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      Thank you for your comment.

      ORCID is used by many systems in the research infrastructure, from research organizations, to organizations which fund research, to organizations which publish research.

      Researchers are at the heart of everything that scholarly and research publishers do. Accurate author and reviewer databases are vital in order to understand their activities, track their publications, attribute funding and resource use that has supported their research, perform accurate name-based searches, and find and manage reviewers.

      By uniquely and reliably enabling publishers to connect your authors and reviewers with their contributions, ORCID serves as an information hub. It allows authors and reviewers to more efficiently and effectively manage the dissemination of their research findings; maintain their personal profiles; connect funding, datasets, and research resource use to their submission; and get credit for the important work they’re doing.

      For more on how research-supporting organizations can use ORCID to benefit researchers and…

    • Accept all valid email addresses

      I am now working as a research consultant, where my email address is under the bead.glass domain. Your validation on new email addresses rejects this email address. Please update your validation logic to accept all valid email addresses. I see no reason to validate the Top Level Domain (TLD; e.g., .com, .edu, .glass) at all, as long as the domain contains valid characters, as TLDs are a moving target these days!

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        0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Structure of the ORCID Identifier" should be easy to find from the "About ORCID" page

        The "Structure of the ORCID Identifier" article is currently hard to find. Since the primary purpose of ORCID is issuing said identifier it would make sense to link to it from the "About ORCID" page. Possibly a whole "What we do" section for would also be nice.

        Thanks!

        Robert Peters
        Technology Director at ORCID.org

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

          We have added a link to the “Structure of the ORCID Identifier” page to https://orcid.org/about

          We will also continue to look at more opportunities to make better accessible information about ORCID iDs and the ORCID Registry in our pages about ORCID.

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Team

        • ORCID should integrate with other Journals to reach out to global research awareness

          Research contributions considered to contain relevant information that can enhance global development in all fields of study should be encouraged.

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

            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

            Many journals integrate with ORCID to identify researchers and their research, using their own platforms, or those already built to support ORCID: https://members.orcid.org/api/vendors/publisher-tools

            Publishers have also come together to commit to requiring ORCID iDs in their publication workflows, see:
            https://orcid.org/content/requiring-orcid-publication-workflows-open-letter

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Team

          • you must begin international seminars

            This idea will give an opportunity to meeting with each other.And you could collect more information regarding many intellectual s.

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            • Allow ORCID to record reviewer tasks

              As we are already using ORCID to track papers and other works published, why not include reviewer tasks. Depending on journal policy it can be blind or open what was revievew.

              This way we dont have to register at 3rd party sites like publon and others.

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                Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                ORCID launched our peer review functionality in 2015. Researchers reviewing for participating organizations provide their ORCID iD when accepting a peer review assignment and, upon completion, the organization posts an acknowledgement of their review activity to the reviewer’s ORCID record if the researcher has granted permission to do so. The review activity can be as general or specific as required, in order to support open or double blind peer reviews.

                As of September 2017, 10 organizations have implemented ORCID peer review and three — AGU, F1000, and Publons — have recognized review activities on 9,800 ORCID records. For more data related to peer review on ORCID, see:
                https://orcid.org/blog/2017/09/14/peer-review-orcid-update

                For more information on what goes into the peer review functionality on ORCID, see:
                https://orcid.org/blog/2016/09/22/recognizereview-orcid

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • You can better control whether same or similar records being imported from different sources overright or duplicate

                While the problem with duplicates seems to have been well covered in other peoples ideas, and we also want better systems in place to manage these, we also have evidence that some systems (ResearcherID in this case) will overwrite works that already appear in an ORCID record and that these works are actually NOT the same. At the least it would be good to be able to control if the import overwrites or duplicates in these instances.

                Posted on behalf of the University of Otago Subject Librarian team.

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

                  ORCID have a process built into the Registry that groups works, funding items, and peer review contributions. However this may be different from how other systems may perform them, as no items are deleted.

                  As you may imagine, much as we do not disambiguate researchers based on the name alone, we do not disambiguate works (or funding or peer review items) based on the name alone. Rather, grouping on the ORCID records functions is by grouping based on the persistent identifier (PID). I’ll use works as an explanation. When multiple works are added from different sources with the same identifier, they are grouped together on the ORCID record.

                  We see this as a good thing: Multiple versions mean multiple assertions of the same data, e.g. a work. This builds trust in the data belonging to that user.

                  An example can be seen on the record of our Executive…

                • Exporting citations

                  - It would be good to allow export of citations from the public view
                  - It would be good that the exported bibtex would be consistent in naming the author. One basic interest of orcid is disambiguation of authors' names. The entries coming from different sources are not homogeneous in formating names (sometimes leading to erroneous spellings). At least the author from the concerned Orcid page whould be formatted correctly. At least, the first name/last name split should work!

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                    Regarding exporting citations from the public view:
                    Presently one can create a print view only from a public ORCID record. Are you suggesting some other format?

                    Regarding the exported BibTeX:

                    Our BibTeX export tool exports the BibTeX already in your work’s metadata by default. If a third-party organization added a work to your ORCID record with a BibTeX citation that had different naming information, then the citation will include different information from our automatically-generated BibTeX.

                    For more on exported BibTeX, see: https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/1807552

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Team

                  • Hindi shall be one of the languages offered in ORCiD

                    Hindi in Devanagari script is a language that is understood by majority of World population. Many research activities based on Sanskrit can be linked up if Devanagari Hindi is included by ORCiD. It will increase the accessibility of research to common man and research community equally. The unicode fonts available in Devanagari make it easy to write, read, interpret Hindi easily.

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

                      Thanks for your suggestion.

                      ORCID is committed to supporting the international community by providing the ORCID Registry interface in several of the most common languages of our users. We work closely with members of the ORCID community to develop translations of ORCID content.

                      You can join our team of translators and reviewers to create a Hindi version of the ORCID Registry. Learn more here: https://orcid.org/blog/2017/10/26/localize-orcid

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

                    • Implement API for token revocation

                      At present, tokens can be issued using ORCID's OAuth API but they can't be revoked except by a user manually going to their Account settings on the main orcid.org website (https://orcid.org/account).

                      OAuth providers such as Google provide the ability for a token holder to revoke the token via an API. For example, see https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/OAuth2WebServer#tokenrevoke

                      One current suggested flow of an application simply deleting the token from its database is unsafe, as the token is still valid (for up to 20 years) and is at risk of being found/brute-forced and abused. The other suggested flow of instructing the user…

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                        0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Privacy badger + tracking

                        Visiting the public http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2016-4208 page Privacy Badger reports two possible issues: Apparently it decided that widget.uservoice.com is tracking me, and blocked it. That's of course an error, and I could enable it manually, but maybe this should be mentioned somewhere. It also reports that www.google-analytics.com is NOT tracking me, that's a false negative, I blocked google-analytics in /etc/hosts.

                        If that affects all visitors of public profiles you need a privacy policy for visitors and maybe a legal counsel familiar with EU privacy laws "years ago" (and again next year, so "now" could be an excellent time.)

                        An ordinary Chrome AdBlock…

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

                          Thanks for your message. Please refer to our knowledge base article Cookies and plugins https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/159728 :

                          ORCID’s websites use cookies. We use cookies to provide you a better user experience.

                          Cookies from our customer support tool, UserVoice, provide us information about the browser you’re using, or whether you have contacted us about a similar problem in the past. This helps us provide you with better customer service.

                          Cookies from the site analytics tool, Google Analytics, provide general and anonymized information about how users access and use the ORCID website. This includes the most commonly used browsers, which languages our users read, and which integrated sites are providing the most benefits to users. This information helps us to understand where improvements or new features are needed.

                          Some users prefer to disable cookies from some services. The orcid.org website supports tools to disable cookies, and does not require cookies from UserVoice or…

                        • Make signing in / signing out more robust

                          I am rather recent to ORCID, or rather, I am just starting to seriously working with it. Within one afternoon it happened twice that I could not sign in anymore.

                          The first time the welcome page with the signing in form would just stay there after I have filled my email address and password and clicked on the sign in button. I then found a tab in my web browser where I was still signed in and could continue to work.

                          The second time I ended up being signed in as Anonymous and did not get access to my data.…

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

                            Thanks for your suggestion. It sounds like you’re referring to your name and account on support.orcid.org — is that correct?

                            Please note that support.orcid.org and the ORCID iDeas Forum are hosted on the site of our service platform, UserVoice. The sign-in and user information will be different from what you use at https://orcid.org/signin to access your personal ORCID record.

                            We would love to integrate the two, and are looking into that as a possible requirement should we switch to a new service platform. In the meantime, you should be able to edit your personal information in your account settings (click the “settings” option).

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Team

                          • 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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                              2 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

                            • 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

                              • ORCID will solve the "Maiden Name-Married Name conflict"

                                Hello there,

                                The problem with taking your loved one's name, and "giving up" your previous publications concerns many people (especially woman, but not only).

                                It would be wonderful if using ORCID ID a person can change her/his publication name easily, and link all relevant manuscripts together.
                                The aim is to make sure that in a simple Google or Pubmed search other people could see all the work you have done regardless of your marital status...

                                Do you think this can be made possible?

                                Thanks!

                                Hila (Schwartz) Doron
                                MD.PhD trainee
                                Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University,
                                Tel Aviv,
                                Israel

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

                                  Thank you for your iDea.

                                  The goal of ORCID is to uniquely identify you, regardless of which name you are using at the time of your publication. When you connect your ORCID iD to a publication submission, funding application, peer review, etc., then your ORCID iD is embedded in that item’s metadata and will be a method of connecting your contribution so that it is based on your singular identifier, which would not change, rather than your name, which could change.

                                  In addition, you can specify multiple versions of your name, including a marital name, or your name in other scripts, on your ORCID record in order to disambiguate your identity. That way if someone reads your ORCID record, they will find multiple versions of your name, potentially including the version(s) used on your past publications or affiliations.

                                  Warm regards,
                                  ORCID Community Team

                                • Group DOIs with case insensitive comparison to resolve works duplication / not grouping

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

                                    Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                    We are pleased to share that we have added a normalization option in the Registry as a part of our API 3.0 work. This allows identifiers which are case insensitive, such as DOIs, to be processed as the same regardless of case on the ORCID record. Therefore, they are grouped as expected. You can find the card with the update on our current development Trello, or view your ORCID record for an example if this issue has affected you previously: https://trello.com/c/5p6QK7bS/4254

                                    Let us know if you find case sensitive identifiers which are not grouping on your record as expected.

                                    Warm regards,
                                    ORCID Community Team

                                  • 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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                                    • Fix typo in register page re notifications

                                      I see two issues on the registration page https://orcid.org/register , in the block about email frequency:

                                      1) The first sentence has a typo in "... like changes to your ORCID record and new and events." and perhaps could anyway be a little clearer about what might generate a notification.

                                      2) If most users leave the default weekly frequency setting then maybe you can ignore this second comment. However, when I see "Weekly summary" it sounds as if a user should expect weekly emails when, in practice, this is the maximum allowed with likely much less frequent notifications. Perhaps terms that…

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

                                        Thanks again for your suggestions to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                        We’ve now revised the language about notifications on the registration form as follows:

                                        > The ORCID registry provides notifications about things of interest, like updates to your ORCID record or being made a trusted individual, when they occur (learn more about notifications: https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/665437). How often would you like these notifications delivered to you via email?

                                        Let us know if you have any additional suggestions on improving the registration form or other sections of the Registry.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Team

                                      • Merging of preprint with published work when available?

                                        Like many others, I am increasingly submitting my work to preprint servers prior to publication. I think this is a great way of publicising your work and overcoming some of the delays associated with the traditional publication and peer review process. I also think it's really useful that ORCID allows the inclusion of such preprints (e.g. from BioRxiv) in the works section. However, once the work is published in a peer reviewed journal, the relevance of preprint changes - it is still useful, because it gives a doi link to a 'non-paywalled' copy of the work, but it also means…

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

                                          Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                          ORCID does provide a way to group multiple versions of the same work together on the ORCID record. Grouping in the works section of the ORCID record is based on two versions of a work sharing a unique identifier which has the same relationship (“self” or “part of”).

                                          If a work has been imported from two different sources with different identifiers (e.g. an arxiv and a DOI), you can manually group them together by creating a third version of the work which includes both identifiers. To do this click the ‘make a copy and edit’ button on one of the works, then in the edit window add the identifier that is listed on the other version of the work. When you save this new work with both identifiers it will group together all the works that contain either identifier

                                        • How easy is it to change one's email?

                                          One may change one's affiliation frequently and reasonably suddenly. How easy is it to change one's email

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

                                            Hello,

                                            Thanks for your question.

                                            One can easily change one’s current email addresses and add new email addresses in one’s Account Settings at https://orcid.org/account

                                            We encourage researchers to associate multiple email addresses with a single ORCID record since ORCID iD duplicate prevention has its roots in email matches. Personal and professional email addresses and even past emails or other forms of an address can be included to help ensure that a duplicate iD is not unintentionally created. Each address has its own privacy setting, and ORCID will not share any email information that you have marked private.

                                            Warm regards,
                                            ORCID Community Team

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