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  1. Connect/partner with Disqus

    I notice a lot of scholarly sites feature Disqus for commenting, but in practice it's rarely used and doesn't really encourage scholarly discourse (there is a perception that it is more for casual commenting). I think integrating ORCID and Disquis could provide a nice way for more scholarly discussions to happen.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

      Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

      Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with? Thank you.

      Warm regards,
      ORCID Community Team

    • Connect with semanticscholar and oclc worldcat

      Please add export interface to oclc worldcat and semanticscholar.org

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

        Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. The tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

        At this time SemanticScholar and OCLC Worldcat have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

        Warm regards,
        ORCID Community Team

      • Add support for SocArXiv

        SocArXiv represents an attempt to bring pre-print openness to the social sciences in the same way that ArXiv has for STEM. It would be great to see this supported as well!

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

          Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. The tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

          At this time SocArXiv have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

          We also suggest that you contact SocArXiv to let them know your interest.

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Team

        • Mathematical reviews

          It would make things easier if you database was connected to mathscinet, math geneaology project and mathematical reviews

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

            Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as Mathscinet, Mathematics Genealogy Project, and MR, is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

            Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. American Mathematical Society (AMS)
            is an ORCID member and is planning how to integrate with ORCID. If you have specific ideas as to how AMS could best integrate with ORCID to support researchers such as you, please also let them know!

            For the Mathematics Genealogy Project, if you know whom to speak with in addition to AMS, we would be happy to know.

          • Once you have a perso's research ID and/or scopus ID, the update should be periodic and authomatic.

            Once you have a perso's research ID and/or scopus ID, the update should be periodic and authomatic

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your suggestion for improving this ORCID Registry.

              Automatic updates between a system and ORCID require the other system to build an auto-update feature. This involves three parts:

              1. Requesting long-lived permissions from users;
              2. Storing long-lived access tokens in their database with your user data; and
              3. Updating user’s ORCID records with new information as they receive it.

              If this if something that you would like to see with the systems that connect with ORCID, please let them know! On our side, we encourage member organizations which connect data to ORCID records to also synchronize data so the reporting and importing burden on users can be reduced and everyone can benefit from improved data quality. This is a part of our Collect & Connect program, the aim of which includes creating a standard user experience and increasing efficiency of member integrations. Read more at: https://orcid.org/content/collect-connect

              Warm regards, …

            • Conferences

              Like funding, there should be an option to look for conferences (posters/talks/papers) in all the possible databases, at least the big 100 -150 conferences and automatically import into ORCID, instead of manually looking for each and every conference.
              OR.
              Once we manually enter basic details like author(s), title, conference name, conference location, date etc, ORCID should look for it across databases and find the closest link, even if that is just the program for the conference attended and even if it is from 1990s.

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

                Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time such databases have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this please let us know at support@orcid.org

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • add the language in your basic list

                Pour aller vite, il faut intégrer la langue amazighe ( berbère) dans vos base de données. Car les chercheurs qui utilisent cette langue ne la retrouve pas dans ORCID quand il s'agit de remplir une fiche.
                Salutations distinguées

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

                  On vous remercie de votre suggestion pour améliorer notre service !

                  Toutes les langues de notre Registre ont été ajoutés avec la participation de la communauté d’ORCID, qui aide à la traduction. Si vous souhaitez aider à la traduction, s’il vous plaît écrivez-nous à support@orcid.org.

                  Merci !

                • Broaden ORCID data to become Canadian Common CV substitute.

                  Would need addition of some fields and ability to delimit (such as papers in last X years, funding in past X years) but there would be widespread appreciation among Canadian scientists (and their collaborators).

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

                    Thank you for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                    ORCID is a global service, so it is unlikely that we would develop specifically to serve as a replacement for another service. However there are features that we can add which may be able to be utilised by the organisation in charge of the Canadian Common CV which could benefit their provision of the Canadian CV service.

                    To do this would require partnership with that organisation. If you know to whom we could reach out in order to get this conversation started, please do let us know.

                    Warm regards,
                    ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                  • a German translation of the web interface is offered.

                    I suppose it is self explanatory...

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

                      Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                      All of the display languages in the ORCID Registry have been created thanks to the participation and translation assistance of the ORCID community. If you would like to assist with a German translation of the ORCID Registry, please email us at support@orcid.org.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                    • What about linking between Orchid and DBLP? This would be very helpful for computer scientists!

                      DBLP is a high-quality online computer science library at http://dblp.dagstuhl.de/
                      Bringing all entries from DBLP into Orchid would help a large community.

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

                        Hi,
                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that allowing ORCID to link to other profile systems and identifier schemes is important, and would like your help making your idea to connect to DBLP a reality.

                        Linking with other systems is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. Systems integration requires that we establish a partnership with the other organization.

                        To start the ball rolling, ORCID needs two things: a short specification describing how ORCID should interact with DBLP, and also contact information for a person at DBLP to explore this further.

                        Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with?

                        Best,
                        Ana
                        ORCID CES team

                      • Enable profile and publications import from Zotero

                        I use Zotero as a reference manager and use one Zotero library as a collection of all my publication. It will be very helpful if I can import these publications directly to the Orcid. It can be possible because BibBase service allows it (I use this service for generation of my publication on my private web page)

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

                          Hello,

                          Thanks for your suggestion. The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

                          At this time Zotero has not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                          For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add works to your record. From the Add Works menu select Search & Link button to see a list of databases from which you can add works. Two we particularly recommend for adding all of your publications at once are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central.

                          You can view more details about how this works at: http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/188278

                          Warm regards, …

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

                            Thanks for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

                            At this time FPDS.gov and USAspending.gov have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                            For now, we suggest using the UberWizard search and link tool provided by UberResearch to import your data. A list of the grant sources covered by the UberWizard is available at https://orcid.uberresearch.com/datasources and you can also email them for more information at uberwizard@uberresearch.com

                            Warm regards,
                            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                          • Integrate Orcid with HAL

                            The French researchers are required to upload their publications to a unified database of publications called HAL.

                            This system has a documented API. It will be great if you could allow synchronisation like with Scopus or pubmed

                            Here is the link to the API:

                            http://api.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs

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

                              Thanks for submitting your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as HAL, is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

                              HAL announced on Twitter in January 2017 that they are now ORCID members and are working on creating a link between HAL and ORCID. We look forward to working with them. https://twitter.com/hal_fr/status/818471239522123776

                              Warm regards,

                              The ORCID Community Team

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

                                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with databases such as RI-Opac is important.

                                However, integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you know who we can contact at RI-Opac to start this project please let us know and we can reach out to them.

                              • Google Scholar

                                I already have a google scholar page.

                                Please build an import function so I don't have to find my pubs again!

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

                                  Thank you for your suggestion.

                                  The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool.

                                  At this time Google Scholar has not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                                  That said, we have set up a process to add works from Google Scholar. To do this you will need to export your works from Google Scholar in BibTeX format, then use the Link BibTeX button on your record to upload the citations. This process is explained in more detail at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/390530

                                  Warm regards,

                                  ORCID Support

                                • We see one of the main difficulties with optimum imprementation of Orchid is getting a scholar's bibliography

                                  Manually entering a scholar's bibliography is a barrier to entry for ma y faculty members. In the legal scholarship community, SSRN and Hein Online are two bibliographic resources that hold the bibliographic data. How can we get bibliographic data from these sources into Orchid. If it could be done, we could implement full orchid records with complete bibliographic linkage. without that capability it will be difficult to get Orcid up and running in the legal scholarship community.

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

                                    Thank you for your suggestion to improving the ORCID registry.

                                    The tools to add information to your ORCID record have been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time SSRN and Hein Online have not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                                    For now, we suggest using one of the systems that are linked with ORCID to add works to your record. From the Add Works menu select Search & Link button to see a list of databases from which you can add works. Two we particularly recommend for adding all of your publications at once are Scopus and Europe PubMed Central. You can view more details about how this works…

                                  • Automatically import work from arXiv

                                    arXiv has the possiblilty to add the ORCid. When one creates an author identifier on arXiv, the ORCid is also displayed (e.g. http://arxiv.org/a/thoma_m_1.html).

                                    However, on orcid.org the work shown on arXiv is not displayed. Being on my profile page on orcid.org, when I click on "add work > search and link" there is no way to import from arXiv.

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

                                      Thank you for your suggestion.

                                      The automatic tools to add information to your ORCID record has been built in partnership between ORCID and the provider of the other tool. At this time arXiv has not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this, though we would be happy to reach out to them to try and work on it. If you know who we can contact there to work on this, please let us know.

                                      Warm regards,

                                      ORCID Support

                                    • ORCID to become a feeder for VIAF

                                      http://viaf.org/
                                      Yet another way to handle the multiple IDs people will have is this authority - already well-established and funded

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

                                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems is important, and would like your help making your idea a reality.

                                        Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We need two things to get started: a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                                        Could you provide us with this information or help direct us to who to talk with? Thank you.

                                        Warm regards,
                                        ORCID Community Engagement and Support

                                      • Connect with ResearchGate profile

                                        It would be great to connect ORCID with the user's ResearchGate profile for completing the user's ORCID profile (www.researchgate.net).

                                        Note: I am not sure if this already exist (I am a new member).

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

                                          Thanks for your suggestion. Many ​systems and workflows have integrated ORCID iDs, including ​funders, publishers, and a number of systems at universities.

                                          ResearchGate have ​allowed you to manually add your ORCID iD to your ResearchGate profile, but have still to add a validation step and start pulling information from ORCID. We hope that ResearchGate will choose to integrate more fully with ORCID in future, for the benefit of the research community.

                                          Alice
                                          Communications Director
                                          ORCID

                                        • Fix PMID in Scopus import

                                          Scopus import seems to lose the PMID. In their bibtex export it is tagged as 'pubmed_id' and this also fails on import via bibtex file. Editing the bibtex file and converting all the 'pubmed_id to 'pmid' solves the problem. It looks like it would be a quick win if you could map 'pubmed_id' to 'pmid' in the bibtex parser.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello,

                                            Thanks for your suggestion.

                                            It sounds from this like this is a Scopus issue rather than an ORCID issue — they’ll need to send PMIDs with the works in order for it to post. We’ll keep this in mind as we speak with Scopus about improving their integration with ORCID, as we encourage integrators to include as many known identifiers so they can group properly on your record.

                                            We’ll also note that PMIDs in BibTeX are now successfully importing.

                                            Warm regards,
                                            ORCID Community Team

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