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  1. Improve grouping / deduplication of publications

    When updating an ORCID record from various literature sources like Scopus, CrossRef, own entries, Pure, it happens easily that duplicates are not automatically being detected and hidden in the public view. Instead, you have to manually go through the list and hide duplicates. Only, if records contain the same doi the deduplication works.
    Could this please be improved? Please try to establish a robust deduplication algorithm.

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

      Hello,

      Thanks for your iDea to improve the ORCID registry.

      The way the ORCID interface works is that publications which have the same identifier (e.g. PMID, DOI) with the same “self” relationship are grouped together into one item. This way a publication isn’t listed multiple times if you added it from multiple sources, such as importing a publication from Scopus and ResearcherID. It looks like the problem on your record is that some of the items from ResearcherID were provided without an identifier.

      If the identifiers are the same on two works which are not grouping, then the likely cause is due to the identifiers not sharing the same case (e.g. DOI: 10.0281/1234A.03 and DOI: 10.0281/1234a.03 ). Currently the ORCID Registry processes all identifiers as being case sensitive. This is a known issue — some identifiers are case sensitive, whilst others, such as DOIs, are not.

    • Group DOIs with case insensitive comparison to resolve works duplication

      I think that when comparing the DOIs of works to decide what to group, you aren't parsing them to be case insensitive using ASCII case folding for comparison of text.
      https://www.doi.org/doi_handbook/2_Numbering.html#2.4
      The doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001730.pub3 is equivalent to doi:10.1002/14651858.cd001730.pub3
      but Scopus and CrossRef are using these two different presentations, which then list as separate works in ORCID.
      Although in this this case I can create a manual entry with the Scopus ID and the DOI as listed by CrossRef, I shouldn't have to and the Scopus presentation of the DOI is the one preferred by the publisher.

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

        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

        Currently the ORCID Registry processes all identifiers as being case sensitive. This is a known issue — some identifiers are case sensitive, whilst others are not.

        Our team recognize this issue and will be addressing it by cataloguing our identifiers, their case sensitivity, and other validity issues, then putting these into effect and potentially sharing some of the data in the identifiers API (https://pub.orcid.org/v2.0/identifiers/ ).

        We currently have looking into the identifiers scheduled to commence April 2017 and shall update you when we are further into the project.

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • More information about why a researcher should sign up for an ORCID

        ORCID is a great system - and, as a publisher, I love it when researchers use it - but there is little/no material on the website (eg in 'for researchers' section, or in FAQ) as to why authors would be motivated to sign up... we have had comments like 'oh, it's just another academia.edu' and 'oh, it's just another research gate' when we have tried to explain... there needs to be some information we can hand to them about why this would help them further their career, or get credit for their work, or make connections, or (most importantly) help…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your suggestion for improving the ORCID Registry and related websites.

          We’ve some further information on communicating ORCID to researches (see: http://www.slideshare.net/ORCIDSlides/overview-of-orcid-for-researchers and http://www.slideshare.net/ORCIDSlides/spreading-the-orcid-word-orcid-communications-webinar-june-2016), but improving resources on our main site is also on our to do list.

          It’s also one of the topics for our upcoming videos in our How To? ORCID video series, see:
          https://orcid.uservoice.com/admin/forums/390876/suggestions/15531693

          We’ll update this thread accordingly as we make further updates to ORCID for researches.

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

        • 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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                  16 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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                  • Use https by default

                    Use https by default (i.e. if the user enters a URL without a protocol such as [1]) do not redirect https URLs such as [2] to http pages. For background, please see [3]-[6]

                    [1] orcid.org/0000-0001-5882-6823

                    [2] https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5882-6823

                    [3] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/web-https

                    [4] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28687513

                    [5] http://engineering.linkedin.com/https/default-https

                    [6] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/08/28/https-default-logged-in-users-wikimedia-sites/

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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 have some progress to report on this.

                      We now have https as the default for the API and ORCID websites, and are working to include only https links across all sites and automated emails.

                      We’ve also suggested that the https version of ORCID iDs be the encouraged display format in our iD display guidelines — see more at https://orcid.org/blog/2017/02/16/draft-display-guidelines-ids-articles-open-comment

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

                    • use ISO 8601 on the home page

                      http://orcid.org/ it says

                      12/08/2014

                      could be 12 August or December 8

                      use non-ambiguous ISO 8601 format instead. Also avoids bias towards US or European format.

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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        To update on this iDea: We’ve started development to use ISO 8601 on the orcid.org pages (https://trello.com/c/rRK3Nx5N/3587 ). Let us know if you find other pages on orcid.org which are not using ISO 8601.

                        We’re reopening this request as we’ve been notified that there are some dates which are not ISO 8601 complaint. We are looking to address this issue.

                        We’ve thus far found two:
                        https://orcid.org (news list, right column)
                        https://orcid.org/statistics

                        If you see any others on orcid.org or members.orcid.org, please let us know.

                        (n.b. support.orcid.org is hosted on a third-party service, so we need to investigate whether they can enable ISO-8601 on the forum section of the site.)

                        Warm regards,
                        ORCID Community Team

                      • 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 working on the process to request piecemeal access to scopes.

                            In the meantime, to address a question raised in comments about email access:

                            The majority of email addresses on ORCID records are set to private, meaning that even obtaining /read-limited access would not allow the client to read email addresses on an ORCID record.

                            We are currently working on a process to allow clients to request read access to email addresses, even if they are set to private on the ORCID record. The researcher will be able to uncheck this box to deny the client permission to read their email address, whilst allowing other permissions.

                            You can follow our developmental progress on this at our Current Development Trello:
                            https://trello.com/c/W9rPpV4v/2501

                            As always, let us know your feedback here or at support@orcid.org

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Team

                          • 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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