The ORCID US Community continues to grow as we are now halfway through our third calendar year, while also facing the ripple effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This is our fourth 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 Stay well!

Community Snapshot 

ORCID US Community Awards 

The second round of winners (2019-2020) for the “ORCID US Community Awards” have been identified, to recognize and encourage participation, sharing, and achievements in the ORCID US Community. We will have another round of awards next year, with winners announced in May 2021; see award category details and more information.

Congratulations to this year’s Award Winners: 

  • “Most Active” individual = Jennifer Davis,  Scholarship and Data Librarian at Augusta University with 11 posts in the ORCID US Community discussion forum this year
  • “Most Helpful” individual = Jane Scott, Manager of Digital Services and Technology Planning at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, received two nominations for sharing “insight and advice for central ORCID API integration.”
    • Shout out to Mark Bilby for one nomination as a leading advocate for ORCID adoption in the California State University system
    • Shout out to Jason Ronallo who also received nominations for sharing expertise and leading ORCID initiatives at North Carolina State University (Jason was the winner in this category last year)
  • Institutional Involvement” = Stanford University, with 9 individuals from Stanford plugged into the ORCID US Community discussion forum
  • “Institutional Achievement” = the following member institutions have released custom ORCID integrations this year:

Community Call: Institutional ORCID Endorsements (June 16)

Join us for a community call on Tues. June 16, 2020, where discussion will focus on institutional ORCID endorsements, featuring case studies from Stanford University and the California State University system (see agenda). 

  • When: Tues. June 16, 2020 @ 2pm Eastern/ 1pm Central/ 12pm Mountain/ 11am Pacific
  • Register to attend the Zoom call & get a calendar invite (call will be recorded)

Community Call: Break-out Discussion on Approaches to ORCID Adoption (July 21)

Join us for a community call on Tues. July 21, 2020, where the primary activity will be break-out discussion groups to explore the different approaches to ORCID adoption that each member institution has taken or is planning to take (see agenda). 

  • When: Tues. July 21, 2020 @ 1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
  • Register to attend the Zoom call & get a calendar invite (call will be recorded)

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 January-June 2020 include:

2019 Member Survey Results 

Many thanks to the 102 individuals, representing 79 ORCID US Community member institutions, who contributed to the survey results below. Based on the survey responses received, our top priorities identified for 2020 include:

Survey Results

What are the current needs around ORCID at your organization? 

  • Getting faculty to register for and use ORCID (85%)
  • Figuring out how to partner with internal stakeholders to prioritize ORCID integration and adoption across the organization (70%)
  • Getting researchers to connect their ORCID iD with an existing institutional API integration (56%)
  • Getting students to register for ORCID (55%)
  • Planning for ORCID API system integration (53%)
  • Securing resources for technical ORCID API integration work (37%)
  • Appealing to vendors to integrate ORCID in their systems (35%)

Which of the following statements are TRUE at your organization? (Respondents were asked to select all that apply)

  • 90% of respondents indicated that some form of ORCID outreach to researchers has taken place at their organization within the last year
  • 31% of respondents indicated that most other internal stakeholders know about ORCID
  • 27% of respondents said that most researchers they work with know about ORCID and have an ORCID iD
  • 26% of respondents indicated that ORCID adoption is a priority at their organization
  • 3% of respondents said that none of the above were true at their organization

Which of the following ORCID US Community resources have been useful to you over the past year? (Respondents were asked to select all that apply)

  • Discussion forum (60%)
  • Call/email with Sheila (52%)
  • Webinar on outreach strategies (43%)
  • Outreach planning guide (39%)
  • Value of ORCID for institutions one-pager (38%)
  • Showcase webinars (35%)
  • Blogs (31%)
  • Planning guide (26%)
  • Community call on finding ORCID holders (21%)
  • Twitter (12%)
  • Rescognito webinar (8%)

For what areas would you like to learn more about how ORCID can improve workflows? (Respondents were asked to select all that apply)

  • Populating public-facing faculty profiles with data from ORCID (63%)
  • Grants reporting (57%)
  • Institutional repositories (56%)
  • Research data management (55%)
  • Publishing (53%)
  • Promotional and tenure reviews (43%)
  • Annual performance reviews (42%)
  • Internal identity management (41%)
  • ETD submissions (40%)
  • Peer review activity (35%)
  • Research resources (33%)

Which of the following would you like to see prioritized in 2020? (Respondents were asked to select their top choice only)

  • Outreach to vendor systems (19%)
  • Materials for promoting ORCID to researchers (18%)
  • Open source system integration (17%)
  • More adoption case studies (15%)
  • More resources to promote ORCID to internal stakeholders (13%)
  • More resources about ORCID API (9%)
  • More community calls (2%)

Membership Updates 

The ORCID US Community has reached 141 members!  We are currently the largest ORCID consortium in the world. Learn more about other ORCID consortia across the globe.

New Members since January 2020: 

  • American Heart Association 
  • Autism Speaks 
  • Boise State University 
  • California Institute of Technology 
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation 
  • The Claremont Colleges Library 
  • Community Memorial Health System 
  • Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
  • The Nemours Foundation 
  • The Simons Foundation 
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Louisville 
  • University of Texas at El Paso 
  • Wayne State University

What else are members up to? 

Presenting on ORCID: 

Promoting ORCID to researchers: 

Have you been involved in ORCID presentations or outreach activities lately? Let us know so we can include you in the next newsletter: