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  1. 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.

    • Import and sync data from LinkedIn

      Like many people, I already have my education, job experience and publications stored in a LinkedIn profile. I don't want to have to maintain this information in two places, so I would like:

      - a way of automatically importing data from my LinkedIn page, and
      - a way of keeping the data synced between the two accounts.

      Other proposals have suggested similar things for Google Scholar (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3265305-let-people-draw-in-information-from-their-google-s), Mendeley (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3265916-enable-profile-and-publications-import-from-mendel), and Bibtex (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3271362-import-from-bibtex-ris-mods-etc-is-essential-to).

      There is also a related proposal for the opposite concept of LinkedIn implementing ORCID profiles (http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3282340-encourage-linkedin-to-implement-orcid-so-its-easie).

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

        Hi,

        Thanks for the suggestion, we’d love to build a connection with LinkedIn too. But, as I’m sure you saw in the reply to the other iDeas you mentioned, linking with other systems to either push or pull data is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. Systems integration requires that we establish a partnership with the other organization. If we’re able to set up a partnership with LinkedIn we can pursue this, but until then we don’t have a way to facilitate connecting the two systems.

        Best,
        -Catalina
        ORCID 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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          3 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

        • 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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            1 comment  ·  * 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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              4 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 Curriculum Lattes, 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 Curriculum Lattes to partner with to carry out the integration.

            • 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, …

              • 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

                • Couple ORCID with IEEE Xplore

                  Couple ORCID with IEEE Xplore to enable "Update works" by "search results"

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                    3 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pubmed search integration

                    Allow search by name to select publications from results

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

                      Thank you for submitting your idea to the ORCID forum. Linking works in the ORCID record to document identifiers is important. We already link to CrossRef DOIs, and have been working with the community to link to other ID schemes, including PubMed.

                      As David Lawrence notes, the PubMed and Medline XML DTD schemas now accommodate Author IDs, including ORCID iDs. One possible next step is to include a look-up in ORCID to be able to search and/or link an ORCID work to a PubMed ID.

                      These integrations involve two systems and cannot be accomplished unilaterally by ORCID. We have begun conversations with NIH to identify technical contacts with whom we can collaborate to perform this integration.

                      In the meantime, what would be helpful is your thoughts on specifications for the integration. Just link of ID? Other fields such as grant number? Also search of PubMed? Anything else?

                      Cheers,

                      -Laure

                    • 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

                      • 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

                        • 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, …

                          • Couple ORCID with Research Gate

                            Hi, I just signed up for ORCID, which is a great initiative. However, the system only found a couple of my publications, and I did not want to enter all others in manually. Would it be possible to couple ORCID to my list of publications at ResearchGate? The latter website had a very easy interface to add publications, and it found all of them without troubles.

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                              17 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 ResearchGate, 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?

                              Cheers,

                              -Laure

                              Laurel L. Haak, PhD
                              Executive Director, ORCID
                              L.Haak@orcid.org
                              +1-301-922-9062
                              http://orcid.org
                              http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700

                            • 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 !

                              • 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

                                • 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

                                  • There is no link to the US Patent Office

                                    There should be an automatic interface with the US Patent Office and/or WIPO to allow researchers who hold patents to list those as published works. Patents issued and applications are equivalent in many cases to papers published in scholarly journals. Currently, patents must be entered manually.

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

                                      Just wanted to give an update about entering patents: We now have a member integration, the Lens http://lens.org , which allows researchers and inventors to export their patents to their ORCID record. Coming soon will be a Search & Link wizard that will allow the process to be started from the ORCID record itself.

                                      You can read more about the Lens on our blog:
                                      Meet the Lens: Integrating ORCID iDs into patents
                                      https://orcid.org/blog/2016/09/12/meet-lens-integrating-orcid-ids-patents

                                      Warm regards,

                                      ORCID Community Engagement and Support


                                      Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other databases such as the US Patent Office 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 the Patent Office to start this project please let us know and we can reach out to them.

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

                                        For all who would like to import from EndNote:

                                        Please note that you can export BibTeX from EndNote and then import it into ORCID. Do note however that you will require a special filter. One has been provided by KAUST, see:
                                        http://libguides.kaust.edu.sa/orcid


                                        Holly,

                                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that streamlining import of research activities into ORCID records is important.

                                        Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. Regarding EndNote, ORCID has been working with the Thomson Reuters ResearcherID team since before the Registry was launched in October.

                                        Thomson Reuters launched the first phase of its integration just after launch, which allows an individual to link their ORCID iD to their Researcher ID profile. This is linkage can be done through the Researcher ID interface.

                                        Thomson Reuters is now working on the second phase…

                                      • 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

                                        • to offer ORCID in Catalan

                                          Currently, ORCID website can be selected amongst 10 languages. Since Catalan Universities are using ORCID, and catalan language has been pioneer in wikipedia and other international platforms, I would like ORCID to offer Catalan as an option.

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

                                            Hi,

                                            Thanks for the suggestion. Because of the time and expense involved with translating and supporting each language, ORCID has not been able to offer support for ever language we would want.

                                            However, if you’d like to see the ORCID website in Catalan you can help us make that happen. To add Catalan to the languages ORCID offers we need you to translate the Registry and some pages of the ORCID about site into Catalan and provide support for the translations over at least one year (ie you will need to contribute additional translations in the next year if we add new functionality). If this is something you would be interested in doing, let us know at support@orcid.org and we’ll send you the files that would need to be translated.

                                            Best,
                                            -Catalina
                                            ORCID Support

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