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  1. display publications in detail

    display publications in detail, just like the style of "References" session in a journal article, so that people can easily and directly see enough information about the publication list.

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

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      We’ve spent a while finding a display that balances providing information about publications, but not creating extraordinarily long records for authors with numerous publications which have large citations. Our current design of having the work title and date displayed in the main interface and moving all other citation details to a pop-up window is what we’ve found works best overall given the great diversity of publications listed in ORCID records.

      Best,
      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • More compact view of full education info

      The expanded view of education entries take too much room, you have to scroll to see it all. Something much more compact would be better

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

        We’ve designed the education, and the other sections of an ORCID record, to display a simple compact view for this very reason- so that basic information can be accessed without needed to scroll through details. However, it’s important that we also make all the detailed information about each item available which is why we moved it to the expanded section. This way all the details about an item on your ORCID record is available, but you can still see the basic information in a compact display.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • Add list of invited/contributed talks

        It would be nice to have the possibility to add a list of presentations

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          The list of work types offered in ORCID is from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.

          Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers. As the CASRAI vocabulary is update, we will also updated the work-type options in ORCID.

        • List the refereed publised works separately from the other published works

          It is great that the Orcid website lets you include all of your works, including nucleotide database entries, blog posts and so on, but what ultimately counts on a CV is the list of refereed publications. It would thus be good to have a way to separate at least the refereed publications from the rest. I realise that a previous post suggested implementing a way of sorting things dynamically, but this would be more of a static thing (and thus easier to implement), with the refereed publications listed separately from other published works, much like grants are listed separately from…

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

            Thanks for the suggestion, however this is something ORCID can’t take on at this time. Right now we don’t collect information about if works are refereed or not and it’s not something we can tell from the work metadata we do have. We are looking at additional ways of sorting publications, but refereed status isn’t a criteria we can use for sorting at this time.

            Best,
            -Catalina
            ORCID Support

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

              We’ve now implemented the changed suggested by our metadata working group. Edition was not added to the metadata fields but we have added other new fields to let you capture more information about works.

              Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve marked this idea as Under Review because of your suggestion of adding edition to publications. Our metadata working group is currently reviewing what information we capture for works added to an ORCID record and I’ll make sure they consider this suggestion.

              Duplicates have been an on-going problem for ORCID, but we hope to roll out a tool that address them shortly. If you are having a problem with duplicates in your ORCID record let me know at support@orcid.org and I can help address it.

              Finally, you can add online documents now, it would just be through the manual add step which lets you add any type of work to…

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

                We’ve just update the list of work types offered in ORCID. The list is now from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.
                Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers.

                While there is not a category just for media or outreach projects I invite you take a look at the new list, as it is much more comprehensive and may have another category that will work for you.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • UI re-styling

                User interface may be re-styled to look more professional. Smaller text, more details. It is user friendly and efficient but looks too simple. In particular the generated ORCID public profile.
                It could be connected with an European CV creation system (e.g. http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae)

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

                  Thanks for the suggestion, however at this time ORCID doesn’t have the budget to invest in a full redesign of the Registry. We’re working on improving areas as we can (like the new display of works) but won’t be able to undertake a large re-styling in the near future. In addition, we have to make sure our design works in a number of different languages and mobile platforms which limits the amount of details we can include.

                  Best,
                  -Catalina
                  ORCID Support

                • add all bibtex entry types among your 'work types'

                  Th 'work type' selector currently misses some categories that are important in academic research. For instance it misses the 'chapter in a book' or 'article in a collection' type of entries that are important when one contributes to a chapter in a book.

                  To solve these issues why not using at least all the standard entry identifiers used by bibtex plus those introduced by the IEEEtran.bst bibtex class? As a positive side effect, this would make the addition of works for which one already has a bibtex record straightforward.

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

                    The list of work types offered in ORCID is from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.
                    Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers. As the CASRAI vocabulary is update, we will also updated the work-type options in ORCID.

                    Best,
                    -Shaun
                    ORCID Support

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

                      The list of work types offered in ORCID is from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.
                      Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers. As the CASRAI vocabulary is update, we will also updated the work-type options in ORCID.

                      Best,
                      -Shaun
                      ORCID Support

                    • One uncomfortable point

                      When I input the details of my work, if I hit a mouse outside of the framework, everything I did disappears. This is really annoying.
                      I appreciate that if you could fix this problem

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

                        We’re sorry you’ve had trouble importing your works manually. We encourage you to use the ‘Import Works’ functionality as that tends to be much more user-friendly than adding the works manually.

                        -Shaun
                        ORCID Support

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

                          Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately this is not in the direction ORCID is heading at this point as we are providing unique identifiers. Thanks again!

                          -Shaun
                          ORCID Support

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

                            As it’s been a few months without an update on this iDea I’m going to close it. If you still have suggestions please add them as new iDeas.

                            Can you tell me more about what features you would like to see to be more specific? We’d love to hear your ideas, but we need more information about what you would like to see before we can consider it.

                            Thanks,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • Latests Publications based on Keywords or Field of Study

                            Wouldn't it be great for the researchers to see the latest publications in their field of studies. A billboard like applet could easily keep track of the field for the author and could easily scroll latest publications in a small window, and author could check the applet while updating his/her profile before or after submitting new publications of her/his. It is possible to inform researchers without disturbing them with other methods.

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

                              Thanks for your suggestion. I agree that suggesting publications can be very helpful to researchers, but it’s outside of ORCID’s scope to provide unique identifiers. We may consider they idea at a future time, but for now we don’t have the resources to pursue it.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • explain the abbreviation ORCID on the first page!

                              is it a sign of complacency that I cannot find a simple explanation of the abbreviation ORCID on your site within my first 3 klicks?! praise and advertising is ok in limited amount ... but information would be better ;)

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                              • I think this new system some old publication of researchers doesn't appear in publication

                                May the researchers published their papers using different Affiliations when they were in Master or PhD study.

                                Are there new way for the researchers to add their old paper to ORCID

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

                                  ORCID doesn’t maintain a database of works ourselves. Instead we rely on our partners, listed on the Import Work window, to let users import works to their ORCID accounts from their databases. If you have not I would suggest check each of the four import tools to see if they have your older publications.

                                • clickable world map with ORCID researchers per country

                                  It would be nice to have a world map which is clickable and behind which you get the names (and institutions and emails if public) of people with an ORCID in that country - just a simple GIS

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

                                    Thanks for the suggestion. We really like the idea of a map with links to ORCID Records, but it’s not something our team has time to pursue right now. Our current priorities are finishing promised functionality, like affiliations and grants, and building more connections between other systems and ORCID. In the meantime you might want to check out ORCIDLive! at http://orcidlive.org/ which uses our webhooks functionality for a similar project.

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

                                      Thanks for the suggestion. We can definitely see the use for an undo import feature, but after talking with our development team we’ve decided it’s not something can easily add to the Registry. But we are working on a select all option which would let you delete or change the privacy setting of a number of works at once which might help with correct and import that did not go as expected.

                                    • Different work groups

                                      Try to launch this website just like a social network for researchers. Create different work groups (say Medicinal chemistry) with a prominent scientist to be its co-ordinator with which researchers can discuss their problems regarding a particular sunject (say Medicinal chemistry). This co-ordinator can then invite different researchers in the same field and will create his own team based on the impact of work of distinguished researchers.

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

                                        Thanks for the suggestion. Creating a social network for researchers is a great idea, but it is outside of ORCID’s current scope. Right now we’re focused on completing functionality central to ORCID’s goal of providing unique identifiers like building more connections between ORCID and other system and completing planned functionality, like grants and affiliations. But we can revisit this suggestion once we have time to look into other activities.

                                      • Reference

                                        Launch an free online software which can directly assempble a refrence into the format suitable for a particular journal. this will definitely decrease the time taken by an author to publish its work.

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                                        • allow for unique URL

                                          Allow users to register an easier to share, unique URL. Example: https://orcid.org/mmeadows

                                          instead of https://orcid.org/45454556456456465456456454654423454

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

                                            Thanks for the suggestion, but we want to keep ORCID urls as a unique identifier that does not change. By leaving names out of ORCID identifiers, the URL won’t become outdated if you change your name and won’t confuse anyone if there is another researcher who uses the handle mmeadows on another system. ORCID is about ensuring persistent unique identifiers and as part of that we want to keep our URLs as a sixteen digit identifier than never changes.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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