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Thorisson orcid outreach meeting


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ODIN presentation by Gudmundur Thorisson at the ORCID Outreach meeting, Oxford UK, May 23, 2013

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Thorisson orcid outreach meeting

  1. 1. orcid.orgIntegration demoODIN: Linking ORCID and DataCiteGudmundur A.Thorisson, PhDORCID EU / ODIN Projectand University of Iceland Computing | work is published under the Creative Commons Attributionlicense (CC BY: means that it can be freely copied, redistributed and adapted,as long as proper attribution is given.
  2. 2. ODIN and ORCID EU• ORCID and DataCite InteroperabilityNetwork• Aim: connect researchers and datasets viapersistent identifiers• 2 year EC-funded project• 7 partners (5 EU + 2 international)• ORCID EU incorporated in Belgiumhttp://odin-project.euOdinn the WandererCredit: Wikipedia Commons
  3. 3. Technical development in ODIN• ODIN ≠ infrastructure creation project! Outputis roadmaps, technical reports, prototypes etc.• Proof-of-principle implementations• British Library: use and citation of social sciencesdata, long-running British Birth Cohort Studies• CERN: attribution in high-energy physics - dealingwith large no. of authors on HEP papers & datasets• ORCID EU “Labs” mini-projects• Work Package 4 - Interoperability
  4. 4. .. three main threats or “items of unfinished business” emanatingfrom lack of recognition of the need for robust ways ofidentifying contributors and their data in e-Science• Inability to follow interconnections between datasets andcontributors as a method of data discovery.• Inability to share and connect identifiers of contributors andauthors between different user communities.• Inability to uniquely identify datasets attributed to aparticular contributor and contributors to a particular dataset.Linking contributors and datasets
  5. 5. Linking contributors and datasetsEmbedding ORCiDs indata centre workflowsProspective - longterm aim
  6. 6. Linking contributors and datasetsEmbedding ORCiDs indata centre workflowsProspective - longterm aimAd hoc claiming of alreadypublished datasetsRetrospective - necessarynow and for quite some time
  7. 7. Terminology• “claiming” = asserting that one has authored orotherwise contributed to a published work• “I authored this paper or book”• “I created this dataset”• “I had role X in the generation of this dataset andcontributedY and Z”• Focus here on self-claims - claims bycontributors themselves about their works
  8. 8. Doing it• Existing resources available to build on• CrossRef Metadata Search tool• DataCite search API• ORCID Member API• Technical approach• Create simple standalone, loosely coupled tool• Connect CrossRef MDS to DataCite search API• Add several functionality and UI tweaks• Aim: to get work metadata into user’s ORCIDprofile
  9. 9. The tool-- LIVE DEMO --
  10. 10. Challenges / obstacles• Metadata quality and consistency• DataCite vs. CrossRef vs. ORCID• Basic things like date and author is handled in subtlydifferent ways in DOI metadata• Work types in ORCID hardcoded to BibTeX - w00t!• ORCID Works Metadata Working Groupdiscussing these and related issues• how can ORCID best align with and reuse/adaptexisting standards & community ontologies/vocabularies?
  11. 11. Not yet another standard please!Credit:
  12. 12. The open source advantage• Key building blocks• Generic - Sinatra webapp framework, OmniAuthauthentication framework [~dozen more]• Domain-specific - CrossRef Metadata Search,omniauth-orcid Ruby gem• Reuse/Remix/Extend to build new things• ORCID to take advantage of open source••
  13. 13. Acknowledgements• Martin (the other half of ORCIDEU Labs, did majority of work!)• Karl & Geoff @CrossRef for open-sourcing• ODIN partners for testing&feedback• Numerous other testers in the community
  14. 14. Published under the CC BY license (
  15. 15. -- DEMO HAS FAILED! --use what I prepared earlier