An ORCID Update

We have a long relationship with ORCID and support what they do. We get a lot of questions about and interest in ORCID, so I decided to share some recent articles and blog posts about them.

Scholarly Kitchen LogoWhy Some Publishers are Requiring ORCID iDs for Authors: An Interview with Stuart Taylor, The Royal Society

Recently, several publishers have announced they will start requiring their authors to provide an ORCID iD. In this interview with the Scholarly Kitchen, Stuart Taylor of The Royal Society talks about why this is important. Here is an excerpt:

…it became clear to us that there would be great benefits to researchers and to science in general if they [ORCID iDs] were adopted by as many researchers and organizations as possible. We felt that we had a role to play, as a publisher, in driving adoption of ORCID by researchers and to use our influence in the scientific community more generally to spread the word.

 

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ORCID Blog Post, 1-5-2016

Laure Haak, the Executive Director of ORCID, wrote an excellent New Years blog post about their plans for 2016. If you are interested in, or following the future of ORCID, this is a must read. In the post, she talks about their three priorities:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Leadership
  3. Organizational Maturity

When writing about Leadership, Haak said:

We also need to continue to build momentum for adoption and integration. That means participation in industry initiatives, presentations at key conferences, clarifying ORCID messaging, and promoting the “how and why” of ORCID.

UK_Research_Council's_LogoRCUK: We’re now a member of ORCID

Funders are also starting to require their grant applicants to have an ORCID iD. Autism Speaks was the first funder to announce this in 2014. ORCID now says that 14 funders in six countries are members. In December, The Research Councils UK (RCUK) announced that they were becoming members of ORCID. In talking about using ORCID, their announcement said this:

As a researcher the ORCID iD is a bit like a fingerprint. It gives you a unique digital identity which can be kept throughout your career. This allows you to keep an on-going record of your scholarly activities even if you change research organisation or leave academia.

 

plumLast but not least, are you interested in how PlumX integrates with ORCID? PlumX supports ORCID by allowing researchers to build their profiles starting with their ORCID.

You can read more about it our ORCID integration in this blog post I wrote back in September 2014 when we announced our integration.

We also had a poster at the ORCID Spring 2015 Outreach meeting in Barcelona.

If you have any questions about how we integrate with ORCID please send us an email.

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