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  1. Add crossref citation counts to ORCID

    This info is not readily available in many other systems; even subscription-based research management systems don't provide this. With our subscription databases, we can get WoS, Scopus, Google Scholar and PubMed citations, but not CrossRef; adding this will motivate lots of researchers to populate their ORCID account with publications rather than just having an empty ORCID record which is a serious problem within my institution

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

      Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that measures of research impact are important and can be improved by use of the ORCID registry. However, usage stats are not in scope for ORCID. Instead, we encourage third parties to use ORCID data to derive usage statistics.

      Algorithms for measuring usage are being implemented by a number of organizations, several of which are benefiting from ORCID data. In addition, there are a number of sites that are (or will soon be) consuming ORCID data to support calculation of a whole range of research metrics. For citation counts we suggest you look at other tools such as Scopus, Altmetrics, or ImpactStory; for Crossref citation counts specifically, we suggest getting in contact with Crossref: http://help.crossref.org

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

    • Taiwan is not a country !

      Maybe they can be treated like Hongkong

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

        Thank you for your suggestion for improving the ORCID registry.

        The items in the Country list are sourced form the ISO country list of internationally-recognized codes that designates for each country and most of the dependent areas. Suggestions for concise alternate wordings that are widely accepted for this designation are always welcome from the ORCID community.

      • Would like to see Public/Private listed on Search Results

        I would like a search on https://orcid.org/orcid-search/quick-search/?searchQuery=antony%20williams, as an example, to show hn additional column of Public YES/NO. When there are multiple names that are the same it would save having to open each one one at a time to check on available information

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          3 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

          We have declined this suggestion on the basis of maintaining the privacy of user data. In revealing whether there is any non-public information on an ORCID record, we would be in effect revealing information that the user has not made public. This disclosure would violate the spirit of the ORCID trust program.

          For more, see:
          ORCID trust: https://orcid.org/about/trust
          ORCID privacy policy: https://orcid.org/privacy-policy

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Team

        • Make date of suggestion and Orcid staff responses visible on this page

          Obviously this is more of a readability suggestion. Right now if a user wants to see when a suggestion or response was posted the user has to click on it. It's a small thing, but I often find myself wondering when did this suggestion get posted or when did this response get posted. Might as well just show it.

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

            Unfortunately we cannot update this aspect of the display of the main pages of the ORCID iDeas Forum. However, you can use the sorting methods set out under the “I suggest that…” bar to filter iDeas, e.g. by the newest iDea. Direct responses from ORCID admins will also appear in the main forum pages.

            Please let us know if you have any further suggestions on improving the ORCID Registry.
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            Could you please tell us what “this page” is? On your post, it clearly lists the date of suggestion and any responses:
            http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/13004013-make-date-of-suggestion-and-orcid-staff-responses

          • Allow members to investigate through series of questions before obtaining id, therefore it may assist in guidance toward specific area of wo

            To make finances seem more plentiful, in all aspects, I suggest an outreach program more tuned into the actuality of life itself. My idea is to cut funds from giving growing children so many "ideas" of machination, and for each one leader of household, assist that leader in a handmedown of agricultural rightness. Each family should have no doubt of the "how to feed myself" questions. An instillation of ethical formnitude toward the prosperity of the land is a mutual achievement, and award. All in all, delegation of land rights, and property lots need be top priority concerning poor fatherless…

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

              Hello,

              Thank you for your comment.

              This suggestion does not seem to be related to the focus of ORCID. The goal of ORCID is to provide a registry of unique and persistent identifiers that transcends organization, discipline, and nation. Your ORCID iD can be included with your works to disambiguate your research from that of others with similar names, while linking all your publications even if they are authored under different versions of your name. Your unique and persistent iD can be used throughout career, across professional activities and affiliations. ORCID collaborates with organizations throughout the research community to embed the iDs in research information systems and workflows.

              The ORCID registry is open: individuals may register, link, import and share information for no fee. But we respect your privacy and let you determine who can see information you add to your record and we never share information you have…

            • The "first name" and the "last name" are confusing for the Chinese people

              The "first name" and the "last name" are confusing for the Chinese people.

              For the Chinese people, the first name is the family name, and the last name is the given name.

              So please replace "first name" with "given name", and replace "last name" with "family name".

              Do not just add a question sign to explain them.

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

                Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

                This is something that we would have to decline. ORCID is an international service and uses terminology that can be understood by many speakers of international English of a variety of linguistic, cultural, and social backgrounds.

                We also offer other translations for record holders to use in their language of preference, including both simplified and traditional Chinese.

                Please let us know if you have any additional suggestions for improving the ORCID Registry.

                Warm regards,

                ORCID Support

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

                  Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                  The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                  Providing networking services is beyond the scope of our current mission. There are organizations which connect to ORCID which can provide this service much better than we can. We shall mark this idea as declined at present.

                  Warm regards,
                  ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                • Allow for multiple email fields during the registration process using the API to avoid/minimise duplicate ORCID creation

                  Allow for multiple email addresses during the create or link ORCiD workflows using the API to avoid/minimise duplicate ORCiD creation

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

                    Thank you for your comment.

                    The ORCID Registry is designed to prevent duplicate iDs from being created by only allowing one ORCID record per email address, and checking for duplicates based on name at the point of registration.

                    We also encourage users to add additional email addresses after they have created their ORCID record.

                    For more, see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/151590
                    http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/148603

                    Despite the controls we have in place, there will be times when a duplicate will be unintentionally created. For these situations, the ORCID Support team can help users with multiple records to mark one ORCID iD as a primary one, and the other iD as deprecated.

                    For more, see
                    http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/580410

                  • add citations per work in the last line of the work added and total overall citations in the left pane

                    add citations per work in the last line of the work added and total overall citations in the left pane

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                      0 comments  ·  * Search/Browse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. While citation counts and other measures of research impact are important, these usage stats are not in scope for ORCID. Instead, we encourage third parties to use ORCID data to derive usage statistics.

                      Warm regards,

                      ORCID Support

                    • Add the possibility to upload public SSH keys

                      SSH keys are one fundamental way to identify oneself. Adding the possibility as well as letting people sign something like "My ORCiD is [ORCiD]" can give others more confidence that the account is not a fake. It also gives the possibility to look public SSH keys up.

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                        4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • problem in citation in scholar.google

                        I am unable to see my name in google scholar citation even though I have two publications. The chinese scholar.baidu.com shows my name but google scholar does not. solution?

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello,

                          Thank you for your query.

                          This is the iDeas Forum for ORCID. ORCID and Goolgle Scholar are two completely separate systems. If you are having trouble with Google Scholar, you’ll need to go through their help channels: https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html

                          The goal of ORCID is to provide a registry of unique and persistent identifiers that transcends organization, discipline, and nation. Your ORCID iD can be included with your works to disambiguate your research from that of others with similar names, while linking all your publications even if they are authored under different versions of your name. Your unique and persistent iD can be used throughout career, across professional activities and affiliations. ORCID collaborates with organizations throughout the research community to embed the iDs in research information systems and workflows.

                          If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

                          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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

                            Thank you for your suggestion.

                            The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. It ORCID iD is designed to be a unique, persistent, career-long identifier, so no information that can change over a person’s career is embedded in the iD.

                            ORCID iDs always need all 16-digits; they can not be shortened to remove leading zeros if they exist. No information about a person is encoded in the ORCID iD. The identifiers were designed to be usable in situations where personally-identifiable information should/can not be shared.

                            When you use your identifier in systems (e.g. for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password to authenticate your ORCID iD, rather than typing in your identifier. This authentication ensures that only you can enter your ORCID iD, and enables you to…

                          • Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

                            Only European PubMed? I thought most registrants are in the US. How do we efficiently link publications if PubMed isn't a source?

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

                              The automatic tools to add information to a ORCID record have been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time, NCBI has built a tool to import works from ORCID to SciENcv, but has not created an option to add works from Pubmed back to ORCID.

                              For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add Pubmed-listed works to an ORCID record. Two in particular are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central. To access these, go to the Add Works menu and select Search & Link button to see a list of databases that can be accessed. More details about how this works are available at: http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278

                              Warm regards,

                              ORCID Community Engagement & Support Team

                            • correct translation English-Spanish of "type of work" categories

                              Now, if I want to see my journal articles under "journal-article" I am registering them as "artículo noticioso" which is not correct because it means "news article"

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                              • Metrics and analytics of who is looking at our ORCID page

                                It would be great to see metrics and analytics of 'who' is looking at our own ORCID page? Even just crude hits per page by region cumulative over time would be of use.

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

                                  Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                  The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                                  You can find a list of organizations that you have granted trusted party access to read and update your ORCID record by going to your Account Settings, which can give you an idea of the organizations which may be looking at your record. However providing information of which individuals may be looking at your record…

                                • data to grant and award system is broken or fruadulent

                                  fix it..you have the same data i do so i shouldnt have to fill out anything else..either you havent caught up or the whole thing is fraud

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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Since we did not hear back from you, we assume you contacted UberResearch and the issue is now solved.

                                    If you are having any issues with your ORCID record, please contact us at support[at]orcid.org

                                    Best regards,

                                    ORCID Community Team

                                  • Use ORCID as basis for permanent researcher email addressing (e.g. for contact email on papers)

                                    A powerful use of ORCID could be as a persistent researcher email address, that we could use as contact email for our publications. That way other researchers could reach us as we (grad students, profs, corporate researchers) change our affiliations. Format could be <my_orcid>@orcid.org and/or <orcid_alias>@orcid.org. Emails would be re-directed to whatever we have in our records.

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                                      1 comment  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                      After consideration, we have declined this feature request as it falls beyond our scope at this moment.

                                      We may be able to revisit this as we further develop the ORCID Inbox feature.

                                      Warm regards,
                                      ORCID Community Team

                                    • ORCID as semantic id for researcher

                                      Dear sir or madam:
                                      We are striving with the sematic description of documents following the recomendations of "Linked Open Data". As you surely know, for this purpose it is necessary to link as many concepts as possible to URIs. We wonder whether you are aware of any use of ORCID as semantic link for individuals in order to describe them as universitary researchers. Any piece of advice on this subject will be very interesting for us.
                                      Thanks a lot and best regards,
                                      A.R.M.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for your suggestion.

                                        The ORCID iD is both a number and a resolvable internet address, with the structure http://orcid.org/####-####-####-####. It ORCID iD is designed to be a unique, persistent, career-long identifier, so no information that can change over a person’s career is embedded in the iD, such as the researcher’s country, institutional affiliation, or educational or employment status.

                                        ORCID iDs always need all 16-digits; they can not be shortened to remove leading zeros if they exist. No information about a person is encoded in the ORCID iD. The identifiers were designed to be usable in situations where personally-identifiable information should/can not be shared.

                                        When you use your identifier in systems (e.g. for manuscript submission, grant applications, or research information management), you should be asked to sign into ORCID using your email and password to authenticate your ORCID iD, rather than typing in your identifier. This authentication ensures…

                                      • Add Digital Certificates

                                        Either create a digital certificate associated with the ID, or allow user to identify an existing certificate to associate with the ID. DigiCert and InCommon are examples of certificate sources, but others are possible.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                            The focus of ORCID is to identify your research outputs. Our goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We provide an identifier to use with your name as you engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We also provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, your contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

                                            Providing networking services is beyond the scope of our current mission. There are organizations which connect to ORCID which can provide this service much better than we can. We shall mark this idea as declined at present.

                                            Warm regards,
                                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

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