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  1. orcid badge for website

    code for sharing the orcid profile via a web badge

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

      Just to give an update on this project:

      We have a demo of the ORCID badge widget that you can test by going to https://orcid.org/my-orcid?widget and clicking on the link to “Share your ORCID iD on other sites.”

      Some of the feedback that we’ve received thus far is that it is quite large, and that it does not coincide with current iD display guidelines.

      We expect to return to this project after we have finished deployment of the 2.0 API and have released the updated display guidelines in 2017.

      If you have any feedback on this feature please let us know either here or at support@orcid.org

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Team

    • Include user's name in title bar of ORCID record

      The ORCID record has a title tag of "ORCID", which means if you bookmark the page (e.g. to delicious) that is the title of the bookmark. I suggest the title includes the author's name in addition to "ORCID"

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

        Thanks again for this suggestion. Public ORCID pages now include the user’s name in the title.

        Best,
        - Catalina
        ORCID Support

        That’s a very good suggestion (and I’m glad to hear someone else is still loving delicious!) We’re embarrassed about the html metadata included on ORCID pages and it’s on our list to fix. Thanks for the reminder that we need to get on it.

      • Add a feature to associate Twitter, GitHub, and other handles with your ORCID record

        Let people associate their twitter handles with their ORCID records, also their GitHub account names, their Stack Overflow handles, their G+ accounts... all the places they may make scholarly contributions. Allow this information to be Public and avail through API.

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

          Added 2017.08.09: To update, DataCite has been testing a feature to post Github usernames that have been authenticated in Datacite to the Other ID section of your ORCID record. An example can be seen at https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1419-2405

          For more information, see: https://blog.datacite.org/we-were-out-in-force/


          Thanks for the suggestion. Researchers can add links to any website associated with them, including Twitter, Google+, GitHub and others, by providing a link in the Websites are of Personal Information. This information can be made public and, if public, is available to the API.

          We’ve created a brief tutorial on adding websites to further explain this process, it’s at https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/148142 . Please let us know if you have any further questions.

        • Add arXiv links

          In physics (as well as other fields), it is common for publications to be distributed via the arXiv (http://arxiv.org/). This is entirely open access, and so is a wonderful resource. It would be great if academic publications could be linked to the arXiv versions. This is not only so that the authors can associated with their work, but also so that anyone reading the ORCID profile can find links to the publications that they can read without journal subscriptions. The NASA ADS (http://adswww.harvard.edu/) and Google Scholar already do a good job of pairing publications with their…

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

            It is now possible to associate arXiv identifiers to your works on your ORCID record, which automatically generates a link on arxiv.org. This means that you can enter, e.g., 1234.56789, and our system will automatically link it to http://arxiv.org/abs/1234.56789

            This also means that systems which connect data to ORCID records can include arxiv identifiers and links to publications when they add works to your ORCID record.

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Team

          • Improve CrossRef/DOI search & work entry

            There have been several ideas around the connection between the ORCID Registry and the search functions with the CrossRef database to import DOIs. This idea will serve to combine all of these ideas, and to allow us to report back to you together on our progress. Included in this idea:

            * Enable more flexibility in the search & add functionality for works that have DOIs (i.e. come from the CrossRef database)

            * Remove (or otherwise indicate) works that already have been imported with these DOIs to prevent duplicate entries.

            * Allow for multiple works with DOIs to be imported in…

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

              We’ve marking this iDea as complete as the CrossRef Metadata Search at http://search.crossref.org/ addresses most of these suggestions. The CrossRef Metadata Search allows users to easily search for works on a variety of criteria including DOI, and import it into their ORCID record. Works already added via the search are listed as already being in your ORCID record.

              For the suggestion of adding multiple works in one step see the iDea at http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3265823-allow-a-list-of-valid-ids-dois-pmids-to-be-past

              For any commenters who have had issues adding works from the CrossRef Metadata Search, please let us know the DOIs of the articles that failed to import and we can follow up with CrossRef to resolve the problem.

              Best,
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • Pubmed ID (PMID) should be directly used to link ones papers

              to link with ones papers there should be link of PMID to link and automatically the information should be linked to ones account.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID registry.

                There is an active integration with Europe PMC, which includes the ability to search by PMID and export the work directly to your ORCID record.

                You can access this directly from your ORCID record under the Works section:

                1. Sign into your personal record at https://orcid.org/my-orcid
                2. Go to the works section and click Add works, then Search & Link and choose Europe PubMed Central
                3. Grant Europe PMC permission to add activities to your ORCID record, and proceed to search and add works

                You can read more about how their system works at https://europepmc.org/Help

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Account Settings: Trusted organizations should only be listed once

                  In the account settings trusted organizations section looks more or less like an activity log. If e.g. you grant access to a service like CrossRef a couple of times it becomes rather confusing to get an overview of all services you trusted. "Cleaning up" by deleting is suboptimal, because it revokes access to the service completely.

                  It could be less confusing to list the trusted organizations only once and maybe add an extra activity log.

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

                    Thank you again for your suggestion.

                    This feature is now live — https://trello.com/c/oASaLoIs/398

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                    Hello,

                    Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID registry.

                    We are presently working on addressing this issue. You can follow our progress on our Trello board at: https://trello.com/c/oASaLoIs/2801

                    We’ll update you when the change goes live.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                  • Resume or CV

                    ORCID is great as it is an online CV/resume. But it would be great if this record gets printed out automatically as a CV/resume with different formats available. Or an additional app which does this would also be great with editing features available.

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                      5 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update the accepted and in-press papers

                      The newest article should be updated on time. ORCID can not update the accepted or in-pressed (online) article. No "2014 year" item can be selected in the "add work manually".

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                        2 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add rel="me" to links to users' websites.

                        Allows "round trip" verification with a link to the ORCID profile from the user's website, also using rel="me". See http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-me

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

                          Thanks again for this suggestion. We’ve now completed it and you’ll now see this feature on the ORCID Registry.

                          Best,
                          Catalina
                          ORCID Support
                          - -

                          We like this idea, but we not sure where it can fit into our development plan. Right now we are focused on major functionality and fixing bugs. As we complete more of our basic goals we will be looking at new features and can examine rel=“me” and how that would work with the ORCID Registry.

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                            3 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ORCID iD icons in vector format

                            On [1], the ORCID icons are given in PNG and GIF formats. This does not allow for seamless scaling of the icons when needed in different sizes.
                            Please provide an ORCID icon in a scalable vector format, e.g., SVG.

                            [1] https://orcid.org/trademark-and-id-display-guidelines

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

                              Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We now have updated the ORCID trademark and iD display guidelines to include the ORCID iD in the following format:

                              • gif (multiple sizes)
                              • png (multiple sizes)
                              • vector (svg)

                              We also have included a reference to the ORCID iD being available in the Academicons font.

                              If you would like the ORCID iD icon in another format, or would like to share the iD icon with the community in another format on the icon resources page, let us know at support@orcid.org — and thanks!

                              Warm regards,
                              ORCID Community Team

                            • Prevent mechanical creation of ORCIDs

                              Add reCAPTcha or something to prevent automated generation of fake ids

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

                                Hi, from the start the registration page has prevented mechanical creation of ORCID iDs. Rather than reCAPTCHA, we are using a honeypot method.

                                For more information about this and other ORCID Security features, please see our knowledge base article, “How do you keep the ORCID Registry secure?” which can be found at: http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/136222

                                Thanks for your comment. Best, Laura

                              • Encourage users to link ORCID iDs to the institution's system

                                When a user adds an affiliation for an institutional partner (which can be determined through a mapping between ringgold IDs and institutional client ORCIDs), a user should be encouraged to visit their institution's website to grant access to their account to their institution (and so inform the institution of their ORCID).

                                This would require institutional partners to provide a URL to be shown to the user for this purpose.

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

                                  Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                  We’ve just announced the pilot of a feature that can provide something like this: Institutional Connect. The pilot will test a workflow for researchers using institutional sign-in, enabling them to simultaneously grant permission to their institution to update their ORCID record, including asserting the user’s affiliation with the university. This creates a trusted connection between the individual’s ORCID iD and the member’s name and organization ID, with the source of this connection clearly stated as the institution.

                                  For more on this see:
                                  ORCID – Connecting Researchers and Institutions: https://orcid.org/blog/2017/06/06/orcid-connecting-researchers-and-institutions

                                  Join the institutional connect pilot: https://members.orcid.org/api/integrate/institutional-connect 

                                  Slides from our Institutional Sign-in and Institutional Connect webinar: https://doi.org/10.23640/07243.5132725

                                  Warm regards,
                                  ORCID Community Team

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

                                    The biography in your ORCID profile should always be public, it’s one of the few fields you can’t set to Limited or Private. If the biography in your profile is not appearing in the public view of your record, please write back with your email and ORCID and I will look into it further, as it should be showing up.

                                  • Why can't we import our Google Scholar and Microsoft academic research IDs?

                                    I'm a bit dissapointed with the ORCID. I thought that ORCID will allow me to cross-link all my other author ID's, yet it only links to SCOPUS (hence it is just another ID I have :( I thought it would be something like the OpenID for web-usernames or maybe I have missed something?

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

                                      wanted to make sure that you knew about the over 100 systems that provide import capabilities to ORCID Records. Also, for Google Scholar import, please see our recent announcement of BibTeX import: http://orcid.org/blog/2014/10/30/new-functionality-friday-bibtex-goodness


                                      Previous answers. Thanks for the suggestion, we like this idea and want to include it as a candidate for our upcoming ORCID Hackathon.

                                      We’re planning the hackathon for early 2013- you can read more about it at http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3385323-orcid-hackathon and if you vote or comment on the idea you will receive notifications about the event. I’ve also added this idea to the Hackathon category, so you can have your votes back.

                                    • Search by works metadata

                                      There's a number of pieces of information in works metadata: author, journal, year, volume, issue, title, possibly DOI, etc.

                                      It would be great to be able to search on these pieces of information.

                                      I had someone contact me that wanted to use the R ORCID client I maintain to search for works for only 2015 for all researchers at a specific university.

                                      As far as I know this can't be done with the API, correct?

                                      I tried to answer his question with the R client after pulling down works, parsing the bibtex citation, etc. - see here https://gist.github.com/sckott/41a400341180e967d5405642537b7c1e

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

                                        Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

                                        We have an update (March 2017) that the current version of the API search in 2.0 includes searching works by identifiers and title: https://members.orcid.org/api/tutorial/search-orcid-registry

                                        (All identifiers can be used. The current list is at https://pub.orcid.org/v2.0/identifiers/ )

                                        We’ve also added suggestions for increasing the searchable works metadata to things to consider for future development. These would generally be understood to be the supported fields supported in ORCID (see our Works XSD: https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source/blob/master/orcid-model/src/main/resources/record_2.0/work-2.0.xsd ).

                                        Note that author would generally not be one considered as we do not have an author field. We do support the addition of contributors, but do not have clear guidance on the at present— we expect this to come out of our discussions related to Project credit, etc. — see our User/Member Interface Improvements goal for 2017: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Team

                                      • Orcid records date of first assertion of an association with an orga

                                        At the moment it can be difficult to add start dates to institutional affiliations but if we can record/ retrieve the date that an authenticated affiliation was first asserted we can make inferences about membership and possibly movement

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

                                          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                          This is something that you can do now! When you click “Show Details” on any item added to the ORCID record (save: names, bibliography), you’ll receive: a) the source of that data, and b) the date it was added. When you query the item using the ORCID API, you’ll see: u
                                          Date created,
                                          Date modified,
                                          Data source

                                          For more information, see: https://orcid.org/blog/2016/07/20/announcing-your-new-improved-orcid-record

                                          Warm regards,
                                          ORCID Community Team

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