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ORCID Update & Other Researcher Identifiers (2011 Annual Meeting)


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ORCID Update & Other Researcher Identifiers (2011 Annual Meeting)

  1. 1. ORCID Update &Other Researcher Identifiers CrossRef Annual Members Meeting 15 November 2011 Howard Ratner (@hratner) Chairman, ORCID, Inc. CTO, Executive VP, Nature Publishing Group
  2. 2. 10 Principles1. ORCID will work to support the creation of a permanent, clear and unambiguous record of scholarly communication by enabling reliable attribution of authors and contributors.2. ORCID will transcend discipline, geographic, national and institutional, boundaries.3. Participation in ORCID is open to any organization that has an interest in scholarly communications.4. Access to ORCID services will be based on transparent and non-discriminatory terms posted on the ORCID website.5. Researchers will be able to create, edit, and maintain an ORCID ID and profile free of charge.
  3. 3. 10 Principles6. Researchers will control the defined privacy settings of their own ORCID profile data.7. All profile data contributed to ORCID by researchers or claimed by them will be available in standard formats for free download (subject to the researchers own privacy settings) that is updated once a year and released under the CC0 waiver.8. All software developed by ORCID will be publicly released under an Open Source Software license approved by the Open Source Initiative. For the software it adopts, ORCID will prefer Open Source.9. ORCID identifiers and profile data (subject to privacy settings) will be made available via a combination of “no charge” and “for a fee” APIs and services. Any fees will be set to ensure the sustainability of ORCID as a not-for-profit, charitable organization focused on the long-term persistence of the ORCID system.10. ORCID will be governed by representatives from a broad cross-section of stakeholders, the majority of whom are not-for-profit, and will strive for maximal transparency by publicly posting summaries of all board meetings and annual financial reports.
  4. 4. Key Constituents Why? Joins faculty Joins student body Helps track output ofResearcher faculty and students Helps perform research assessment of grantees Applies for grant Streamline data input Creates author links - to publications - to collaborators Submits - to other forms of Manuscript communication
  5. 5. 275+ Participants
  6. 6. NewestParticipants(Sep-Oct 2011)
  7. 7. ORCID is open to any organization with an interest in scholarly communication
  8. 8. ORCID transcends discipline, geographic,national and institutional boundaries 276 participating organizations as of 3 November 2011
  9. 9. Timeline 2010Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Build Sandbox Alpha Prototyping ORCID Members Demonstration and Alpha Testing Organization Creation Wellcome /MIT Survey Principles/Scope Defined Alpha Testing Profile Exchange Research & Development
  10. 10. Timeline 2011-12Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 Build Phase 1 - Semantico API information released 11/11 Start Registering ORCIDs Build Phase 2 Obtain Loans & Sponsorship StaffSponsorship Drive 1 Start Collecting Fees Drive 2 Hired VIVO Technology Research $2 million Mellon achieved Business/Marketing Research Profile Exchange Research & Development
  11. 11. Researcher Profile UpdatedORCID<->DOI pairings Researcher submitted to ORCID Registers Author - ORCID - Publisher - CrossRef - InteractionMetadata, along with ORCID passed to ORCID manuscript submissiondeposited to CrossRef system Content Published Manuscript processed
  12. 12. Development Progress: ApproachAlpha Phase 1 Phase 1.x and 2• Completed Spring 2010 • Development underway • Development 2012+• Self-claim oriented • Development by Semantico • Will address assertions by wide• Limited light integration with a under contract with ORCID group of third parties few participant services • Development led by Geoff • Will extend capabilities for• Demonstration capabilities Bilder alternate roles and other types transitioning to ORCID source • Will provide core for future of contributions code by end of year production service • Will provide mechanisms for • Will focus on currently active automatic de-duplication of researchers third party donated records
  13. 13. Development: Phase 1 Features Core functionality plus: • Institutional seeding of profiles (i.e. batch upload, alerting) • Delegated management of profiles • Profile exchange into grant/manuscript submission systems • Fine-grained control of privacy settings at the claim level – public = “share with anybody” – protected = “share with parties authorized via OAuth” – private = “do not share” • ORCID identifier resolution (both via GUI and REST API) • Metadata search (both GUI and REST API)15
  14. 14. Self-asserted +socially-validated +organizationally-asserted identity =more credible assertion Self-Asserted Socially-Validated Organizationally-Validated Identity Identity Identity Disambiguated Identity
  15. 15. Phase 1 Disambiguation Concept
  16. 16. Assertion Collection Concept Top Level Partners
  17. 17. More Assertions = More Credibility
  18. 18. Development Progress: Query API Query API will support the following query typesName Key Returned DescriptionBio ORCID Profile metadata Given a party, give me name and affiliation dataWorks ORCID List of work Given a party, tell me what works metadata they have contributed toFull ORCID Profile metadata, Given an party, tell me what works work metadata and they have contributed to, name and ORCIDs affiliation dataWork Work identifiers ORCIDs & Given a work, tell me what parties are (e.g. DOIs) associated responsible for it metadataSearch ORCID, Work ORCIDs & Given whatever metadata I have, give identifiers, or associated me a ranked list of potential parties profile metadata metadata identified by that metadata
  19. 19. Development Approach: OAuth• API document also addresses OAuth integration with external sites• OAuth development will leverage work done by Gudmundur Thorisson on VIVO-ORCID mini-grant• ORCID will provide a stand-alone server code set with sample responses for integration development of community partner sites.
  20. 20. ORCID Phase 1 in Development for Q2 2012Running on“localhost”
  21. 21. Brown UniversityPsychoceramicsProfessor
  22. 22. BrownUniversity
  23. 23. Other Researcher ID Initiatives• Contributor ID (CrossRef) ( – prototype concept project of CrossRef whose learnings have been rolled into ORCID (general science) – CrossRef is an ORCID participant and board member• Scopus Author Identifier ( – standalone commercial service (general science) – Elsevier is an ORCID participant, board member, and Business and Technical Working Group member• ResearcherID (Thomson Reuters) ( – standalone service that provided much of the basis for ORCID (general science) – T-R is an ORCID participant, board member, and Business and Technical Working Group member• RePeC (Research Papers in Economics) ( – standalone not-for-profit service (Economics) – RePeC is an ORCID participant and active Technical Working Group member• Names Project ( – standalone not-for-profit project backed by JISC (UK government) – JISC is an ORCID participant and Technical Working Group member
  24. 24. Other Researcher ID Initiatives• VIVO ( – NIH funded national network of scientists run by institutions. (Biomedicine) – VIVO software installed locally and provides semantic web-compliant date into network – ORCID participant and funder• ArXiv author identifiers ( – standalone service (Physics) – Cornell is an ORCID participant and board member• International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) ( – separate initiative started by RROs for RROs. Identifies everything including fictional names and names of things (think boats) – Supported by Proquest/Bowker – ORCID is trying to find a way to engage with ISNI in a mutually beneficial way• Lattes ( – Used by Brazilian MCT [Science and Technology Ministry], FINEP [Projects and Studies Financing], CAPES/MEC [Personal Improvement Coordination/Ministry of Education], and all institutional actors, such as the Brazilian scientific community, as a curricular information system. (Brazilian Government) – evaluation of competences of candidates to scholarships and/or research support – selection of consultants, members of committees and advising groups – VIVO participant and in discussions with ORCID• Digital Author Identifier (DAI) – px – a new one! Not affiliated with ORCID
  25. 25. Other Researcher ID Initiatives• Society Initiatives – ACM Digital Library – AIP UniPhy – American Chemical Society – IEEE – …• NLM PubMed Author Profile• Google Academic Profiles• Microsoft Academic SearchMore information found at Martin Fenner’s Blog:
  26. 26. What Makes ORCID Different?• Only not-for-profit contributor identifier initiative dedicated to an open and global service focused on scholarly communication• ORCID is backed by a non-profit organization with over 275 participants behind it• ORCID is backed by many different stakeholders• Publishers are an important ORCID stakeholder but are just one part• ORCID is serious about building an open system• ORCID is the only researcher identifier that is not limited to discipline, institution or geographic area• ORCID is the one to bridge them all by registering the identifiers of all other relevant standalone services (silos big and small)
  27. 27. Come Join Us Howard Ratner Join us at www.orcid.orgFollow us on Twitter @orcid