Great suggestion. This is on our list of things to do, it just doesn’t have a high priority. I’ve listed the idea as under review as we will need to have staff look into it further before we make any changes.
ORCID SupportMarkus Kuhn commented
A simple, public, read-only API (exactly like Jan suggested here) that requires no access token and simply returns the data already available on the public web page, but in JSON format, would make ORCID orders of magnitude more useful. In particular, it would make it possible to write very easy-to-use local tools, e.g. departmental CMS plugins that users can use to import their ORCID works list into their own home page. I don't want every user of such a plugin to have to set up an access token themselves first, and hard-wiring my own one in such an open-source tool also seems silly.
Why even have an access token to access public data? What purpose does it serve?Markus Kuhn supported this idea ·