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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
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      http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700

    • 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

      • To connect to Bibsonomy and Mendeley

        Allow Imports from Bibsonomy and Mendeley to fill the publication list

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

          Dear Sascha,

          Thanks for your comment!

          One of our goals in 2013 is to streamline the ORCID iD integration process to make it faster and easier to allow researchers to link between ORCID and repositories. In most cases these integrations cannot be done unilaterally, and require some level of cooperation with the repository. We will continue to work with the community to identify contacts in organizations with whom we can work to carry out these integrations. Stay tuned!

          -Laure

          Laurel L. Haak, PhD
          Executive Director, ORCID
          L.Haak@orcid.org
          +1-301-922-9062
          http://orcid.org
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        • 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 →
          • 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

              • 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

                • Link to Academia.edu

                  Well, If you consider to link to LinkedIn which is more a Professional than a Research network, why do not link to Academia.edu which is more Research and Science? All big players of science are in Academia, maybe in LinkedIn as well, I do not know. So, I think could be really useful to link this research network.

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

                    ORCID users include all researchers—academic, government, non-profit, commercial—who would benefit from a variety of linkages with other systems, including Linked In and Academia.edu.

                    There are a lot of possibilities. Part of what we’d like is for you -the research community- to recommend priorities. Where should we start? Why? And then provide guidance on the specifications of the integration. What fields, is there an ID to link with, etc.

                    As I have written in other posts, integrations require a collaboration between ORCID and the other organization. They involve system-to-system communication and cannot be performed unilaterally by ORCID. Help identifying contacts at priority organizations would be great.

                    Thanks. Keep your ideas coming!

                    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

                  • 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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                      18 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

                    • import publication from AMS Mathscinet

                      The AMS has a quite strong database of mathematical publication.
                      It could be integrated so that any author can import his/her pubblications without editing them manually

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

                        Enrico,

                        Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with other identifier schemes, profile systems, and repositories such as AMS Mathscinet is important.

                        Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do unilaterally. What would be especially helpful is a short specification of how ORCID should interact with AMS Mathscinet, and also information on who to contact at AMS 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

                      • Enable profile and publications import from Mendeley

                        Mendeley has an OAuth service. Maybe add "Login with Mendeley" in addition to Scopus profile import?

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

                          Update: Effective early 2016, the application at http://m2id.org which allowed syncing between Mendeley and ORCID has been taken offline.

                          We agree that integration with systems such as Mendeley is important, so that registrants can send works data between our systems.

                          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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                            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

                          • Allow scopus to orcid link to select papers based on pre-existing Scopus id number

                            The Scopus to orcid link, accessed either through Orcid or Scopus, does not appear to allow searching for publications based on a previously established Scopus id. This means that to set up papers in Orcid from Scopus the laborious process of re-selecting papers would have to be carried out rather than just importing previously defined sets of papers. This should be easy to fix.
                            As noted by another user, linking to Researcher ID also does not seem to import publications into Orcid.

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                              2 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 like SCOPUS Author ID and systems, such aResearcherID, is important.

                              Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. ORCID has been working with teams from SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters since before the Registry was launched in October.

                              Regarding SCOPUS, the current integration allows a user to select their SCOPUS ID and import papers associated with this iD. It would be helpful to get more clarification from you on how this workflow may be improved and we can pass it along to SCOPUS for their consideration.

                              Regarding Researcher ID, 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…

                            • Correct publication entries

                              Of the 4 papers that you were able to find, one of them has the author and conference editors conflated into the author entry. There needs to be a way to correct this sort of data error.

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

                                Thanks for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry. We agree that integration with repositories and streamlining the import process is important.

                                Integrating with another system requires a partnership; it is not something ORCID can do on its own. ORCID has been working with the CrossRef team for several months.

                                CrossRef just released a new API that will support a finer-grained search. We are working with CrossRef to improve the ORCID search interface and expect to have this in place in the next few months.

                                In addition to improving the search and import processes, ORCID also has in place processes and policies for managing data errors. These are detailed in our Privacy Policy, available here: http://about.orcid.org/privacy-policy. Please contact me if you have questions about the policy.

                                Stay tuned!

                                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

                                I just wanted to add a quick…

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

                                  Thank you for submitting your idea to improve the ORCID Registry.

                                  Linking of the ORCID iD to other identifier schemes and systems is one of our top priority items. That said, these integrations require a partnership. We are currently working with ISNI to develop the specifications to link with VIAF identifiers. We expect to have this specification completed by January and will be communicating with the ORCID community at that time about the expected timing of the rollout.

                                  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

                                • allow easy import of publication details and URLs from institutional repositories

                                  It would be quicker and easier for researchers to import works details from standard IR platforms such as Eprints eg. my own, at http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/author/Webster=3APeter=3A=3A.html

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                                    2 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 IR platforms and research works import methods is important.

                                    One of the questions we have is, with the number of different IR platforms, how to prioritize what is worked on first. Is there one or a few standards we can focus on supporting?

                                    Second, even with priorities identified, 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 or method and how ORCID should interact with it,
                                    • a lead organization and 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

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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…

                                    • 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

                                      • 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…

                                        • 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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                                            1 comment  ·  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 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

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