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  1. 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

      • 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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          1 comment  ·  * 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…

        • 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

          • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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                      2 comments  ·  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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