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  1. 6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the suggestion. We do think this is a good idea, however it’s somewhat complicate for us to add an additional cookie to our cookie policy which is needed to offer this option. I’m making this idea as under reivew while we consider this. In the meantime you may want to look into using a browser that will automatically remember your username.

      Best,
      -Catalina
      ORCID Support

    • add Artist or Illustrator to Role

      the images in articles are important scientific works as well.

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        0 comments  ·  Research Activities-Works  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Could you try to add Bluebook citation format as an option for works?

        Bluebook is not offered as an option for citation format but it is common among legal scholars.

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

          The previous response did not address this suggestion, so we will re-open it.

          We have added Bluebook citation formats to our list of improvements to consider in the future for the ORCID Registry.

          At present, you can use “unspecified” for bluebook citations.

          Warm regards,
          ORCID Community Engagement and Support

          The list of work types offered in ORCID is from the CASRAI Output Standards, which you can find out more about at http://dictionary.casrai.org/research-personnel-profile/contributions/outputs.
          Rather than trying to maintain an inclusive list of work-types, ORCID has decided to use this vocabulary so we can focus on our main goal of providing unique identifiers. As the CASRAI vocabulary is updated, we will also update the work-type options in ORCID.

          Best,
          -Shaun
          ORCID Support

        • Clarify if an ORCID represent an individual as a person or just as a researcher

          It should be made clear (in the FAQ?) what an ORCID represent. It is currently unclear if it represents a person, or just that person while acting as a researcher.

          My best guess is the second - so it would be somewhat wrong for me to use my ORCID when describing the creator of my family photos.

          It is also currently somewhat unclear if an ORCID defines the same person under multiple names (I understand it does, but only because I added both my names for my ORCID)

          The discussion at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2013Mar/0038.html highlights the need for clarity on such aspects…

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

            An ORCID iD can be used with any works or activities you want, and it can represent whatever you think makes the sense to integrate with your own research. For many of our users that is just their professional works but it is up to each researcher to decide what to include their ORCID iD on.

            We do agree that the FAQ could be increased to address issues like names more directly and will look into adding to it.

          • Default "email" privacy level to "limited"

            I am working in entegrating an external service to ORCID, by letting local users authenticate via ORCID's OAuth.
            Since we keep track of user email address, it would be extremely handy if by default email addresses were available in ORCID's profile, so that third party services like ours could match local users with existing profiles.

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

              This is a great suggestion, but one that needs review before we can act on it. As ORCID is an international undertaking we have to comply with privacy regulations in numerous countries, some of which affect how we are able to share email address, even with trusted parties.

              Warm regards,
              ORCID Community Team

            • orcid badge for website

              code for sharing the orcid profile via a web badge

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

                Just to give an update on this project:

                We have a demo of the ORCID badge widget that you can test by going to https://orcid.org/my-orcid?widget and clicking on the link to “Share your ORCID iD on other sites.”

                Some of the feedback that we’ve received thus far is that it is quite large, and that it does not coincide with current iD display guidelines.

                We expect to return to this project after we have finished deployment of the 2.0 API and have released the updated display guidelines in 2017.

                If you have any feedback on this feature please let us know either here or at support@orcid.org

                Warm regards,
                ORCID Community Team

              • Implement client-side OAuth authentication

                So that client-side (usually Javascript) applications can interact with the ORCID API, please support client-side OAuth authentication.

                Google's developer site has a good overview of how it should work: https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/OAuth2UserAgent

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                  0 comments  ·  API Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mark up lists of works with metadata

                  Lists of works should be marked up with metadata; unAPI, ideally, COinS at a minimum.

                  This will be more easily done if the "<a href="http://support.orcid.org/forums/175591-orcid-ideas-forum/suggestions/3266048-metadata-for-publications-should-be-entered-using-">Metadata for publications should be entered using a form _not_ free text</a>" ticket is implemented.

                  See <a href="http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/27247/orcid-profiles/#Comment_143596">prior discussion at the Zotero forums</a>

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                    7 comments  ·  * Metadata/Data Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      2 comments  ·  Collaboration Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks again for your suggestion to improve the ORCID Registry.

                      To update, contributors is a field that organizations posting funding information can add to funding items on the ORCID record. (See the XSD for fundings: https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source/blob/master/orcid-model/src/main/resources/record_2.0/funding-2.0.xsd )

                      In addition, contributorship is something that we hope to improve on the ORCID Registry in 2017 as a part of implementing Project CRediT: https://trello.com/c/mBcwieED/10

                      We’ll update you as we get further into this project. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions or comments about contributors in fundings data.

                      Warm regards,
                      ORCID Community Team

                    • make the site validate correctly with W3C

                      ORCID pages do not seem to be valid HTML5 according to
                      http://validator.w3.org

                      E.g. mine reports many errors, mostly unescaped & symbols and img tags without alt text, which should both be fairly easy to fix, http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Forcid.org%2F0000-0002-7676-7860

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                        8 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Roles in the "add manually" section

                        Can you include "Acknowledged" or "Contributor" to the roles dropdown so you can claim papers you helped with, but didn't qualify for authorship

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

                          We’ve combined a couple suggestions about researcher roles into this idea where we can keep you updated with progress. ORCID is planning to review the role options that we capture and how those roles are displayed shortly. We will be including all the ideas proposed in the forum in that review and will provide an update once that review is done. If you have any more suggestions for roles please leave them as a comment on this idea.

                          Best,
                          -Catalina
                          ORCID Support

                        • Link "Grant" entries with "Work" entries

                          This feature will ease the identification of the outcome from funded research, for the stakeholders.

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

                            Hi,

                            Just letting you know that we’re moving this suggestion from Postposed to planned as it is something we want to start working on this year. We’re still in the early phases of figuring out the best way to link Works and Grants but we’ll keep you updated as we make progress on this feature.

                            Best,
                            -Catalina
                            ORCID Support

                          • One keywords database

                            Let the users to choose the keywords / workfields from the list to avoid multiple entries like "Si" and "Silicon"

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

                              Thanks for the suggestion. We’re working on adding functionality that encourages common values in various free text entry fields in ORCID, such as keywords. Our working plan is to “seed” the list of possibilities with values that we may expect to be there. As a user types an answer, suggestions from this list are provided. When a user enters a value that isn’t part of the original list, it will become a part of the list when a certain number of people have entered the same value. These added entries then behave the same way as the seeded list does.

                              This way, there is an organically growing list of expected fields, and the user is more likely to choose from this list because the interface will autocomplete for the user, but the user is not confined to existing values.

                              We’re hoping to have this function available in six months…

                            • Login state should be consistent throughout the site

                              Once a user logs in, the "My ORCID Record" will correctly display options for logged-in users (such as "sign out" the sign out link).

                              From there, click on the ORCID logo will bring you to the about.orcid.org page, which looks as though you have to log in again. For instance, the "sign out" button is replaced by a "sign in" button. The user also loses the links to their "My ORCID Record" page.

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

                                Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

                                This occurs because there are actually two sites: The ORCID Registry (into which you sign in) and a static ORCID website.

                                We do want the sign-in state to stay consistent as you move throughout the ORCID site and are planning this as part of our interface upgrade. We’ll update this thread as we have further information.

                                Warm regards,
                                ORCID Community Team

                              • Correct apostrophied author names in Scopus import

                                My surname contains an apostrophe. After importing from SCOPUS, all of my papers have my surname as O\'Boyle.

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

                                  We are still working on this issue. We’ve corrected it with Scopus so no more errors like this will be imported in the Registry and are now working on clean up existing records with this problem.

                                  Sorry for our delay in responding to this bug. We are working to correct this error, but the developer we’ve worked with at Scopus has been on long term leave so we haven’t been able to resolve the issue as quickly as we had hoped. I will update you when this bug is fixed and I appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

                                  Best,
                                  -Catalina
                                  ORCID Support

                                • Search text should remain in the search box to facilitate revision and connect the user to the search results

                                  The search string should remain in the search box so that it is easier for users to revise a search and to also help them make sense of the search results.

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                                      0 comments  ·  ORCID User Interface Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for RIS-formatted citations

                                      The site currently has support for BibTeX and human-readable formatted citation formats. Add the ability to enter citations in RIS format.

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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. Starting the week of Nov 12, and continuing weekly through December the Registry Stability Working Group will meet to help us prioritize all the functions and bugs that have been submitted, at that time you might see the status of your idea change after the Working Group assigns it a priority. While we want to get to every suggestion, our limited staff time means that some features will have to wait until future development cycles. The full process of how an idea turns into an active part of the ORCID Registry is described in the article How are new features decided?

                                        ORCID works with the involvement and support of the community, and we appreciate your taking the time to help make the Registry better. In the three weeks since our launch, we’ve received a lot of great suggestions for the…

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