21-22 May 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA
ORCID hosted its biannual Outreach Meeting on May 21-22, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Full details at https://orcid.org/content/orcid-outreach-meeting-and-codefest-may-2014.
Poster presented by Ahmed Abedel-Gawad, Alicia Lim, and Michael Witt, Purdue University
HUBzero (http://hubzero.org) was developed at Purdue University, originally for the Network for Computational Nanotechnology to support nanoHUB.org, and later released as open source software that has grown to include over 50 “hubs” that serve a wide variety of virtual research communities that reach a global audience. HUBzero provides a web-based platform for supporting research collaboration, including an environment for software tool development and execution, integration with grid resources, research data lifecycle management, open educational resources, and other features that enable user interaction with content, content creators, and each other. In 2013, the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) at the Purdue University Libraries proposed the integration of ORCID and HUBzero by implementing three use cases. The first use case enables a user to create a new ORCID identifier or associate with an existing one when he or she registers a new hub account. To associate with an existing ORCID identifier, users select from the possible matches proposed to them by ORCID based on their user information. Users can also alter the search fields for the case when an ORCID might be associated with an alternate name. If they do not have an ORCID identifier, they can easily create one as a part of the new user registration. Users have the freedom to associate or create ORCID identifiers when registering on a hub or doing it later by updating their hub profile. In the second use case, when users publish a dataset, their ORCID identifiers are included in the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) metadata for the data publication. Apart from including the main author’s ORCID, the user also has the option of including the ORCID of other collaborators who have user accounts on the hub. In the last use case, the exposure of the work of hub users is increased by linking to their ORCID profiles from within their profiles on the hub. This allows visitors to not only view the user's hub content but also the publications, grants, and patents of the user on their ORCID profile. A working prototype of the integration is currently available for demonstration. A pilot test is being conducted in April 2014 with three hub communities: nanoHUB.org, the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (http://habri.org), and the Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu). Its source code will be included in the next core HUBzero software release in September 2014. This is one of nine ORCID Adoption and Integration Projects that was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.