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Why don't you add a photograph of the researcher

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    Subrata Biswas shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  AdminORCID (APAC) (ORCID Community Team, ORCID) responded  · 

    Apologies for the long silence on this topic. We spent a lot of time last year thinking through – with our Board – what ORCID is and is not.

    Many users think of ORCID primarily as a profile system and, although your ORCID record can be used in this way, that is not the primary goal. The most important thing about getting an ORCID iD is that, in addition to uniquely identifying you, it enables you to connect information from other systems to your record and to connect your ID with other identifiers, such as for publications, grants, organizations, etc. And this can increasingly happen via automatically (with your permission).

    We believe that allowing users to include a photo of themselves on their ORCID record will create further confusion about ORCID being a profile system, so we won’t be adding this functionality.

    Thanks for suggesting it and for all your comments – please continue to suggest how we can improve ORCID.

    Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement & Support

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