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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 https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about ORCID

  1. Is ORCID a commercial operation? Is ORCID run by publishers? How is ORCID governed?
  2. Where is ORCID located?
  3. How are new features decided?
  4. Does ORCID use my data to support advertising services?
  5. How does ORCID handle privacy?
  6. Is there a fee to register for an ORCID iD? Do I need to be a member to register?
  7. What are the ORCID principles?
  8. What does "ORCID" stand for?
  9. How do I stay in touch with the latest developments?
  10. Is ORCID interoperable with national, institutional, and other identity systems?
  11. What is the organizational structure of ORCID, Inc.?
  12. How do I become an ORCID member? Are there fees involved?
  13. What are ORCID's data security policies?
  14. What can I do if I have concerns about data in the Registry?
  15. What technology powers ORCID?
  16. What is the relationship between ISNI and ORCID?
  17. How do I or how does my organization get involved with ORCID?
  18. How often does ORCID hold community outreach meetings?
  19. What is the relationship between the ORCID Initiative and ORCID, Inc.?
  20. What is your data model?
  21. Can ORCID send a technician to help us with our implementation?
  22. Why isn’t there more metadata in the ORCID record? Do you support Dublin Core?
  23. Can we data-mine abstract or full text information through the ORCID API?
  24. Why aren’t ORCID records complete? Who curates ORCID records? Can ORCID de-duplicate my author database?
  25. How do you keep the ORCID Registry secure?
  26. How do I get the public data file?
  27. Why do organizations use ORCID records?
  28. Number of ORCID iDs

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