The ORCID US Community is still growing strong as we move into 2022, which will be our 5th year of operating at the national level as an ORCID consortium.  Please see below for a roundup of recent updates and important information from across the community. Past newsletters can be found in the ORCID US Community Blog. To contribute to future newsletters, please email orcidus@lyrasis.org. Stay well!

Community Snapshot 

  • Member institutions = 156 (As of Nov. 30, 2021)
  • ORCID API system integrations = 205 integrations across 119 member institutions, through which:
    • 235,365 ORCID iDs have been connected with member organizations
    • 46,899 ORCID records have been updated with:
      • 26,228 affiliations
      • 1,072,455 works
      • 1,558 funding entries
      • 7,626 person identifiers
      • 3,565 websites
  • ORCID US Community discussion forum = 436 participants from 156 member institutions
  • @USconsortium on Twitter = 400 followers 

New Website!

The ORCID US Community has a new website/web address located at https://orcidus.lyrasis.org/ – please take a look, and let us know if you have any feedback (orcidus@lyrasis.org). As our community has grown, so has the number of materials and resources that we have to offer, so this new site is designed to make everything easier to find and use to your advantage. Some of the highlights of the new website include:

2021 Year-End Member Survey

To help assess our progress this year and plan for ORCID US Community resources and activities for 2022, please complete this brief survey (~5-10 min.) to give your input by December 31, 2021. Survey results and subsequent 2022 activities will be shared after the new year.

2021 Annual Member Meeting 

The ORCID US Community annual member meeting took place virtually on December 8; many thanks to those who participated! Please see our 2021 update presentation recording on YouTube or Vimeo, as well as the slides and notes from the discussions.

Congrats to our 3 lucky prize winners!

  • Meghan Kowalski (University of the District of Columbia)
  • Jason Ronallo (North Carolina State University)
  • Derek Jones (Duke University)

Many thanks to our 4 volunteer discussion leaders:

  • Jody Bailey (Emory University)
  • Esther Jackson (Columbia University)
  • Jane Scott (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
  • Bonnie Crotty Nelson (Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International)

Community Showcase Webinar #7 (Feb. 2)

Mark your calendar and join us on Feb. 2, 2022 for a community showcase featuring ORCID adoption case studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, and the PhysioNet repository of freely-available medical research data, managed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Computational Physiology.

  • When: Wed. Feb. 2 @ 1-2pm Eastern/ 12-1pm Central/ 11am-12pm Mountain/ 10-11am Pacific
  • Register to attend the Zoom webinar & get a calendar invite (the session will be recorded)

New Community Resources 

All ORCID US Community resources can be found on our Community Resources page and our Technical Support page. New resources added from July-December 2021 include:

ORCID US Community Awards

The ORCID US Community Awards 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 2022; see award categories and details, and stay tuned for more announcements as we approach “award season” in May. 

Random “Coffee Breaks”

Since we have not been able to run into each other randomly at conferences and other in-person events lately, the ORCID US Community is now organizing “coffee breaks” for any community members who are interested in being randomly grouped with others to talk about ORCID and get to know each other throughout the year. If you would like to participate, please see the details and sign up

Membership Updates 

As of Nov. 30, 2021 the ORCID US Community has reached 156 members (and growing) as  the largest ORCID consortium in the world. Learn more about other ORCID consortia across the globe.

New Members since July 2021: 

  • Syracuse University
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 

What else are members up to? 

In case you missed it, the American Heart Association and the Melanoma Research Alliance, two of our member organizations that fund health research, recently shared that they are now requiring ORCID iDs for investigators as part of their grant funding workflows. Both organizations are also writing funding information to awardees’ ORCID records. See more in the slides from the ORCID & Funding Workflows community call that took place on Nov. 9, 2021.

Larissa Gordon and Daniel Verbit of Thomas Jefferson University presented at the MLA Inaugural Annual Meeting (Oct. 18-19) on “Increasing ORCID adoption among faculty: One library’s story.”

Several ORCID US Community member organizations have done targeted ORCID outreach to researchers this past year. There are so many great examples of ORCID outreach efforts in our community, we could not list them all here, but some highlights include:

  • American University – all faculty members were asked to create an ORCID profile, if they didn’t already have one, in preparation of the deployment of Symplectic Elements
  • Baylor University – campus-wide campaign to encourage all faculty to connect their ORCID iD with Baylor, using the ORCID Affiliation Manager
  • Florida International University – included information about ORCID in graduate student orientations
  • Johns Hopkins University (Welch Medical Library) – the Vice Provosts of Research and Faculty Research sent out a joint statement strongly recommending that faculty sign up for an ORCID iD and link it to JHU
  • Lehigh University – email reminders about ORCID in partnership with the Office of Research; ORCID included in faculty orientations
  • Mississippi State University – mailed ORCID postcards to all faculty, researchers, and graduate students, and posted about ORCID on social media
  • Princeton University – targeted outreach to grant managers and faculty assistants in using ORCID with SciENcv
  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International – included ORCID information in multiple internal newsletter articles, notifying management of adoption by business unit, gift card drawing for researchers with linked ORCID iDs to the repository, and training on how to acquire and link ORCID iDs
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – included ORCID in their Research Impact Challenge, ran workshops for graduate students and another that taught faculty about how ORCID can help with the grants process at UNLV
  • University of North Texas – included ORCID among the strategies for building a scholarly identity on their Scholarly Impact Guide and in consultations with faculty. 
  • University of Wyoming – highlighted ORCID as part of a series of researcher workshops, in partnership with the office of research
  • Washington University in St. Louis (Bernard Becker Medical Library) – created and shared an informational video about ORCID for the “Open October” month events

Recommended Reading

Have you been involved in ORCID presentations or outreach activities lately? Do you have ORCID news that you’d like to share? Let us know so we can include you in the next newsletter: orcidus@lyrasis.org

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