The ORCID US Community continues to grow as we wrap up our second calendar year. This is our third newsletter, featuring updates from across the community over the past 6 months. Past newsletters can be found in the ORCID US Community Blog. To contribute to future newsletters, please email email@example.com.
- Member institutions = 125
- 86 ORCID API system integrations across 66 member institutions
- 288 participants from 119 member institutions on the ORCID US Community discussion forum
- 245 followers @USconsortium on Twitter
2019 Year-End Member Survey
To help assess our progress so far and plan for ORCID US Community resources and activities for next year, please complete this brief survey (5 min.) to give your input by December 31, 2019.
Community Call: Partnering with Internal Stakeholders (January 16)
Join us for a community call on Thursday, January 16, 2020, where discussion will focus on partnering with internal institutional stakeholders for ORCID adoption (see agenda).
- When: Thurs. Jan, 16, 2020 @ 2pm Eastern/ 1pm Central/ 12pm Mountain/ 11am Pacific
- Register to attend the Zoom call & get a calendar invite (call will be recorded)
Webinar: ORCID API Basics & Benefits (February 13)
What is the ORCID API, how does it work, and why should you care? Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2020, to learn about the basics of the ORCID API (which stands for “application programming interface”) and the benefits of integrating the ORCID API with local institutional systems; no prior knowledge required.
- When: Thurs. Feb. 13, 2020 @ 3pm Eastern/ 2pm Central/ 1pm Mountain/ 12pm Pacific
- Register to attend the webinar & get a calendar invite (webinar will be recorded)
In-person meeting in San Diego (March 30)
Save the date! This spring we will be having our very first in-person meeting for ORCID US Community members in conjunction with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2020 Membership Meeting in San Diego. Seats are limited, so please Register to save your spot.
- When: Monday, March 30, 2020 from 9:30-11:30am Pacific
- Where: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA
- Register to save your spot
If you are interested in presenting a brief lightning talk at the meeting, and/or if you are interested in participating on an ORCID-related panel at CNI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORCID US Community Awards
The ORCID US Community Awards encourage and provide recognition for participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. If someone in the community has been especially helpful to you, please consider nominating them for an award. Winners will be announced in May 2020; see award categories and details, and stay tuned for more announcements as we approach “award season” in May. Last year’s winners can be found in our June 2019 newsletter.
New Community Resources
All ORCID US Community resources can be found online on our Community Resources page and our Technical Support page. New resources added from June-December 2019 include:
- ORCID API Basics one-pager (stay tuned for more API resources in 2020)
- Search tool at http://search.orcid-us.org (see blog: Finding ORCID Holders at Your Institution)
- Community crowd-sourced spreadsheet to track publishers’ and funders’ ORCID requirements (feel free to contribute)
- ORCID US Webinars:
- Community Calls:
- ORCID US Community Blog:
Rescognito: Recognize your Researchers
Rescognito is a new ORCID-based platform that allows individuals and institutions to recognize anyone with an ORCID iD for a wide array of activities, shifting the focus of scholarly assessment to include a more well-rounded view of contributions, attribution, and impact. You can learn more about this new tool in ORCID’s recent blog post: Using ORCID to Re-imagine Research Attribution as well as our recent ORCID US webinar: Structured Recognition via Rescognito & ORCID. If your institution is interested in partnering with Rescognito to recognize your affiliated researchers, please contact email@example.com.
The ORCID US Community has reached 125 members! We are currently the largest ORCID consortium in the world. Learn more about other ORCID consortia across the globe.
- See full list of ORCID US Community member institutions
New Members since July 2019:
- California State University, Fullerton
- Lehigh University
- Georgetown University Medical Center
- Texas State University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Maryland School of Medicine
- William & Mary
What else are members up to?
Presenting on ORCID:
- Erin White (Virginia Commonwealth University), Lauren Di Monte (University of Rochester), and Kelly Grove (Florida State University) presented ORCID case studies demonstrating how libraries are leading the way for ORCID adoption at the 2019 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum.
- Jason Ronallo and Mira Waller of North Carolina State University presented on how they are using ORCID to enhance and amplify research at the 2019 Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International Conference.
- Lauren Di Monte and Nathan Sarr of University of Rochester presented on how they are using ORCID to build partnerships and improve research evaluation at the 2019 Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International Conference.
- Jane Scott and Jon Crossno of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presented their research on “Making ORCiD Work for All: Evaluating Graduate Student ORCID iD and Scopus ID Usage and Citation Results for Administrative Reporting” at the 2019 SCC/MLA meeting (see page 20, see abstract 10 for details)
Promoting ORCID to researchers:
- Staff at the Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis encourage researchers to register for ORCID and link to eRA Commons in accordance with new NIH ORCID requirements
- Lauren Di Monte at University of Rochester River Campus Libraries was featured in an interview about ORCID in August (see accompanying tweet)
- Staff at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine promote ORCID to researchers via info booth
- The Research & Learning Librarians at the University of Kansas Medical Center presented a workshop on author profiles, including ORCID, on Dec. 2
- Staff at Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University have created a guide to help researchers navigate the new ORCID requirement for NIH grants
In Case You Missed It:
- Mark Bilby of California State University at Fullerton presented on promoting ORCID to internal stakeholders last year at the 2018 DLF Forum
- Infographic on The Value of Using Unique Identifiers for Researchers (see printable version)
- Infographic on Using ORCID in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Symplectic Elements now allows users to export works from their Elements profile to their ORCID record!
- Open Journal Systems (OJS) offers a plug-in for ORCID API integration
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now requires ORCID iDs for certain types of grants