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What technology powers ORCID?

The ORCID Registry uses a PostgreSQL database, and we employ a SOLR search engine. Our software is developed using JAVA, and is released under an MIT Open Source Software license and distributed on GitHub at ORCID APIs use RESTful Web services, and responses are in XML and JSON.  The ORCID Registry is hosted on Rackspace. Our database table structure, APIs, sample code, documentation, and a sandbox are available for developers to test integration.

For more information see our API documentation at our Member Support Center.

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