact support@orcid.org

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Team

                  • Oauth2 scope to allow ORCID/end-user to grant field level access to an API

                    Currently ORCID end-users must grant an API either all/none access to their data based on pre-existing security/privacy settings. Please allow the Oauth2 "scope" parameter to "request" access to specific data elements which the ORCID/end-user could then say yes/no to on a per-request (authorization) basis.

                    This is successfully done in the Facebook Oauth2 implementation:

                    https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/dialogs/oauth/

                    scope: A comma separated list of permission names which you would like people to grant your app. Only the permissions people have not already granted your app will be shown

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

                      Just to give an update on this:

                      We are still looking into allowing a user to grant access to only a select number of requested scopes on the OAuth form.

                      Current status:

                      API clients which are requesting access can request scopes in piecemeal, e.g. only granting access to obtain an ORCID iD and read public data, only granting access to read trusted party-level data, only granting access to add information to the activities section, or only granting access to add information to the biographical section.

                      Clients can also request access to all areas of the ORCID record at once, and then use refresh tokens (https://members.orcid.org/api/oauth/refresh-tokens ) to limit granted permissions. For example, if a user grants permission to read trusted party data and update the activities, then the API client can choose to limit those permissions to only read trusted party data.

                      As always, let us know your feedback…

                    • Improve delivery of the public data file

                      The public data file is currently published as an uncompressed tar file that contains two copies of the data: one in XML and one in JSON.

                      To save on bandwidth I suggest that you:

                      * Publish two separate files, one for each format. Users then only need to retrieve the data file they need, its very unlikely someone will want both formats.
                      * Compress the tar file using gzip

                      I'm not sure what your plans for updating the file, but I'd suggest that you keep some historical copies to allow some analysis, e.g. on growth of number of ORCIDs, etc.

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

                        Thanks for the suggestions. We are testing new methods of releasing the public data file and will take your suggestions into consideration.

                        At present, all annual public data files are being delivered via the ORCID Repository at Figshare.

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

                      • Correct apostrophied author names in Scopus import

                        My surname contains an apostrophe. After importing from SCOPUS, all of my papers have my surname as O\'Boyle.

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

                          We are still working on this issue. We’ve corrected it with Scopus so no more errors like this will be imported in the Registry and are now working on clean up existing records with this problem.

                          Sorry for our delay in responding to this bug. We are working to correct this error, but the developer we’ve worked with at Scopus has been on long term leave so we haven’t been able to resolve the issue as quickly as we had hoped. I will update you when this bug is fixed and I appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

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