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

      Great suggestions. You can currently add links to any of your profiles like Scopus or Google Scholar by adding them in the webpage section of ORCID, more information on that is at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/148142-linking-to-websites. But we’re hoping to create a process for adding a verified external ID with more organizations, like Google, in the future, which is why I’ve postponed this idea. Once we are able to start work on this I’ll update the idea to keep you informed.

      Best,
      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • It would be great to group the publications in different categories:books, journals and congress

      For application of certain grants they only want journal publications rather than books. Therefore it would be greate to have the posibility to group the publications in 3 diferent categories:
      journals ( full length, letters, reviews...etc)
      books( chapters etc...)
      congress( posters, oral presentations...etc)

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        0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • RSS ORCID ID works

        ¿Will be possible to create an RSS in the ORCID ID profile works?. That will be abble to integrate our works in ORCID for blogs, web, etc.

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          3 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks to everyone for their interest.

          This is not currently on our development plan at the time.

          A team member has created an open-source applications that you can use to generate a lists of works on an ORCID record. Find it at https://github.com/ORCID/orcid-js

          In addition, a member of the community has shared their own application to generate data from a specified ORCID record using fetch(): https://github.com/mikecrabb/ORCID.js

          Warm regards,
          The ORCID Team

        • Reduce page reloads for version edits

          Currently editing record data is a pretty tedious task, because each single edit reloads the whole recordset. Even if an editing is canceled, the page will reloaded anyway.

          I guess the point of the reloading is to make sure new/edited identifiers are merged. Probably this could be done in a more dynamic way with Javascript?

          Or how about one of these:

          - Don't reload if no identifier was added/changed
          - Just make the user aware that mergings will only be executed on a page reload (like with a popup/floating message á la "Press to load updated record view")

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

            Thanks for the suggestion.
            This is a grat idea!

            However, this development will be in our long term planning, unfortunately, right now we just don’t have the staff to make this suggestion happened so it will be postponed for now.

            Warm regards,
            ORCID Community Engagement and Support

          • New articles should be uploaded

            The new articles if uploaded will enable researches to have an up to date references

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

              Thanks for the suggestion, this is something we are working on.

              Right now our API only lets organizations add publications to your profile immediately after you grant them permission. We do plan to change this so, if a researcher gives permission, an organization can keep updating their ORCID record anytime there is a new work to add. However, this development is in our long term planning, so this suggestion is postponed for now, hopefully I’ll be back with an update later this year.

            • Improve acessibiity of the website by increasing text/ background contrast

              The pale-grey in white text of the website, and the grey-on grey of the search bar, are almost unreadable to me. The contrast between the foreground and background colours fails to meet basic web accessibility criteria (WCAG 2.0). Please change the colours/ shades so that the text is more easy to read. I can advise further if required.

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                1 comment  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Andy,

                Thanks for the suggestion. You’re not the first one to asked for increase contrasted on the ORCID site, though this design did go through extensive testing with the original webdesign team.

                Unfortunately, right now we just don’t have the staff to make large scale changes to the website design. Next year we’re hoping to have the budget to hire a webdesign firm to help with a major overhaul to the ORCID website which will include reevaluating our font and color choices.

                For now I’m marking this idea as postponed which will give you your votes back until we can actually start work on this.

                Best,
                -Catalina
                ORCID Support

              • Offer Atom, JSON, RDF, and plain XML representations

                When I have an ORCID ID, I want to be able to request data in other formats besides HTML. I'd love to request an Atom feed of publications for a person with an ORCID ID, but also to get these data as JSON, RDF (whatever format) and plain XML. So far the only API description I've seen sorta relates to search, and this is different. It's about machine-readable data for a given ORC ID

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

                  Thanks for your suggestion. Currently ORCID offers data in XML and JSON, for more information about those retreiving data in those formats see http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/132271-retreiving-data-with-the-public-api. We recognize the benefit of adding additional format types to for API calls, however, with the limited staff of ORCID we are not able to take on every project we want to, and are unable to fit this project into our current roadmap. We don’t think that we’ll be able to get to this idea for several months, so we’re putting it into the "postponed” category so that you can have your votes back to indicate your interest in other ideas. We will take another look once we get through other ideas that are on our list.

                  If you are interested in seeing what we are currently working on, we invite you to take a look at our development boards at https://trello.com/orcid2. Please…

                • Import in formats other than BibTeX

                  It would be nice to be able to import publications in formats other than BibTeX. While at the moment I'm thinking specifically of Medline (the only format I can export my NCBI bibliography in), that as well as several other formats such as EndNote, RefMan, etc. are common and well documented, should be relatively easy to add, and may not suffer from the problems others are reporting for BibTeX imports.

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

                    Hi,

                    Thanks for the suggestion. The way imports in ORCID work is we link with third party systems or databases to import information, and as part of that import the information is transformed from it’s local XML format to ORCID Messages XML. We don’t offer any tools that user to directly load information in any XML format.

                    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.

                  • changing the order of entries under education

                    As far as I can see, the only options to order entries under 'education' are by 'date' (which here means 'start date') or 'title'. It would be nice if one could sort entries individually (dragging entries up and down the list, for example), or - as a minimum - if one could sort entries by 'completion date' rather than 'start date'.

                    For example, I did my PhD from 1994-1998, and in between completed a Master during a year abroad (1995-1996). Since the start date of the Master was after the start date of the PhD, the Master now features at…

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

                      Hi,

                      Thanks for the suggestion. I’m marking this as postponed as it won’t be something we can get to in the near future. While we agree a way to manually sort information on records would be useful, the development work required to make that happen is significant and we’re currently focused on other new features for the ORCID Registry.

                      Best,
                      -Catalina
                      ORCID Support

                    • Work with diacritics

                      It would appear useful if the search is able to provide additionally to exactly given names also their equivalents after converting diacritics to the 'basic' characters. Example: Eliáš --> Elias. This may be tried automatically or offered to the user for filling in a special, new field. I would like to have the exact names in the database and in the same time to be found by people skipping such a detail like a vs. á. Thanks & Best Regards, Mojmír Eliáš (Mojmir Elias)

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

                        Hi,

                        This is a great suggestion, it’s just not one we’re able to address in the immediate future. We’re currently working on releasing a a number of new features to the ORCID registry before the end of the year, and we don’t have the developer time to devote to redesigning our search right now. However, we really like your suggestion and will try to get to it when we have more time. (As a start-up ORCID has limited staff, so it can be hard for us to get to every project as soon as we would like to.)

                        Best,
                        -Catalina

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                          0 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for this interesting idea. Using the Gravatar feature more extensively could be a great addition to ORCID and possibly solve another idea to add photographs of researchers (see http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3318444-why-don-t-you-add-a-photograph-of-the-researcher) However, we don’t think we’ll be able to find a way to use the Gravatar feature more thoroghly in the near future. As we won’t get to this idea for several months we’re putting it into the "postpone” category so that you can have your votes back to indicate your interest in other ideas. We will take another look once we get through several other ideas that are on our list.

                          If you are interested in seeing what we are currently working on, we invite you to take a look at our development boards at https://trello.com/orcid2. Please contact us if you have any questions.

                          Laura,
                          Laura Paglione
                          Technical Director ORCID

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

                            Thanks for the suggestion. We like the idea of exporting ORCID records in many formats including HTML, but it is outside of our current scope. Right now we’re focused on building more connections between ORCID and other system and completing planned functionality, like grants and affiliations. I’ve marked this idea as postponed since we won’t be able to get to it in the near future, but we will reconsider it once we’ve accomplished our immediate goals.

                            Thanks,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • Track ORCID updates of coauthors

                            Basically, when one of your update their ORCID, you can evaluate if you want to update yours as well with their same entry.

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

                              This feature, or something similar is on our long term plan. The ORCID Registry does allow for the capture of ORCID iDs of co-authors and we plan to build more functionality around this. But right now we are focused on fixing bugs and basic functionality (like affiliations and grants). We will come back to this idea once we’re achieved our immediate goals.

                            • Honour q parameter in accept headers

                              This is a bit of a nitpick tbh.

                              The API does not honour the q parameter on accept headers. It will incorrectly return return application/orcid+xml when sent Accept headers in the form:

                              curl -H 'Accept: application/orcid+json, */*;q=0.1' 'http://pub.orcid.org/search/orcid-bio?q=digital-object-ids:10.1087/20120404';

                              It's fairly easy to get around by ONLY accepting application/orcid+json but some clients (like jQuery ajax) will add the */*;q=0.1 to the accept types by default even when you ask them to accept only a certain mime type.

                              (at least that's my reading of how accept headers should work http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html - I'm happy to be corrected here)

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

                                This is a great suggestion and something we’d like to fix, but I’m not sure when we will have the time to get to it. Right now the ORCID team is focused on fixing major bugs and rolling out promised features and we won’t be able to address this suggestion for many months. But we appreciate the feedback and do want to implement your suggestion; I’m marking this idea as postponed until we are able to add it to our development timeline.

                              • Wikipedia profile links

                                Allow people to include a link to their Wikipedia profile, to verify that an ORCID ID asserted on that profile (using Wikipedia's {{Authority control}} or {{ORCID}} templates) is genuine. The link should include a rel="me" attribute.

                                Allow for links to non-English Wikipedias.

                                Possibly do like wise for profiles on other Wikimedia projects, such as Wikimedia Commons.

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                                  2 comments  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for this idea. We think its really neat but we won’t have a chance to work on rel=“me” attributes in the near future as we’re still fixing bugs from our launch and adding basic functionality. We do want to look into this eventually, and you’re not the only one who has suggested we use rel=“me”, but it will take months before we can get to it, so I’m giving this idea a Postponed status. This way you can have your votes back for other ideas.

                                  Thanks,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

                                • Put my creditname in the url of my public orcid author page

                                  We are humans and want to see our name in url's.
                                  for example this could be a solid approach:
                                  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9066-0798/wmijnhardt

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

                                    Thanks for your suggestion. We think adding credit names to our URLs is a really interesting idea. However, with the limited staff of ORCID we are not able to take on every project we want to, and we are unable to fit this into our current nine month roadmap. Though we won’t be able to work on this idea for several months we want to keep it on the idea list for future consideration so we’re putting it into the "postponed” category. This way you can also have your votes back to indicate your interest in other ideas. We will take another look once we get through several other ideas that are on our list.

                                    If you are interested in seeing what we are currently working on, we invite you to take a look at our development boards at https://trello.com/orcid2. Please contact us if you have any questions.

                                    Laura,…

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

                                      This is a great suggestion and one that’s on our long-term goal list. We haven’t determined the best way to list other authors, but likely we will have all authors reference a single work record before adding tags. Our Works Metadata working group will be taking up this issue soon, but it may take a year or more before we can add it to the interface.

                                      Best,
                                      -Catalina
                                      ORCID Support

                                    • Last Update Date

                                      Place a last updated date in the personal ORCID Profile, so a user can view the date of the last update to a particular ORCID Profile. And not just an API.

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                                        1 comment  ·  ORCID Record - Personal Information  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This is a good suggestion and one we could do. It’s not high on our development list as we’re really focused on new functionality now, so I’m marking the idea as postponed, but we will get to it after completing our current projects. As you noted, this information is currently available if you use the API (member or public) to retrieve an ORCID record.

                                        Best,
                                        -Catalina
                                        ORCID Support

                                      • What about considering Teaching Credits and Referee Work too?

                                        Most of the teaching credits can be easily verified/uploaded using official protocol numbers released by Universities or other Academical Institutions.

                                        I am not sure the same could be done for referee work...?

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

                                          Adding an option for teaching credits is a really interesting idea, but it’s not in our current scope. Right now we are focused on planned functionality (like grants and patents) and improving integrations between ORCID and other systems. Once we have that complete we can look at additional options to include, like teaching credits.

                                          I’ve passed on your idea about referee work to our Metadata Working Group, they are reevaluating the options we list for role in a work and can consider adding Referee there.

                                          Thanks for great suggestion,
                                          -Catalina
                                          ORCID Support

                                        • Make manual seach happen

                                          Sorry but adding the info about your papers manually seems really backwards, I will leave this site now. What a waste of time.
                                          Why can't I add articles with the pubmed ID or DOI and that then grabs all the info?

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

                                            You have a great suggestion, but one that is hard to build as it involves searching and transferring data between multiple databases. While we hope to build better import tools soon, they are not on our current development plan. For now we suggest you look at CrossRef’s new search tool at http://search-dev.labs.crossref.org/. It will let you search by DOI and has an option to import result into your ORCID record.

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