Brief overview of ORCID


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  • Previous experience at University of Illinois as assistant dean overseeing professional development, thesis deposit, and academic policy for 10,000 graduate students and postdoctoral affairs for about 600 postdocs.
  • Why people? Because names are not enough to be able to distinguish whether it is one person or many who made a set of contributions. This issue of ambiguity arises from names shared by many people, changing names during a career, or variations of a name that appear due to transliteration, expression in multiple character sets, or cultural preferences in how a name is used. We cannot use names to distinguish one person from another, to accurately discover work, acknowledge contributions, or measure impact. ORCID is a community-based initiative focused on solving the problem of name ambiguity by providing an open registry for researchers and scholars to obtain a unique and persistent identifier.
  • Encourage you to go to our integrators page to learn more about what our members are doing!
  • You’re probably watching this webinar because you have some interest in the outcomes tracking of graduate students or postdocs. The main role that ORCID can play in outcomes tracking is disambiguation. We might actually have the data we want, but we can’t have confidence in it, because we can distinguish one John Smith from another. Or what about this female researcher who changed her name? ORCID is a standard that is used between systems, helping all of us to have confidence about our information.Secondly, organizations and researchers can get access to ORCID information. Member organizations receive regular reports. But in addition, ORCID is non-profit, open, and community-driven organization. We also release a public data file of all data contributed or claimed by researchers. This is all of the information about affiliations, publications, and more—that researchers have agreed to make publicly available.
  • I want to enlist your help in encouraging early career researchers to claim their ORCID identifiers. While we are talking today about the benefits to organizations—and how ORCID can help us with outcomes tracking, our first goal is to help improve systems for researchers. The people who will receive the greatest benefits—and conveniences—are researchers who claim their ORCID iDs, and use them, from early in their careers—at the point that they begin producing knowledge. For most researchers, this is in graduate school. In some cases, they may be undergraduates. Their ORCID iD is a part of their scholarly identity. They should claim their iDs and use them—when they submit manuscripts, publish a dataset, or submit a grant application. We also encourage them to display it in their email signatures, CVs, and elsewhere. ORCID iDs are always free for researchers, and it takes about 30 seconds for a researcher to claim their ORCID identifier. And as you’ll hear from Gail Clement, institutions can also use the API to encourage ORCID adoption by creating ORCID identifiers for their researchers—including graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.
  • Many of you may be interested ORCID membership and what it offers. Organizations must become members in order to use the Member API, which offers them the ability to share information between systems.
  • Brief overview of ORCID

    1. 1. orcid.orgContact Info: p. +1-301-922-9062 a. 10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20817 USA Identification of Early Career Researchers: How Universities and Funding Organizations are Using ORCID 23 April 2014 Webinar
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda 2 • Welcome, introductions, and brief introduction to ORCID Rebecca Bryant, ORCID • The adoption of ORCID identifiers by funding organizations Walter Schaffer, NIH • Challenges and benefits of using ORCID for early career researchers and research organizations Melanie Sinche, Harvard University • Encouraging the adoption and use of ORCID iDs by graduate students and postdocs Gail Clement, Texas A&M University • Q&A
    3. 3. Introduction to ORCID Rebecca Bryant, PhD Director of Community, ORCID 3881 @ORCID_ORG 3
    4. 4. Why we need a persistent identifier J. Å. S. Sørensen J. Aa. S. Sørensen J. Åge S. Sørensen J. Aage S. Sørensen J. Åge Smærup Sørensen J. Aage Smaerup Sørensen 4 • Common names • Multiple names/transliterations • Name changes, esp. for women
    5. 5. What is ORCID ? The ORCID • Unique, persistent identifier for researchers & scholars • Free to researchers • Can be used throughout one’s career, across professional activities, disciplines, nations & languages • Embedded into workflows & metadata • API enables interoperability between siloed systems The ORCID Organization • Non-profit, non- proprietary, open, and community-driven • Global, interdisciplinary • Supported by the membership of organizations using the ORCID API  Funding organizations  Professional societies  Universities & research institutes  Publishers 5
    6. 6. Facilitating interoperable exchange of information The ORCID API enables the exchange of information between systems: • Less time re- keying • Improved data • Easier maintenance • Better sharing across systems 6 Grants Repositories Researche r Information Systems Publishers Other identifiersSociety membership
    7. 7. Adoption and Integration 7 ORCID has issued over 650,000 iDs since our launch in October 2012. Integration and use is international. Publishing 27% Universities & Research Orgs 39% Funders 7% Association s 15% Repositorie s & Profile Sys 12% EMEA 35% America s 50% AsiaPac 15% Over 120 members, from every sector of the international research community - 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 Creator Website Trusted Party
    8. 8. ORCID Members & Integrators 8 Research Funders Professional Associations Publishers Universities & Research Orgs “AGU is implementing ORCIDs in our member records, editorial databases, and papers. Having the ability to uniquely identify scientists helps the society, editors, authors, and members in many ways, from improving efficiency to providing services and support.” Brooks Hanson, Dir Publications, American Geophysical Union “We want to use ORCIDs to simplify the life of Oxford’s researchers for working with institutional systems and publishers’ systems by re-using already available information for publication data management and reporting. The motto is: Input once – re-use often.” Wolfram Horstmann, Assoc. Director, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford “Greater precision and transparency of the research outputs linked to a particular funder or grant is vital to help us better understand the impact of our funding.” Liz Allen, Head of Evaluation, Wellcome Trust “Not only does the ORCID system enable improved publishing processes, but publishers’ participation also enables improved processes for partners such as funding agencies and universities.” Craig Van Dyck, VP, Global Content Management, Wiley
    9. 9. How can ORCID help with outcomes tracking? A persistent identifier benefits researchers & organizations • Distinguishes them from all other researchers • The unique ORCID identifier stays with researchers throughout their careers • Connects them reliably with their research outputs • Improves discoverability of their research • Widespread embedding of the ORCID identifier improves information sharing—offering us all better data in the future ORCID Public Data “All data contributed to ORCID by researchers or claimed by them will be available in standard formats for free download (subject to he researchers’ own privacy settings) that is uploaded once a year and released under a CC0 waiver.” 9
    10. 10. Encourage early career researchers to get their ORCID iDs today! Their ORCID iD will: • Remain with them throughout their career, even as they • Change names • Move between institutions, nations, and disciplines • Reliably link them with their research outputs • Publications • Datasets • Funding • Other outputs • Encourage them to USE their iDs in • Manuscript submission & grant proposals • CVs, web pages, email signatures, & more • Help ensure that they get credit for all of their work and improve discoverability of their research • ORCID identifiers are always free for researchers. Resources to support outreach at • 10
    11. 11. ORCID Membership Member organizations may use the member API to: • Send data such as publications to ORCID records • Read limited access information from an ORCID record • Integrate a search and link wizard to enable researchers to connect with their works • Link ORCID identifiers to other IDs and registry systems • Create ORCID records on behalf of employees or affiliates • Validate information in ORCID records They also receive: • Access technical support in their use of the ORCID registry • Be eligible to serve on the ORCID Board • Support the mission of ORCID and maintenance of the Registry 11
    12. 12. ORCID Membership • Standard  One organization signs a member agreement • Consortial  One lead member organizes consortial participants & technical support, all which are listed in the lead agreement. Payment is per participant, and multiple categories are allowed w/n the consortium. Consortia of 5 or < receive 10% discount. • National  One lead member organizes recruitment & tech support. Could include individual NP universities, government institutions, and other non-profit research-conducting organizations. • Complete information about membership available at 12 Non-profit organizations receive a 20% discount
    13. 13. ORCID Membership (standard) Basic (US$5000/year) • Access to OAuth Member API • Option for either trusted party or creator license • Support for 1 set of client credentials • Email support • Biannual data file • May nominate for ORCID board Premium (US$10,000- $25,000/year, depending on revenue) • All benefits of Basic membership • Webhooks automated update services for synchronizing between ORCID & your data system • More API requests/day • Up to 5 API client credentials, to support more systems • Monthly data files & expanded support services • Custom reports on site traffic, registrations, and more 13
    14. 14. Resources • Find out more at • Integrations at other institutions • Use case examples – • Record creation guide – • ORCID Ambassadors – • Membership information – • Learn about tools to embed ORCID iDs at  • Blog: • Twitter: @ORCID_Org 14
    15. 15. Outreach Meetings • Join us May 21-22 in Chicago for our Spring meeting: • University and professional association integration prototypes, supported by Sloan- funded Adoption and Integration program • faculty information systems • ETD systems • data repositories • access management workflows • association management workflows • SAVE THE DATE: 4 November 2014 in Tokyo 15