Not for profit: every £ used for the sectors’ benefit. The sectors’ own organisation for digital
Since incorporation in December 2012 Jisc the return on investment for the sector has been around £600 million.
Jisc’s forward priorities are determined in close interaction with the sector.
Deliver - shared digital infrastructure and services for universities and colleges. Flagship Janet network, security (Access management Federation), serving of datasets and citation indexes. Also bringing together a set of OA services.
Broker sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers – so brokering national deals for content and brokering framework agreements with particular vendors and services. ORCID consortium agreement – premium membership at reduced costs. Archivum for data storage services at more favourable costs
Provide expert and trusted advice and practical assistance – We recently produced guidance for meeting the EPSRC expectation on their data policy.
These are the main national bodies we bring together (building partnerships and consensus to help translate need to find tech solutions and this includes working through technical standards required for interoperability…
We have worked with standards bodies such as DCMI and engaged with NISO through various initiatives…..
(Aston University; Imperial College London; Northumbria University; University of Southampton; Swansea University; University of Kent; University of Oxford; and University of York.)
Next step was to coordinate ORCID consortium membership for UK - Jisc has now:
Consulted the sector to ask HEIs to express their interest in participating in consortium (including ORCID premium benefits), also consulting with funders and reconvened ORCID implementation group (ARMA, HEFCE, RCUK, UCISA, HESA, SCONUL, RLUK, Wellcome Trust, BL). Who would be interested in joining? 81 replies - 50 yes. 22 – not sure. Possibly at a later date 10 – no: systems not mature
Considering what other support we can provide post the Jisc ARMA ORCID pilot – e.g. technical support.
Depending on the number of participating institutions, this could reduce the cost of membership per institution to below $4,000, and would also allow all participants to access the benefits of premium membership at no additional cost.
Jisc ORCID licence (30-99 members $135,000) So far 66 institutions have signed up UK membership (premium) based Jisc banding Bands 1,2,3 ($3,500) Bands 4, 5 ($2,500) Bands 6-10 ($1,500)
So we have now recovered our costs ($159,500)
Basic membership directly through: ORCID: $5,000 ORCID Premium membership: Small organizations (< US$ 200M in annual revenue or grants): US$ 10,000 Large organizations (> US$ 200M in annual revenue or grants): US$ 25,000 Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 20% member fee discount. Start-up organizations are eligible for a 75% discount.
Presentations have been done for other consortiums who want to emulate/learn from what we are doing. Lyrasis in the US, Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) consortium and CSC Finland.
Knowledge Exchange: – see other European approaches.
RIOXX metadata application profile and guidelines (Research Papers)
Set of metadata elements and guidelines.
21 metadata elements 10 mandatory 5 recommended 6 optional Worked with RCUK and HEFCE Does not cover all of the REF reporting requirements but it certainly will provide consistency for common key fields. (Date of deposit and exceptions)
Also we keep a list of names and emails of people from the institution that signed the consortium agreement. Librarians and list of technical people and ask additional info for technical leads.
Introduce: Monica Duke; from Sero: Bethan McClean, Owen Stephens, Liz Wallace, James Kay.
The work will broadly cover the following:
Respond to technical support requests via phone, email, site visits and surgeries from research information management practitioners and developers in ORCID consortium member organisations building integrations using the ORCID API. How can I join and can someone speak to my director of research. Gather technical interoperability requirements across UK universities and to, where appropriate implement developments or help to guide developments in key systems. Funding. Development … encouraging, inspiring and supporting developments in integration Design, organise and facilitate UK ORCID user community events to provide a forum for networking, sharing of experiences and collaboration
Design, organise and facilitate ORCID hack days to enable developers in consortium member organisations to learn about ORCID development resources, to collaborate and to create new ORCID tools. Development … encouraging, inspiring and supporting developments in integration
Set up and manage an online interface to facilitate sharing of plans and coordination of implementation activities among group members. Create documentation and other tools to inform users – where appropriate – or refer them to existing documentation and resources provided by the ORCID organisation.
Documentation … support based around a “decision tree” / “flow chart” structure with links to other materials with appropriate levels of detail all the way along the path of ORCID adoption and integration. The idea being you can go to the stage you need now and find the right help and support; and also come back in 6 months’ time and find other materials to support where you are then.
Full write ups available from the support web site
looking at the feasibility of integrating ORCID use through all the appropriate public-facing Jisc systems….
Work on other standards and identifiers.
105 participating IRs now using IRUS-UK The IRUS team (Paul Needham) has been working with John Salter to do some work with ORCIDs - harvesting a White Rose ‘irus-orcid’ via OAI–PMH using the RIOXX format. This will be developed further (subject to IRUS CAG support) but it demonstrates that exposing ORCIDS in this way supports author reporting.
Providing consistency and standardisation…. RIOXX 54 repositories using RIOXX fields. More work needed on compliance. (includes ORCID field)
The Jisc UK ORCID consortium: Workshop 2
The Jisc UK ORCID consortium
Workshop 2 – Use cases and API-intro
To enable people in higher
education, further education and
skills to perform at the forefront of
international practice by exploiting
fully the possibilities of modern
digital empowerment, content
Our vision and mission
To make the UK the most
education and research
nation in the world
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What Jisc does
»Delivers shared digital infrastructure and
services for universities and colleges
»Brokers sector-wide deals with IT
vendors and commercial publishers
»Provides expert and trusted advice
and practical assistance
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Partnership and consensus
Translating the needs of universities, colleges
and policy to ensure excellent research and
education requires good quality information, technical
standards and interoperability.
Working in partnership and facilitating consensus and
implementation is part of what we do at Jisc to find the
right technical solutions.
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» January 2013
Joint statement in support of ORCID (ARMA, HEFCE, HESA, RCUK, UCISA,
WellcomeTrust, Jisc); joint implementation plan
» May 2014 – March 2015
Jisc ARMA ORCID Pilot - 8 University based pilots (May 2014-January 2015)
› streamline ORCID implementation process at universities
› develop the best value approach for a potential UK wide adoption of ORCID
in HE including evaluating the possibility of UK consortium membership.
» Summary Report and Cost-BenefitAnalysis (May 2015)
ORCID adoption/integration in the UK
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UK consortium membership
»The UK ORCID consortium was established:
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Jisc UK ORCID support
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» ORCID consortium membership for the UK
» Consulted the sector to ask HEIs to express their interest in participating in
consortium (including ORCID premium benefits), also consulting with funders
and reconvened ORCID implementation group (ARMA, HEFCE, RCUK, UCISA,
HESA, SCONUL, RLUK,WellcomeTrust, BL)
» Considered what other support we can provide post the Jisc ARMA ORCID pilot
– e.g. technical support.
» Aim to reduce the cost of membership and access the benefits of premium
membership at no additional cost.
UK ORCID consortium membership
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ORCID identifiers now live in the Research Councils' grants system (Je-S)
RCUK join UK ORCID consortium
» Research Councils UK (RCUK) has joined the national consortium for ORCID – the researcher identifier
solution that enables a wide range of improvements to the scholarly communications ecosystem – and has
started capturing ORCID identifiers in Jes.
» The framework agreement enables RCUK to access the benefits of ORCID at reduced costs and with
enhanced technical support https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/national-consortium-for-orcid-set-to-improve-uk-
» Jisc news item: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/uk-research-information-management-and-discovery-gets-
» RCUK news item: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/151203/
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Channels for communication
»Community resources, support and guidance, FAQs:
» ORCID-UK email list: ORCID-UK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
»Events … like this one
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Technical & Community Support Coordination
»O.6 staff (Monica Duke) Jisc collections help desk and
ORCID providing community and technical support for
members that sign up to the Jisc ORCID consortium
»Working with external consultants Sero and Clax for
» Here today: Bethan McClean, Owen Stephens, LizWallace,
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What this support coordination includes
› Respond to technical and non technical support
› Gather technical interoperability requirements across
UK universities and share with members.
› Design, organise and facilitate UK ORCID user
community events - forum for networking, sharing of
experiences and collaboration
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What this support coordination includes
› Design, organise and facilitate ORCID hack
days to enable development
› Web site including blogs, FAQ etc
› Create documentation and other tools
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Creating support resources
› Decision tree to help institutions all the way along the
path of ORCID adoption and integration.
› Public spreadsheet of the member institutions and
their system integrations
› FAQs and blogs to inform and capture feedback
› More case studies from you and around the world
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Webinars, workshops, events
»Successful event “Cultivating ORCIDs” held May 2016
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Webinars, workshops, events
»Vimeo recordings of 2 on-boarding webinars
› Another “on-boarding” webinar, with UK focus
› Hack day 18th October 2016
› System specific support events
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ORCID and Jisc Services
»Monitor Local consumes ORCID
»Looking at feasibility of other Jisc
public facing services
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Other standards and identifier work
»CASRAI UK chapter
»Research data metadata profile
»OrgID work – keeping up to date with international
developments, building on previous reports that were
produced as part of the Jisc CASRAI pilot.
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Jisc UK ORCID Consortium Membership
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» 10:45 – Introduction to ORCID inc. examples of how it is being used
» 11:15 – Lizz Jennings, University of Bath and Helen Cooper, University
of Central Lancashire “ORCID Eprints Implementation Survey Analysis”
» 11.45 - Split into strands:
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Strand 1 Strand 2
11:45 –12:45 Introduction to the API Brainstorm use cases
12:45 –13:45 Lunch
13:45 –14:15 Learning to use
Vote on key use cases for further devt
Group work: hone + write up key use cases
detail how they might be approached and/or
addressed in the October hack day
15:40 Review of the day
Contact: UK ORCID Support
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