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  1. Better author search capabilities - based on name not hard to remember ORCID ID

    Am seeing occasional ORCID ID field (e.g. at NPG review submission pages) but a lookup directory based on last name would greatly assist in scanning for the right person. Perhaps include 2or more fields - e.g. surname, location, field?

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

      How our partners look up ORCID iDs depends on their local systems. ORCID has an API that we encourage our members to use for this purposed. With the API, instead of having a researcher enter their iD directly, the researcher is directed to log into the ORCID site and once logged is returned to the member’s site with their iD. While we would like everyone to use this authentication system to gather iDs, it is up to the member to implement it

    • add "University of Maryland, College Park" to the list of institutions

      There are a number of University of Maryland campuses in your list, including "University of Maryland, University College" in Adelphi, Maryland. But the main campus (in College Park, Maryland) is missing from your list.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        The list of organizations under the Education and Employment section of ORCID records, is not maintained by ORCID, but instead is a list provided by Ringgold, an organization that specializes in identifiers for organizations. For more information see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/276884

        If an organization is missing from the data you can contact Ringgold directly to correct it, and it will be updated in the ORCID Registry once we receive an updated file from them. The best way to report errors is by filling in the Search Feedback form found in the top menu bar at www.openidentify.com.

        However, I do see “University of Maryland at College Park” listed as an organization, which I think is what you are looking for. The order of organizations in the list is determined by their popularity so if what you are looking for is not on the initial list try typing in the full…

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

          Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We are working on adding additional import tools.

          But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

          -Shaun
          ORCID Support

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

            Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We would be very interest in creating an integration with inspire.net

            But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If you can provide us with a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration we can look into this further.

            Thanks,
            -Catalina
            ORCID Support

          • Incorporate agencies

            Please try to incorporate various national and international funding agencies. Make teams of resarchers as per their respective countries so that they can talk and provide tha relevant data

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

              Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We are working on adding funding agencies now and will release functionality to list grants on an ORCID record later this year.

              But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If there is a specific funding agency you suggest we partner we can contact this. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

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

                Thank you for your idea. ORCID has posted its code in an open source repository on GitHub, and also provides a Public API, in addition to a member API. Using these resources Klout can easily pull public information from ORCID to support their interface. A similar example is Impact Story (impactstory.org), which pulls publication information from ORCID as an initial step in generating usage statistics.

                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

              • Import works from JSTOR

                Provide open source to jstor and other free journals on line without having to leave the site

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                  0 comments  ·  Connections with other systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • To connect with Scientific Networks and Reference Managers.

                  The number of online networks are increasing very rapidly these days in scientific community, e.g. Mendeley, ResearchGate, Academia, Nature Network and many others. Are we going to connect any of them with this awesome ORCID database ?

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

                    Colin,

                    Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other identifier schemes, profile systems, and research networks is important. ORCID has been working with Launch Partners, members, and other organizations to embed ORCID iDs—directly in the ORCID user interface and through authentication with external systems.

                    Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. What would be especially helpful is your take on how to prioritize which systems and schemes to integrate with, as well as how to integrate—what is the information that should be shared between the systems or schemas?

                    Also helpful would be any information you may have on who to contact at the various organizations so that we can get the ball rolling on establishing a relationship.

                    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

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

                      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 LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn, and also contact information for a person at LinkedIn to explore this further.

                      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

                    • ORCID does find only 5 of over 30 publications. Make it better, use ISBN numbers

                      David Picard has published 1 research monograph, 5 edited books, and around 30 articles in peer-reviewed listed journals and edited books. ORCID, which the Portuguese National Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) uses to track references and assess publication track records does only find FIVE (5!!!) of these publications. Only one of the major book contributions, and none of the publications with German and French publishers are mentioned. ORCID is totally inadequate as a tool for this kind of assessment exercise. Google Scholar, equally with numerous shortcomings (e.g. books are frequently attributed to their reviews which contain the book title in…

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

                        Hi,

                        We agree that integration with other systems that allow the look up and import of books by ISBN numbers would be a great addition to the ORCID Registry.

                        Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. We’re actively working with OCLC to create a tool to do this and would be very interested in working with any other organizations that has a database of books to build a search and link wizard with ORCID. If you have a suggestion of another oranganiztion to build this integration with and also contact information for who within that organization to partner with to carry out the integration we can look into it.

                        For your 30 peer reviewed articles I would suggest checking for them using the multiple tools under the Link Works button on your ORCID record. The Scopus author tool may…

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                          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 Facebook 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 Facebook, and also contact information for a person at Facebook to explore this further. If you could provide us with that information we’d be excited to start looking into this opportunity.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Importing from online thesis databases

                          What about searching the/importing from online thesis databases? The citation info for theses should be publicly (and freely) available. It clearly requires a lot of work in both SW and business development and I presume you already thought of it, but brought it up, just in case... :)

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

                            Just wanted to update you to let you know EThOS has an import to ORCID tool that has been released in beta at http://ethos-orcid.appspot.com/ which you may want to look into.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina


                            Creating import options for online thesis and dissertation databases is a great idea, and one we’re working on. We’ve been working with a few databases, like EThOS in the UK, to create these links and hopefully will have them available soon. If there’s a particular database you’re interested in, let us know who to contact there we can follow up with them to try and make a link.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • refine the filtering of possible publications based on those i've flagged

                            if i've only identified articles from astronomy journals, why are you only showing me (or allowing me to filter only on) biology journals? Would be lovely if you could import from ADS: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/

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

                              Hi,

                              ORCID doesn’t provide a list of publications or offer filtering by journals. You may have been using an import wizard tool provided by one of our members to add articles to your ORCID record, but you will need to contact the provider of that tool directly to get more information on how their filtering works.

                              As for creating a partnership with ADS to import works we are always interested in new systems to link to ORCID. But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. Please provide us a short specification describing the system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration and we can follow up with ADS.

                              Best,
                              -Catalina
                              ORCID Support

                            • Import publications from myNCBI

                              In the US, many biomedical research institutions are requiring faculty and staff to create myNCBI accounts with updated bibliography matched to NIH grants to ensure compliance with the NIH open publication policy (i.e., submission to PubMed Central). Linking ORCID to myNCBI would obviate duplication of effort in maintaining a complete list of works.

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

                                THe NIH ScienCV platform, used as an entry-portal for grant applications, will be launching in July 2013, and includes collection of ORCID identifiers. This is one part of linking your research activities to your NIH record. In addition, PubMed accepts ORCID iDs from publishers. So, if you include your ORCID iD in your manuscript at the time of submission, you can use your ORCID record to keep ScienCV publication data up-to-date. ORCID has also been proposed as a component of two proposals for managing open-access reporting in the US (SHARE and CHORUS). We will keep the community updated as new interoperable nodes are implemented.

                                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

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                                • Include study registration

                                  in order to secure transparency, studies (clinical trials and observational studies) shall be registred at clintrial.gov, as post authorisation studies in EU shal be regired at the EU PAS registry (now at the ENCePP site). it would make a lot of sense to use ORCID at such places. It will also make it much more unique and easy to use the ORCID in the submission forms - much time is used on checking peoples names and other details, where ORCID could do the trick.

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

                                    Partnering ORCID with clintrial.gov and other study registries is a fantastic idea. But integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. If there is a specific study registry you think ORCID should work with now, we can contact them. Please provide us a short specification describing their system and how ORCID should interact with it, and also contact information for who within the organization to partner with to carry out the integration.

                                    Thanks,
                                    -Catalina
                                    ORCID Support

                                  • Encourage partners like ISI/Scopus to actively fill in any missing DOI's in their records to allow those articles to be linked to an ORCID.

                                    If the DOI/ORCID pair is the key element that 3rd party systems will use to build systems off, then maximizing the presence of DOI in places like Web of Science, Scopus etc will better enable that process. Presumably it would better enable de-duplication of records in the cases where e.g. Scopus provided a DOI in the record but WoS did not.

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

                                      Iain,

                                      Many thanks for your comments.

                                      While our preference is to link the persistent ORCID iD to other persistent iDs such as DOI/URL pairs, it is not a prerequisite for linking works to one’s ORCID record. Those works that may not have a persistent iD may be added manually.

                                      That said, ORCID’s mission focus in on persistent identifiers for researchers. We will continue to work with the community to identify and when possible use other identifiers critical for creating interoperable systems. We are partners with CrossRef, and we are part of the ODIN project in the EU to determine best practices for data DOIs. There are other types information for which persistent identifiers are also important—for example, identifiers for organizations, or funders. We are watching developments in this area, and welcome your suggestions.

                                      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

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

                                        In principle, it is technically feasible to be able to search any repository and link works to an ORCID record. However, ORCID cannot do this integration unilaterally; it requires cooperation between ORCID and the repository. We do post our APIs and documentation and make a sandbox available for integration testing. And, this year we plan to work on creating standard frameworks so that the integration process is streamlined.

                                        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

                                      • to collaborate with ReaD&Researchmap in Japan (http://researchmap.jp)

                                        "ReaD & Researchmap" , operated by Japanese government, has more than 200,000 researchers' CV on the site. It would be great if we can import publication data and etc into ORiD from "ReaD & Researchmap and vice versa.

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                                          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 ReaD and ResearchMap a reality.

                                          Linking with other systems is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. We need to 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 ReaD and ResearchMap, and also contact information for a person in the Japanese government to explore this further.

                                          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

                                        • Let people draw information from WoS

                                          Just like the Scopus import, just from WoS... Maybe be linking to a page which searched for your name and affiliation.

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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 Web of Science, is important.

                                            Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. Thomson Reuters has been working with ORCID as a Launch Partner, and is in the process of rolling out integrations with their Researcher ID and Scholar One Manuscripts systems.

                                            You can currently link your ResearcherID record to your ORCID ID, and in January Thomson Reuters will be rolling out an interface to import publications from your Researcher ID record into your ORCID record. For now, this will be the primary way to import publications from Web of Science. We are also working on streamlining the import to ORCID from a BibTex file.

                                            In addition, Thomson Reuters is working to collect ORCID iD metadata from publishers—this will ensure that users…

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