include gender

Not planned

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  • Ana Cardoso

    Hi,

    While I can understand your reason for wanting to know a researcher's gender, ORCID isn't the right system to collect that information. ORCID records are specifically designed not to collection personally identifiable information (other than email address). The information on an ORCID record is about the career and research of an individual; ORCID is about linking the researcher to their research-outputs, not providing personal details. Other services that offer profiles for researchers would be a better service for recording someone's gender.

    Best,
    -Catalina
    ORCID Support

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  • Lee Raye
    I also think ORCID records should add an optional field for gender. In academia we regularly have to talk about people in the third person "Her research suggests that...". It is not always possible to know someone's preferred pronoun (e.g. "he", "she", "they"). This is not just if the researcher has a gender-neutral name, but also if they are transgender. Having the gender or, especially, a pronoun listed would be very useful. Lee Raye Tutor Swansea University
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  • John Roddick

    I can understand that Orcid is about track records but unfortunately rankings such as Leiden are using gender-guessing software (they have no other choice) and are then publishing rankings based on it.  You say that "other services that offer profiles for researchers would be a better service for recording someone's gender" but Orcid has a unique position in the academic world and that needs to be acknowledged.  Please reconsider.

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