A Holistic Approach to Institutional ORCID Implementation


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This presentation, delivered at the UKCoRR Members Meeting at the Open University Milton Keynes on Dec 3rd, 2013, provides an update of the evolution of ORCID implementation with specific emphasis in the UK, highlighting the opportunities the identifier offers to repositories and CRIS systems and the challenges that universities need to address when planning to adopt ORCID at institutional level.

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A Holistic Approach to Institutional ORCID Implementation

  1. 1. UKCoRR Members' Day, Open University, Dec 3rd, 2013 A Holistic Approach to ORCID Implementation Pablo de Castro ORCID Technical Steering Group Member euroCRIS Best Practice TG Leader GrandIR Ltd pcastro@grandir.com/
  2. 2. ORCID Evolution https://orcid.org/statistics
  3. 3. Holistic? FCT has recently announced ORCID adoption as a national researcher identification standard for the Research Assessment Exercise to be carried out this year … this has huge implications for Libraries and Research Offices at institutions across the country: there needs to be an effort for supporting researchers in this process
  4. 4. Researchers are asked to individually create and populate their ORCID iDs – without any specific institutional support FCT has however organised a comprehensive policy dissemination event for institutional libraries and documentation centres
  5. 5. ORCID Integration Initiatives Under Way Sloan Foundationfunded projects for ORCID iD integration into CRIS Systems and IRs (plus testing the ORCID affiliation module) at US-based institutions Developments to become openly available after project completion
  6. 6. ORCID in Britain Early ORCID members include Universities and Research Centres, Publishers and Third Party Companies – incl CRIS vendors that will support integration Pilot ORCID adoption initiatives under way at a number of institutions in the UK (pioneered by Glasgow Uni)
  7. 7. ORCID in Britain ORCID usage figures – from Member report for Glasgow Uni
  8. 8. ORCID in Britain Intensive REF reporting work has so far kept institutions from devoting much effort to ORCID The Jisc does however have a specific WG on author ID, has endorsed ORCID and is looking forward to supporting its implementation (lead: Verena Weigert) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/generalpublications/2013/future-of-orcid-in-uk-he.aspx
  9. 9. Issues with Institutional ORCID Adoption: More Cultural than Technical Some relevant technical issues: - ORCID iD creation - Detection of preexisting ORCID iDs Otherwise, biggest challenges are cultural and procedural: - Intensive dialogue with researchers required (very much the OA policy compliance style) - Different institutional units need to cooperate
  10. 10. Issues with Institutional ORCID Adoption: More Cultural than Technical Biggest challenges are cultural and procedural: - Careful planning and coordination required - Best practices to arise and be shared - Several UK HEIs doing early ORCID adoption work – Jisc looking forward to establishing a technical workgroup on ORCID implementation
  11. 11. Thanks Pablo de Castro ORCID Technical Steering Group Member Director – Research Information Mgt GrandIR Ltd. pcastro@grandir.com/