Title: VIVO and persistent identifiers: Integrating ORCID
Presented at the VIVO 2013 conference in St. Louis, MO, 08/15/13
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, ORCID, Bethesda, MD, USA
Hal Warren, American Psychological Association, Washington DC
Simeon Warner, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Since the launch of the ORCID Registry in October 2012, thousands of researchers have claimed their ORCID iD. Organizations have been embedding ORCID identifiers in manuscript submission systems, in funding applications, and adding them to university profile systems. Even before launch, the VIVO ontology had incorporated an ORCID field. In this panel, we will provide an overview of the ORCID registry and adoption, and demonstrate how the American Psychological Association (APA) has integrated ORCID identifiers into its VIVO system and developed an application to populate ORCID records with demographic and publication attributes from APA VIVO RDF files. The ORCID data are packaged as a JSON object stored as a URI in the VIVO record. This serves as a cross-check for ORCID assertions from the publisher of works claimed and allows APA to use VIVO to extend valid provenance assertions for publications in a Linked Open Data Trust Framework. We will discuss the application of this use case for other VIVO implementations and other researcher profiling systems, focusing on integrations at universities.