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  1. 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

    • 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

      • Provide a way to import Patents

        Intellectual properties are important assets in modern life.
        I notice that you don't have a way to import Patents from USPTO, or from WIPO.
        Please provide one

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          1 comment  ·  * Interfaces with other services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          [update: 2016.07.29]
          Thank you for your suggestion on improving the ORCID Registry.

          We are delighted to announce that The Lens (http://www.lens.org), a global patents database which, among other features, allow innovators to connect their ORCID and Lens accounts, find their patents, and assert their inventorship and post them to their ORCID record.

          You can read more about this feature here: https://www.lens.org/about/news/release-0-11/ and in our related blog post:
          https://orcid.org/blog/2016/09/12/meet-lens-integrating-orcid-ids-patents

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Team

          Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other systems, such as USPTO or WIPO to import patents, 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,…

        • divulgar ORCID para catalogos de bibliotecas - que usam MARC21, sistemas como WorldCat, da British Library e sistemas como Aleph etc.

          divulgar para bibliotecarios catalogadores - incluir campo para ORCID nos OPACs das bibliotecas

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

            Gracias por su sugerencia. Nos emociona mucho esta idea pero desgraciadamente no depende de nosotros. La decisión de integrar un ORCID iD al esquema MARC21 es de las Organizaciones que trabajan con MARC21 por lo que no podemos tomar esa decisión; sin embargo nos encantaría poder trabajar con cualquiera de las organizaciones que estuvieran de acuerdo en llevar esto acabo; lo anterior como parte del esfuerzo realizado en ORCID.
            De nuevo muchas gracias por su interés y sgerencia!
            Saludos,
            - Ana

          • 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

            • 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

              • 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 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 NIH has not worked with ORCID to create a tool like this for PubMed. However their European partner, Europe PubMed Central has. Europe PubMed Central includes articles from PubMed — see more about their database at https://europepmc.org/About

                  In the meantime, if a PubMed integration is something that you would like to see in addition to Europe PubMed Central, then let them know!

                  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.

                  • 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

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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 →
                              • 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 →
                                        • 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

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