Why ORCID in the UK


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Panel discussion: Why ORCID? Perspectives from the university community

Moderator: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation


Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University
Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Chair of Internet2 MACE-Dir working group
Neil Jacobs, Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure, Jisc
Yan Shuai, President, Society of China University Journals (CUJS)

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Why ORCID in the UK

  1. 1. Why ORCID? Perspectives from the university community UK Neil Jacobs Head of Scholarly Communications Support E n.jacobs@jisc.ac.uk M 0784 195 1303 Skype neil.jacobs1 Twitter @njneilj One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JA http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8050-8175
  2. 2. What I’ll cover • Background • ORCID pilot projects in the UK • Use cases – why did the UK go forORCID? • Consensus?
  3. 3. 3 • January 2013 Joint statement in support of ORCID (ARMA, HEFCE, HESA, RCUK, UCISA, Wellcome Trust, Jisc); joint implementation plan September 2013 Jisc report: use cases and views on the future of ORCID in UK Higher Education May 2014 – January 2015 Jisc-ARMA ORCID pilot project: institutional implementation case studies; assess costs benefits and risks; investigate national ORCID membership for UK; Jisc/ARMA contribution to joint implementation plan ©opensource.com via Flickr Researcher identifiers: ORCID adoption in the UK http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_researchmanagement/researchinformation/orcid.aspx http://orcidpilot.jiscinvolve.org/wp/
  4. 4. Why ORCID? Review of use cases • streamline and improve reporting processes to funders • facilitate transfer of information about researchers and their outputs when they move organisation • serve as a tool to manage access to and monitor use of national and international resources and facilities • enable better historical analysis and description of research constellations and emerging new fields • by facilitating more, and also more accurate, activity tracking, it has the potential to broaden the scope of CVs and outputs and achievements for junior researchers http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/generalpublications/2013/future-of-orcid-in-uk-he.aspx
  5. 5. Why ORCID? University pilots • University ofYork – “The guiding principle of ORCID implementation atYork will be the benefit it brings to researchers.” – “The University ofYork publications policy (pending formal approval) will require the use of ORCID by researchers when submitting and recording their publications.” – Technical systems: EPrints, Elsevier PURE
  6. 6. Why ORCID? University pilots • University of Southampton – “The aim is to use the ORCID IDs to improve the chain of identity between systems, minimising the administrative steps needed and maximising the potential of data.” – “Three tiered approach with a combination of: • a roll out of ORCID ID for all researchers with institution-‐wide impetus • focus on a specific proof‐of‐concept exemplar working with the equipment focussed research community • services working in partnership with research groups to support cultural engagement and researcher-‐led uptake” – Technical systems: EPrints, Equipment.data
  7. 7. Why ORCID? University pilots • University of Oxford – “The problem is common across the university in matters surrounding statutory reporting, digital scholarship (research outputs) and in other matters around research information management.” – “The main premis for the University is that all it requires is an ORCID is linked to a user’s personal profile at Oxford via their SSO (Single Sign On) username in order to improve its research information management, and to be able to offer more streamlined services to authors.” – Technical systems: Symplectic, Fedora/Hydra
  8. 8. Why ORCID? University pilots • University of Kent – “To encourage Kent PhD students and early career researchers to sign-up forORCID.This group are often very mobile at the early stages of their career so a persistent identifier would be particularly useful.” – “Examine and report on the potential of ORCID IDs to aid effective reporting internally, back to funders, HEFCE, HESA and other agents.” – Technical systems: EPrints,Thomson-Reuters Converis
  9. 9. Why ORCID? University pilots • Swansea University – “Bulk ORCID and ISNI registration on behalf of staff – Integrate ORCID and ISNI with RIS and Cronfa Repository and PersonalWeb Pages – Sharing experiences with Welsh Repository Network – Working with staff to raise awareness and engagement” – Technical systems: DSpace, CRIS
  10. 10. Why ORCID? University pilots • Imperial College – ”In January 2014 the Provost’s Board at Imperial College London approved a proposal for the University to become a member of ORCID, to issue all staff and research students with an identifier and to integrate ORCID into processes and technical systems.” – “…automatically share information between the College’s institutional repository and external systems to increase the visibility of our research outputs. Increased uptake of ORCID would simplify that process…” – Technical systems: DSpace, Symplectic Elements
  11. 11. Why ORCID? University pilots • Aston University – “Improving the level of publications in PURE / repository – Move our researchers towards an Open Access culture and Compliance with Funders’ Requirements – Raise Aston’s research profile in the global HE environment” – Technical systems: EPrints, PURE
  12. 12. Summary: why ORCID? • Universities have old and new roles in research: – Reporting (to funders, to statutory bodies, to show impact..) – Strategic planning (target resources, collaborate/compete) – Publishing (eg, paying APCs, also university presses) – Data curation – Facilities management, etc. • So their systems need interoperability with third party services - PubMed, Scopus,CrossRef, DataCite, equipment.data, etc
  13. 13. Thank you Neil Jacobs Head of Scholarly Communications Support E n.jacobs@jisc.ac.uk M 0784 195 1303 Skype neil.jacobs1 Twitter @njneilj One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JA Comments? Questions? http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8050-8175