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  1. consent page at once rather than individual papers

    hi
    quick search found some 900 publications (should be between 200 and 300), which have to be individually consented. way too much work. Would be good if this can be done more efficiently, e.g. for groups of papers.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi,

      I think you are looking at one of our member’s integrations that lets you import works into ORCID. ORCID doesn’t provide a list of publications directly.

      To add all 900 of your works, I would suggest trying another tool as both the Scopus Import Wizard and Europe PubMed should let you import a large number of works without selecting each one individually. More about these tools is at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278-import-works-website-user

      Best,
      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • Provide a 'Public/Private computer' check in the Authorization workflow

      Currently, after an Authorization request via the API, ORCID leaves the user's ORCID session open for 30 mins. If the browser itself is not closed down, then any subsequent authorization request carried out from this browser in this period automatically takes the requester into the same ORCID profile without requiring a login.

      i.e. ORCID assumes that all authorization requests are triggered from a private terminal, to which no-one else has access.

      Maybe provide a '[_] This is a private computer' checkbox on the login/register page that is displayed during an OAUTH /authorize request; if the user indicates that this is…

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

        Thanks for the suggestion, and my apologies for the delay in following up. We won’t be adding a check box in the authorization workflow as we are trying to keep the process as simple as possible for users and ORCID automatically logs users out after 30 minutes.

        A member requesting authorization can also force a log out by calling the URL https://orcid.org/userStatus.json?logUserOut=true&callback=%22exampleCallBack%22 if they are worried about users staying logged in.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID Support

      • Base your XML Schema on the CrossRef or DataCite XML Schema

        You seem define a new XML Schema for your return type in your API. Rather than proliferate the standards we have to support, why not use the CrossRef schema http://www.crossref.org/schema/info/CrossRefSchemaDocumentation4.1.0.pdf, or the dataCite schema, http://schema.datacite.org/, or at least offer data in these formats?

        For instance, a major feature I'd love to see in ORCID is the ability to add my datasets by DOI and (open access) arXiv preprints and associate them with the publications they refer to, so that they appear as a single "research object". It appears that your data model has no concept of such associations…

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

          Thanks for the well written suggestion. When creating the ORCID Messages Schema we tried to follow existing schema whenever possible, but much of the data ORCID capture’s isn’t include in the other standards which is why we needed a new schema.

          But I will pass on your suggestion about a having an option for a “Research Object” option. Next time we review the schema I’ll make sure that is considered.

          Thanks,
          -Catalina
          ORCID Support

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          • Let us export to XML formatted using CCV’s Schema

            The Common CV is required by all major Canadian granting agencies.

            Enabling export from ORCID to XML formatted using CCV’s Schema would save many Canadian researchers valuable time.

            https://ccv-cvc.ca/researcher-help-en.htm

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

              You can currently export ORCID records in the ORCID Messages XML Schema using the API see (http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271 for more information). After exporting your ORCID record in that format you could transform it into CCV or any other schema. However, given the huge number of schema used in the many countries that use ORCID, we just don’t have the time to build tools that export ORCID records in other formats.

              Thanks for the suggestion.
              -Catalina
              ORCID Support

            • Allow manually entry of or linking to citations of our works

              Google Scholar fails to capture many citations of my work, and there is no way I can "point" to these other works and get them linked to my work to show that they have cited me. It would be great if we could manually list works that cite our works, esp. if that data could then be harvested into Google Scholar.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the iDea, but right now ORCID does include not include citation counts or h-indexes. We may expand to include this at a later time, but for now our focus is on creating unique identifiers for researchers and integrating those identifiers into other systems. I suggest you explore other tools designed to provide citation counts for the type of information you are looking for.

              • Combine citation data from multiple sources to make a master source

                By letting users link to other sources of their citation metrics, and combining them while accounting for double-ups, ORCID could become the "one true source" for the most comprehensive and reliable researcher metrics (h-index, i10-index, citation numbers, average journal impact factor, etc).

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

                  Thanks for the suggestion, but right now ORCID does include not include citation counts, h-indexes, journal impact factors, etc. We may expand to include this at a later time, but for now our focus is on creating unique identifiers for researchers and integrating those identifiers into other systems.

                • Indirect quotations

                  Hello, dear ORCHID project representatives!
                  My name is Alexander Shemetev. I am a PhD in economics/finance and associate professor at the Saint-Petersburg State Polar Academy and the Interregional Institute of Economics and Law at the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the EurAsEC. I have very many publications in different fields of economics. I wrote six books in finance.
                  I would like to thank you for your very much important work for the global science development. And I thank you very much for your help for the young scientists. I believe your project is very important for creating the united global science that…

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

                    This is a really interesting idea but it’s out of the scope of what ORCID is doing right now. For now we are focused on linking ORCID with other organization through our API and developing promised functionality like grants and affiliations. Once that is complete we can revisit this idea, but I’m marking it as declined for now as we can’t fit it in out current development plan.

                  • Enable researchers search to link profiles and location

                    Is it possible to search other researchers by interests or directly by name? You could enable a social function to link profiles and get in contact with other researchers.

                    It would also be nice to have a location function for research activities For example, If I'm attending a meeting or conference somewhere I could specify that and people attending the some meeting could get in touch with me to meet personally.

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

                      This is a really interesting idea but it’s out of the scope of what ORCID is doing right now. For now we are focused on linking ORCID with other organization through our API and developing promised functionality like grants and affiliations. Once that is complete we can revisit this idea, but I’m marking it as declined for now as we can’t fit it in out current development plan.

                    • function of Following friends

                      Can orchid develop a function to follow colleagues, friends. Then people can get an overall idea about: what's going on with their friends, colleagues and what are the great chefs doing.

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

                        This is a great idea, but outside of our current scope. Our focus at the moment is in embedding ORCID iDs in research funding, data use and publishing workflows. In the next year, after we have achieve that goal, we can revisit how to help researchers connect with each other and follow their developments.

                      • Linking with global scholars

                        Searching for grants, opportunities and calls for papers

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

                          This is a great idea, but outside of our current scope. Our focus at the moment is in embedding ORCID iDs in research funding, data use and publishing workflows. In the next year, after we have achieve that goal, we can revisit how to help researchers use ORCID to link with other researcher as well as grants and publications.

                        • visual descrtiption of orcid

                          If you would give some kind of visual info on the front page
                          that tells people what orchid is and what it can do for us .. i would then know whether it is useful for me. I cant tell what it is by the name.
                          cheers
                          J

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                            0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let people draw the informations.

                            brief Information with Tables and figures should be open.

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

                              As there hasn’t been any activity on this idea in a couple months I’m going to close it. If you still wish to follow up please contact me at support@orcid.org

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                              I’m so sure exactly what you are asking about here. If you can you provide a little more information about your suggestion for ORCID I’ll do my best to respond.

                            • Remove the Albert Einstein test account

                              A search for Albert Einstein returns:
                              http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4293-0137
                              with name "Catalina Staff Account"

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                In order to test that the ORCID Registry is working correctly we have to maintain test accounts for our staff to use. We try to mark these accounts as test or as belonging to staff so they are not mistaken for actual researchers, but we need to keep them in the database. In this case works by and about Albert Einstein were added as part of testing the works import function which is why the account was returned in your search results. We try to maintain a minimal amount of these accounts and the information they contain is frequently updated and deleted but they will occasionally show up in search results.

                                Best,
                                -Catalina
                                ORCID Support

                              • Change the font

                                Please change the font to helvetica or something similar.

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                                  0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please Make it compulsory to give grants on this ORCID number in all countries

                                  For example, I am from India and searched for UGC travel grant and tried to find out whether this ORCID number is used .. I did not find so

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

                                    Requiring an ORCID iD on all grants would be a great way to help identify the recipients, but we can’t control what granting organizations decided to do. We will be including grants in the ORCID Registry soon and partnering with more grant giving organization to start using ORCID iDs in their application process- but we can’t make anything compulsory.

                                  • Provide ORCID IDs for organizations. We need unique IDs for organizations just as much as for researchers. These could then be used for the

                                    Provide ORCID IDs for organizations. We need unique IDs for organizations just as much as for researchers, and these currently live in numerous inconsistent locations. These ORG ORCID IDs could then be used in linking Person ORCID IDs to Organizations via affiliations.

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

                                      There are other organizations that currently provide IDs for institutions and organizations, so ORCID isn’t looking to expand into that area right now.

                                      Once we implement affiliations we will have a system to identify organizations within the ORCID Registry, but we don’t plan to expand it beyond that

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                                      • Automatic filtering of papers suppousedly of my authorship

                                        For those who have a fairly popular family name (like Smith, Lee or Lopez) it is a pain to go through the thousands of would-be paper candidates offered by the system. It will be far easier (and I think, manageable) to let the user supply an URL where the list of its papers, more or less structured, is available. With such hint, you can filter the thousand of candidates to left just a few candidates. Otherwise, we will never consider to update the ORCID list of papers

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

                                          I’m sorry to hear you had trouble locating the papers your authored. We are working on improving the built-in CrossRef search in the near future. Unfortunately, we can’t import or even filter search results off a text list of papers. Publications need to be in a standard format (ORCID Messages XML) in order for the ORCID Registry to be able to work with them. The system we currently offer for importing papers all provide data in this format.

                                          In addition to our built-in search, there are currently three other ways to import works to your ORCID record which may be more helpful for you.

                                          1. You can import publications associated with your Scopus Author ID by following the link to ‘Import Research Activities’ in the left column of your ORCID profile.

                                          2. If you have a profile at ResearcherID you can add works by logging-in to researcherid.com, linking…

                                        • Create a profile for Eugene Garfield

                                          and merge his publications records from Scopus & WoS :
                                          http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7005088140
                                          and
                                          http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1009-2008

                                          It might be a nice present for his birthday in September.

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

                                            An ORCID record sounds like a great birthday present to me! Unfortunately our privacy restrictions mean we can’t create records on behalf of users or authorize access to import works from our partners. But I hope you encourage Eugene to set up his own ORCID account.

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