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  1. 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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          3 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          • Keep Institution Orcid profiles distinct from Author Orcid profiles

            I've come across several profiles that were created by Institutions, e.g. by a university library or department, rather than by authors. These institutional profiles pull in articles written by various authors (ones belonging to that institution). Clearly this is a different use of Orcid and should be kept distinct from Author Orcid profiles.

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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • create a function to remove duplicates in "works"

              also update spelling of infromation to information !

              please enable a function to remove duplicates in "works"

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                Hi,

                We’ve just released a new interface that addresses the issue with duplicate works added from different sources. The new interface groups works together by the work’s identifiers so that duplicates are shown as multiple versions of a single work.

                The full announcement for about the new interface is at http://orcid.org/blog/2014/12/11/new-feature-friday-new-orcid-record-interface

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • The register page does not show properly

                Please troubleshoot this problem.

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

                  As I haven’t had any follow-up on this idea I’m going to close it, but please let me know if you are still having an issue and I can work with you to resolve it.

                  I’m so sorry the registration page does not work for you. If you can provide me a little more information we can figure out what is going on and solve this issue. Just to check, the page you are referring to is https://orcid.org/register, right? If not please send me the URL of the page with the problem. If you could also send a screen shot or a description of what isn’t displaying right to us at support@orcid.org and let us know what browser and computer operating system you are on- that will help us figure out the problem.

                • Connection between ORCID and Google Scholar Citations

                  Let people draw in information from their google scholar profile page, such as http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qc6CJjYAAAAJ&hl=en

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                    16 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi,

                    We’ve just released a new tool that will let you add publications to your ORCID record from Google Scholar and other databases that can export a BibTeX file. We are not able to offer a tool for automatic import (like those available from other database under the Link Work button) as these tools require a partnership between ORCID and other database. Instead, we’ve designed a new feature to allow uploading BibTeX files, which is an export format Google Scholar supports. Full instructions on how to export your citations from Google Scholar and add them to your ORCID record are at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/390530

                    Best,
                    -Catalina
                    ORCID Support

                  • Make your scripts working in Firefox

                    Some of buttons didn't work in Firefox 26. Noted cases: 'sign in' button on signing with oauth page; 'authorize' button on trusted parties management page.

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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your suggestion. The ORCID Registry is fully functional in Firefox, the issue you saw may be from a plug-in you are running as some plug-ins intended to protect your privacy will also block our scripts. More information about this issue is at https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/159728

                      If you ever have any issues loading the ORCID website, sign in page, etc., please get in touch with support@orcid.org and share information about your browser, OS, and any error messages you are seeing. You may also wish to provide screenshots so we can troubleshoot.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

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                      • Allow for multiple email addresses

                        In the personal profile - at least 10

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                          3 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • let researchers who delete account re-connect again

                          If an account is deleted it's no longer possible to re-connect or re-register.
                          This should be corrected

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

                            Thanks for your suggestion.

                            Users who have deactivated an ORCID iD can now reactivate their ORCID iD. To do this, they will need to try to sign in or register again using their original email address associated with the account. They will then be prompted to reactivate their ORCID iD via an automatic email.

                            Users also have the option to contact support@orcid.org directly in order to reactivate an account.

                            If you’ve any additional suggestions on account reactivation, let us know in a few iDea!

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Team

                          • Exporting citations

                            It would be great to export citations to other systems. For example, ORCID found all my publications but researcherID can't. It would be great if I could export them to researcherID, endnote, web of science, etc.

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                              40 comments  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks to everyone who voiced their support for works citations. Exporting works to BibTeX is now live on the ORCID Registry — try it out now!

                              Our user documentation on BibTeX has also been updated: https://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/390530

                              One important thing to note: What BibTeX citation is exported is dependent on whether there is an existing BibTeX citation on the individual work item. If you or a trusted organization have added a BibTeX citation, then that will be exported for that work, rather than the ORCID-generated BibTeX citation.

                              We’ve received some comments about other formats, such as PDF and RIS. We are actively developing PDF exports of the entire ORCID record, and we are looking into exports into RIS. Keep an eye on our Current Development Trello for the latest news:

                              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.

                                • Make it possible to register

                                  I tried signing up for an ORCID ID three times in three browsers (Chrome, Safari, Opera), and it never worked - when I'd filled in all the info it just returned me to the same page, with no error message.

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                                    0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users to merge publications

                                    I've imported my pubblication both from CrossRef and Scopus. Now I've some duplication in the works. You should allow the user to suggest if two or more entries have to be merged.

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

                                      Just to update this:

                                      We now offer the ability for users to group duplicate versions of works on their ORCID record. The way the ORCID interface works is that publications which have the same identifier (like a PMID or DOI) 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 adding it manually.

                                      If a work has been imported from two different sources with different identifiers, 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…

                                    • Allow grouping of works

                                      There seems to be no way to manually group duplicate works (at least not works lacking an ID). Is this something that could be enabled — even if you limit the ability to a fuzzy match (e.g, the entries need to be “similar enough”; say similar titles, same journal and issue, an author in common, etc.)

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

                                        Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                        This function already exists. The way the ORCID interface works is that publications which have the same identifier, such as a PMID or DOI, 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 adding it manually.

                                        If a work has been imported from two different sources with different identifiers, 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…

                                      • 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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